Twain on Blogging

At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances in a book; and he dashes at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a blog is the veriest pastime in the world, and the pleasantest. But if he only lives twenty-one days, he will find out that only those rare natures that are made up of pluck, endurance, devotion to duty for duty’s sake, and invincible determination, may hope to venture upon so tremendous an enterprise as the keeping of a blog and not sustain a shameful defeat.  –Mark Twain

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  1. bmj2k  July 14, 2011

    If Twain were born in this era, I wonder if he would be lost, writing in the wilderness of the internet?

    • Jim  July 14, 2011

      That’s a good question. I could see him writing about the wilderness of the internet, travelogue style.


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