Rick and Rob
from 'The Great Flâneur Narrative' Dispute
Two characters from my
novella The Great Flâneur Massacre,
a fiction work soon to be re-released (Amazon,
late June 2016) as part of a larger work The
Great Flâneur Narrative, have recently been
holding forth on the highly consequential and
practical matter of how to tag one's intellectual
blog posts appropriately.
Aston Judas Khomeini-Butcher
I think my first two blog
posts used too many tags. I limited the most
recent one to five. I think five or fewer is a
good way to do it in future. This applies to any
websites I use too, such as academia.edu.
I think I allowed myself to
be too anxious about whether or not anyone views
my posts. However, reflecting on my work is of
value in itself. I should not worry about how
many people see my work, any more than I should
worry about criticism. A scholarship of
limits is surely important. Academia is the
art of the possible.
Addendum: Ive now
removed some of the tags, but the choice of which
to keep and which to remove was an interesting
one. What criteria do we choose to tag something,
and why? This is an interesting topic in itself.
It is so very, very harsh
to privilege one number above another! If only
you understood how they feel! I mean, just ask Russell!
Also: I should not
worry about how many people see my work, any more
than I should worry about criticism? That's sheer
positivism! Intellectual products are never value-free,
neutral and objective!
Oh, and by the way:
addendum? What on earth do you mean? Trying to
coercively impose semiotic closure upon a text by
arbitrarily distinguishing centre and margins is
sheer hegemony! I just have no idea how
privileged, logocentric bigots like you ever
managed to get into a position of power!
earlier material on http://wallacerunnymede.wordpress.com