Montaigne: The First Blogger

Relating to CC201’s recent study of Montaigne, Shaun Kenney discusses the idea of the 16th century French essayist as being a proto-blogger. Even though his writings came centuries before blogging and the internet, let alone the idea of a computer, it’s easy to see Montaigne’s essays being published through a popular blog on WordPress or Blogger. Kenney writes:

[W]hen you write for yourself, it’s easier to please the audience. Blogging being merely one medium of doing this, Montaigne’s collection of thoughts reads just as any conversation with another should read.

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