I will admit, I started following Jewel on Twitter partially because she seemed both sane and non-evil when the Polanski thing blew up; and because I think supporting clean water initiatives is a very good charity to be involved in. But I like the way she charts out how her songs evolve.
I like it; it does well by doing good. The ‘doing good’ part is in giving an authentic, not-scripted look into the process by which Jewel makes her music; the lack of post-production removes one of the usual layers of separation from the artist and the performer. The ‘doing well’ part is in the assumption that this will end up with more enthusiasm for buying her music. To be less pretentious about it: I like how this feels more real than the usual stuff about how people write songs, and I think that doing this will put money in her pocket. Which is cool.