So I’ve been at this blogging gig for five months now and am loving it. I carve out time to write each night and, with my husband in business school and either studying or at class, I have plenty of time.
Writing for me has always been therapeutic. But now, instead of journaling in my personal journal (which I used to do religiously every day), I find myself putting more of my thoughts here on my blog than in my journal which is both scary and thrilling at the same time.
Scary in that I realize information is a gift and don’t want to overshare anything about my family or friends. And thrilling in that people log on, Google me, and want to read my thoughts … however irrational they may be.
Her first rule is to blog about something you’re passionate about. For me, I’m passionate about nutrition and fitness and psychotherapy. Hence, my blog was born. I have Rule #1 covered. (I’ll need to buy the book for the other “rules”).
Anyway, she spent much of the segment trying convince host Jon Stewart to blog on the HuffPost, but he wouldn’t budge in his anti-blogging stance.
She said she bets there are plenty of things Jon is passionate about (he joked, “eggplant”), and he countered that he talks about his passions on his show. He argues he has a half-hour TV show and jams all his best thoughts into it … so a blog would just be useless to him; who’d want to hear all the “crap I leave out of the show?”
According to Huffington, the beauty of blogging is that is is just that: imperfect and unfiltered; a first-draft. It’s raw. Visceral. Immediate. Unedited. (Well…)
Think of all the things someone as snarky and brilliant and adorable as Jon Stewart could come up with if he had a blog of his own?! I’d read it every day, personally and I know most of my friends would, too.
(I have such a crush on Jon! Saw him a couple years ago at George Washington University and he was funny as ever … but short!! Way short!)
Anyway, I just thought I’d share this interesting segment with you, since this is a blog and all.
How about you? Would you read a blog by Jon Stewart, or do you think some people’s thoughts are best left segmented, as in a TV show?