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Slow-blogging: A Vancouver invention that I aspire to adopt

November 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Hey, I got two whole weekend days to do almost nothing, after the frantic election season where, as some of you have noticed, I was INESCAPABLE on all media platforms. Is there a thought I had in the past four weeks that you didn’t hear? I doubt it.

So I really appreciated this story in the New York Times on the weekend about the new “slow-blogging” trend, which apparently was kicked off by a local guy.

I like this slow-blogging idea, although I think maybe Montaigne was the first to pioneer it. Imagine thinking before writing. What a concept. I’ll really have to try it sometime

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  • Thanks for that link, Frances. I loved that article.

  • Thanks for writing about the slow blogging article, Francis. I’m the local guy in question, and have re-launched the slow blog manifesto under my own site (it was hosted on a wonky Apple blog previously). I’m surprised by the interest it’s generated, and intend to develop it more in the coming months. But at the right pace 🙂

    Since your writing addresses current events, you could start a separate blog dedicated to a slower approach, or create a category for it on the current one. Either way, the idea is to write when ready, not to keep up with the web.

  • I suppose a link would be appropriate:

  • TM

    Well, there you go. All along, I thought I was: too busy, too lazy, too uninspired and too exacting to write more frequently. Turns out I’m cutting edge! 😉

    Thanks for this – now I know it’s okay to post less often!


  • During the civic election I took notes on a notepad with a pen, of all things. I haven’t converted those notes to a blog post, but it’s on my list of to-do items. I like to call it anablogging (analogue-blogging). And while we’re at it: