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Feb24
Burn the Soapboxes
As we trundle off into the weekend, I want to add two new blogs to the imaginary blogroll here at ThePublishingSpot.  First is The End of Cyberspace, a blog published bWith a more conventional specialist academic project, the value of a blog is likely to be reduced by the fact that you already know everyone else who's interested in your work (or everyone who's opinion is really going to matter when promotion time comes around). For interdisciplinary projects, in contrast, a blog can serve as a tool for attracting attention across disciplinary and geographical lines. The people who are most interested in this project, and have made the most thoughtful comments on it, are people I knew only very peripherally or not at all when I started the blog.

Once again, we are talking about writing communities.   As ThePublishingSpot grows, I'm trying to build a bit of a writing community.  Instead of treating blogs and web pages like soapboxes, writers need to turn virtual spaces into community parks.  For a good example, check out
Trevor Butterworth's blog based on his The Financial Times story about bloggers.   Both Pang and Butterworth published pieces with countless critics, but they used the web to create this amazing community dialogue.  It's time to burn the soapboxes and start listening to other people...

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A new media blogger, Chartreuse just published a post about the absolute lack of support between old bloggers and new bloggers.  The post gave my Burn the Soapboxes post a nod at the height of the rant, and I appreciated... [Read More]

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