“I love playing. The keyboard is my journal” – Pharrell Williams
“I think the word ‘blog’ is an ugly word. I just don’t know why people can’t use the word ‘journal.’” — Moby
What Do You Think?
I’m reading Dinty Moore’s book, “Crafting the Personal Essay.” It’s good. Really good! I’ve been reading a chapter every morning with my coffee – and taking lots of notes.
This morning’s session, however, cost me.
Dinty thinks it is important to write things readers might care about and be interested in reading; and I realized that what I had written didn’t sound interesting – even to me. Well, except for the quotes, which I do find thought-provoking.
My first draft of this blog, however, was taking too many words to say simply that. Thankfully, I have learned that the delete key is often the best editor.
As for the difference between blogging and journaling, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the audience. My journal is for my eyes only, and my blog is for the entire world to read. And I hope they do.
Bean Pat Are Blogs the New Journal? http://tinyurl.com/mu6lelo This was my inspiration for today’s blog, but the subject matter is one I have pondered now for over a year.