Here's a belated linkdump of some articles that I was mulling over before my Singapore Writers Festival panel on blogging and writing. I didn't get to any of these points because the focus of the panel and the questions from the audience seemed to be very much on the day-to-day experience of blogging.
- "Why I Blog" by the always thoughtful (and thought-provoking) Andrew Sullivan in the Atlantic.
- "Is This Defunct", a more personal reflection by Adrianna Tan aka @skinnylatte aka popagandhi on why she doesn't blog much anymore.
- A soundbite from Ai Wei Wei on blogs and the internet.
- "Facebook Timeline: Putting the Auto in Autobiography" by Alexis Madrigal in the Atlantic on narrativising life, Facebook-style.
- "Intimacy and Performance on Facebook" by Joe Moon. More good stuff, in case you thought Facebook was "real".
- "What Facebook’s latest updates mean for journalists" by Vadim Lavrusik. Practical advice, but with implications for connectivity and identity.
- "Decoding Our Chatter" by Robert Lee Hotz in the Wall Street Journal. On the usefulness of Twitter's rapid-response effect.
- "Authors join 'tweetathon' in support of short stories" by Alison Flood in the Guardian. On Twitter and short stories (and activism, of course).
- A great tweet by William Gibson aka @GreatDismal on tweeting in relation to writing.