"The people who say that [blogging is “dead”] are idiots. Blogging was never alive. It’s the people that matter. There will always be a small number who are what I call “natural born bloggers.” They were blogging before there were blogs, they just didn’t know what it was called. Julia Child was a blogger as was Benjamin Franklin and Patti Smith."
As blogging turns 20 this year, David Winer and other internet pioneers reflect on the medium’s cultural role.
Speaking of proto-bloggers, they date back to this 11th-century Japanese court lady, but none was greater than Montaigne, godfather of “blogging.”
"You are valuable and irreplaceable. If you are ever told otherwise, do not believe it."
"You never get to the point where you think “I am the adult”, but you do get to the point where you think “I’ve dealt with this before.” The older you get, the higher and higher the percentage is of things you’ve already been through. Have you ever changed a tire? Had a flat tire? Someday, you might, and the next time it happens, you’ll know what to do, since you’ve already done it."
-My dad. I’m 24, and asked if you ever shake the feeling of not being an adult, and this was his response. Probably the most comforting thing he could have said.
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Aww, how many people wold do that for a random stranger?
"The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little."
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