This is a useful excerpt from the article you can access via the link below.

New ground is better than common ground: not “I haven’t read that yet—let’s discuss something else” but rather “I may never read that, so tell me about it, it sounds interesting.”

Having now read Andrew Seal’s (high-brow and apt to make people like me cross-eyed) essay about Franco Moretti, I think you are a genius for setting up with this blog.