I hate miniblogs

June 14th, 2008 by Author

The only splinter blog I follow is by the creator of Animanachronism. Personally, I do not believe that a posting can be too short… and I’m about to prove it, regarding:

I’ve been examining ‘I’ll Form the Head!’ at Hop Step Jump because in a post I’m writing this week I want to refer to a specific point that Jeff makes. And it’s quite hard to do that, precisely because he’s written it rather well: there’s an integrated quality to the succession of different ideas, each paragraph taking the baton from its predecessor. This makes it difficult to just grab the quotation which says what I need it to say, because it is at the same time referring back to ideas from the two preceding paragraphs.

Protip: paraphrase. You have the backlink for accuracy checking, right?