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




be heard also.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


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