How Should We Then Blog?

In a few minutes I teach a session at Greenbelt Festival on new media, blogging and the 10/24 wwwindow. I just came across an old poem I wrote in 2005 that has got buried and forgotten. Here it is again, as it comes out today.

how should we then blog?

with smile we publish glad tidings daily

with giggle we reveal our mundane humanity

with sigh we mirror the tragedies of broken people

with shout we send healing words through a keyboard

with bitten lip we offer more cheek to those who despise us

with double-take we acknowledge the publisher on the screen

with mumbling we paint mysteries with strange palette

with softened voice we offer answer from ourselves

with whisper we speak beyond ourselves

with twinkle we welcome past friends

to reawaken childhood dreams

to publish our journeys

to record our stories

to be noticed

to be heard

to point to

others

who

must

be heard also.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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