Zen & the Art of Remarkable Blogging
I like this little riff about the Zen qualities of blogging, from a blog by and for web copywriters. I especially admire this passage: "Zen encourages meditation, and great blogging requires contemplative thought. If you’re truly going to get into lateral thinking mode, you’ve got to step away from the keyboard and think. Stop surfing, twittering, and reading RSS feeds and go for a walk." Just replace the word "blogging" with "writing," and it applies to every possible kind of writing. This is all just another way of saying what historian David McCullough once observed to Diane Rehm: "People always ask how much of your time is spent researching and how much of your time is spent on writing? But nobody ever asks me how much time I spend thinking. And writing is thinking."