Monday, July 11, 2011

Notes On Blogging Aesthetics XXV




I actually think about like an MC with 16 bars, mostly because I really believe the the thing should sound good...There's a beat you have in your head, and you don't want your sentences to be off. And then on top of that you have to try to actually say something. My point isn't that it always works. It doesn't. But that's what you're trying to do.
--Ta-Nehisi Coates, talking about compression, form and the New York Times op-ed page (and by extension, blogging).

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