(via Bryan Alexander) The Village Voice offers a pretty interesting piece on blogging in academia, including quotes from my hero.

“I’ve published a bunch of articles in law reviews, and I think I’ve gotten maybe a total of 10 letters about them in the history of my career as an academic,” he says. “I publish stuff on the blog, I get literally hundreds of e-mails about things all the time.”

It’s a wonderful thing.

But here is the blogging (the verb) quote, from six-year (!) blogger Josh Kortbein:

I write my blog because I wish that things were different, and I’m thinking about how to make them that way.

That feels right from where I sit, too. Blogs as platform. That’s what blogging is…