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Are bloggers as feuilletonistes, or akin to them? For myself, I'm interested in thinking about what is specific to this new medium we share, and perhaps even contributing to a poetics or a philosophy of blogging.

As such, I don't think of myself as justifying blogging, or needing to - that, I think, might very quickly come to fall under what Nietzsche criticises as ressentiment.

A poetics, a philosophy: perhaps neither of these terms will do. Here, the work of the German Romantics around Schlegel is particularly interesting: an attempt to join thinking to a specific practice of writing. The Romantics and their legacy - Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, then the later Heidegger, Bataille, Blanchot, many others. Derrida, Cixous ...

I read [other blogs] as reflecting on the politics of blogging rather than attempting to justify the practice itself.

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