Well, a little while ago there was an announcement saying a new blog called Webbursts would be starting here.
And just what pray tell is a Webburst?
It is first of all, an experiment. I don´t know if these webbursts will succeed. I just want to play a little …
A confession: with much of my writing I can tend to be perfectionistic, obsessive. Staring at the screen pondering: Does the sentence I have just written do justice … ? It can make things slow.
Now in our increasingly manic, fast-forward society, I think there is a real call to people to at least aspire to ponder what they put out there.
At the same time, I wanted to play with something more spontaneous – bursting in fact.
Often if not always, these will be fairly short and to the point. Informal. You´ll note maybe, I´ll use contractions more to signal a more relaxed quality. Like I just did. (Obviously.)
And I wanted to clearly denote this little experiment in a new venue.
This will be an outlet then, for mainly me (but just maybe Kim) to experiment with tentative, unfinished things – maybe often just little fragments, then.
And it will be a place for anyone who cares to join me with those. And anyone who doesn´t mind if the whole thing lacks coherence and systematisation. Or is even a bit cryptic or wacky at times …
And in addition to my own little fragments here, I think I will, as I have already indicated, be using this space to point to other people´s fine efforts.
This could involve particularly moving things on the web that I have found – such as the last entry pointing to the presence of Invisible Benevolence.
Or it might be a few lines from an old book or Vatican document that I find particularly helpful.
To employ a term deriving from the American movies, you might think of my main blog as the A list and this as the B list …
But a purpose to shunting it all off into a different venue is to facilitate your choice, dear Reader. If you don´t like these bursts, you can just stick to the A-list. And not have this stuff getting in the way.
At the same time, I suspect that these webbursts will also be a means of more frequently updating and refreshing the site. Appearing more often and perhaps making things a little more dynamic here. But I cannot guarantee that will happen.
Again, this is just something I want to play with. We´ll see how it goes.
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