If someone doesn't start the Blogger's Hall of Fame, what good is blogging?
How can a blogger compare the Golden Gate Bridge to the Sydney Harbor Bridge if he doesn't make the effort to see and walk across both of them? Why state a conclusion if there is no chance that the results won't take the blogger a step closer to just getting nominated for a place in such a hypothetical institution?
Kerouac said "Why must I always travel from here to there as if it mattered where one is?"
Isn't the answer the same as the one to the question about why did that guy climb Mount Everest; "Because it's there!"?
Kerouac did rewrites and polished his work and presented one draft of "On the Road" on one long continuous sheet of paper as if it were a product of a spontaneous burst of creative energy. He gave encouragement to bloggers who tends to write fast and post in haste by saying: "Why let your internalized high school English teacher edit what God gave you?"
Speaking of putting a roll of teletype paper into your typewriter and starting a marathon of keystroking, the folks at National Novel Writing Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) are about to start their annual November typa-thon competiton. Kerouac wannabes, you have been given ample notification.
Can you just imagine a talk show chat featuring Jack Kerouac and fellow conservative Ann Coulter?
Just before the posting process for this column was started, a quick bit of fact checking shows that the site for the annual blog awards
contains a notation for repeat winners that they are considered to be at the Hall of Fame level of achievement.
Who would get a link on a Kerouac Blog? How about the teacher going around the world on a bicycle?
Talk about a road trip.