After dismissing weblogging as just another technology-assisted fad, writer Chris Shipley has reconsidered and started writing a blog herself
himself (actually, two blogs, both listed at Shipley’s website).
In The Blog Nation, Shipley cites several reasons why she
he now believes weblogs are a publishing medium with innovative potential. Among them, she he says, is the ability to publish instantly:
The frequency issue is perhaps not what you imagine. It’s not that having a blog enables me to publish more often, but rather than I can publish in the moment. I can post when I am most engaged with a new idea, captivated by some insight or issue. Is the frequency daily, hourly, monthly? It doesn’t matter so much when, but at what point – the point of inspiration.