July 22, 2009

justin hall had it right

put time into whatever it is you like to do, and put that up on the web.

write about yourself, your hobbies, your passions, your politics, your community

whatever turns you on

because if you can be excited about them offline, and somehow transmit that enthusiasm online, or that depth of emotion over the wires
people will find it and stay for it and check back in on it,
especially if they think it’s going to change

Justin Hall, what you need to make a responded site

I’ve been reading Scott Rosenberg’s book Say Everything and going on a bit of a nostalgia trip. And while everything is still mostly Carl’s fault, the great stuff that’s happening in social media, blogs, etc., traces back to what Justin Hall said back in 1996.