From blog posts to notes and apologies…
There is an interesting difference between blog posts and notes, at least I find I think of them as different things. For me blog posts should be written with an audience in mind. Notes, however, van just be assembled as reminders and notes to yourself. But maybe that difference is less thought-through than I would like. I have been thinking about what it would mean to share reading notes more widely, or just have them more accessible. Especially for books that should be read more slowly, like philosophical works. I mean, one could post blog post after blog post about obscure passages in Wittgenstein, and, um, I may have been guilty of that in the past, but it seems as if there should be a different format for that.
Now, my problem is that I think there would be a forum for sharing that too. Even though we may not be many, there are those of us who would like to share and discuss passages in Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Lovecraft and Zelazny. But are there good services for that? For sharing observations about works at a very, vert detailed level? The best I think I can do is to share a few Evernote notebooks and start seeing if those can become the notes that I want, and if there is anyone else who would like to discuss Rhees write-up of Wittgenstein’s aesthetics.
I will also see if I can find some other solutions for this use. Maybe there are special wiki-adaptations for close reading? Commentary? I would essentially like some kind of online publishing tool that allowed for the production of shared apologies for literary works in the older sense. I have looked at Scribilus but that was not exactly what I wanted, and my Kindle account is more a repository of the quotes. Any ideas would be appreciated.