I’m told blog posts don’t matter. I’m told words don’t matter.
I’m told this by storytellers who know that the only thing that matters is words – and the ideas we convey with them. I’m told this by storytellers with a deep fear of people ranting on the internet.
Fans and pros write for all sorts of reasons, chief among them being love. I write for free online out of love, passion, and often – rage. Rage that the very stories I love punch me in the face. Rage that storytellers, many of them my colleagues, grind to dust my most fervent hopes and desires for a future that includes me and others like me.
–Kameron Hurley’s Hugo acceptance speech.
If you’re not reading Hurley, both her blog and her books, then you should be.