I don’t want to devalue original reporting because it’s critical, but, the second you publish a story, it belongs to everybody whether you like it or not. And you need to adjust to that fact by explaining it in a way that is yours and connecting some dots perhaps that maybe someone else didn’t see, and giving people a reason, well, why should I go look on this site to see what they’re saying, when I already knew this on that site. So I’ve seen quite a few really good examples of sites that are doing a great job. And they have increased the competition and made the active original reporter perhaps more of a race with a lot of horses in it. But that’s the way of the world and if you can’t accept competition then you’re probably not in the right business.
He still had some doubts about the decision he had made. But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.
There is a sense in which I no longer “go to work.” If I live in my place, which is my subject, then I am “at” my work even when I am not working. It is “my” work because I cannot escape it.
If I live in my subject, then writing about it cannot “free” me of it or “get it out of my system.” When I am finished writing, I can only return to what I have been writing about.
While I have been writing about it, time will have changed it.
Over longer stretches of time, I will change it. Ultimately, it will be changed by what I write, inasmuch as I, who change my subject, am changed by what I write about.
i legitimately forgot about you
it was kinda nice
Looking up directions in NYC one last time…