Judith Evans Thomas
Over the last week our Working Stiffs' group has started to investigate the pros and cons of blogging. Not that there are many cons because we're a group of writers with day jobs who like to hear our own voices and listen to others as well. It's fun for us, but is it meaningful to the blogosphere?
We don't blog about Brittany Spears fashion blunders, Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell's latest war of words, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's ever so puky love life, or even Kevin Federline's iffy talent. We take the high road and explore real life from the working stiff's front. But does that bring readers? What are blogs really meant to do? I contend that they are no more than any other form of entertainment.
We, the American people, are voyeurs, and what better way to be one than by reading someone's blog. In print, with no editorial input, we bloggers reveal shocking, or boring, aspects of our lives that intrigue other voyeurs who hopefully have more boring and not more shocking lives.
In this blog alone, I have revealed my opinion on Hollywood icons, Brittany Spears, Donald Trump, Rosie O'donnell and Kevin Fedderline. Might I also opine on Madonna, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Greta Garbo. Stay tuned. What is your voyeuristic trigger? I want to know. Then I'll blog for you.