Ok, so my last post was a rant, of which I should be ashamed, after reading Ezra’s fantastic post about rants. But it reminded me to link to the post, which is well worth reading.
“The rules of the form are such that you don’t have to think about it, or report on it, or consider it: You can just rant. Riff. Write. It’s like an exhibition match where the other team doesn’t show up. And so, free from the constraints of competition and argument, the space just fills with, well, writing. Because if the rules of argumentation lift for a rant, the stony reality of a set word count doesn’t. Something has got to go where the argument was supposed to sit.”