I’ve been selfish about how I share things online. When I was writing regularly as a critic, wielding my blog like a bullhorn for whatever I desired, I shared with near wreckless abandon on virtually every platform at my disposal. Lately, I’ve turned inward, keeping cool articles and ideas nestled snugly in Instapaper, or worse, my head, like they’re some precious bauble to hold close. Well, that’s going to change. I’m vowing to share more in 2012.
Something I’ve come to love about the most excellent writers (call them “curators” if you must) is how they editorialize links. I think I’ve been slow to accept this because with music writing, it could be monetized in clear ways by publishing through a third party. When you read great stuff at blogs like daring fireball, you marvel at how far a link and an ounce of editorial can take you. Same is true for Twitter follows like David Carr, who just re-shared his insightful interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air specifically about this topic. Serendipity! It’s what makes the Internet fun and I think that I forgot that somewhere along the way while hoarding links and articles and ideas in Google Reader and Reeder and Twitter and Tumblr and Instapaper and all the other ways we use the web today.
So 2012 at Ramsayings will be about sharing those insights. Brace yourself.