English 518 Course Blog

April 13, 2007

“Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man”

Filed under: Uncategorized — spiders8 @ 4:52 am

      Blogging is new to me.  The article, “Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man” is very interesting and quite informative.  The details of Jorn Barger, the collector, is vivid in my mind because of the selective factual and sensory details chosen by the author Julian Dibbell. I can actually “see” him in my thoughts as he very energetically taps away on his keyboard while he is engaged in thoughts about his recollections. This man, Barger, is unique in that he has followed his “dream” and made it a reality.  He truely has a “passion” for blogging to have no monetary benefits coming from his web site Robot Wisdom with its miles and miles of links divided into monthly archives.  I also believe that blogging is here to stay and non-bloggers will need to eventually accept this way of communicating as perhaps a permanent part of our culture.  In reflection, I can appreciate the benefits of this easy means of communication with family and friends. If I could, I would give this article the sub-title of “The birth of a Blogger.”

      The idea of somehow equating the literature of blogging to that of writers such as James Joyce and Marcel Proust is for right now “food for thought for me.”

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