The art of writing badly
: David Weinberger is giving a super keynote to the weblog conference and he just noted that an important factor in the appeal and success of weblogs is that they are badly written — giving the audience the sense of both immediacy and intimacy and that the audience forgives the author for the faults of such bad writing.
Absolutely. Add this: There are many webloggers (and I will not name them) write better weblogs than they write columns. That’s because they try too hard when writing columns; the writing becomes less immediate and perhaps less genuine.
Weblogs are a clickstream of consciousness. That is both their charm and their value.