Sunday, March 30, 2008
Is having a blog like having a cable access show? Or, one reason why I'm going to BlogHer this summer.
Have you seen this guy on cable access? I've seen him a few times but I have no idea what he's actually saying. He rambles on and on. Tonight I had him on and grabbed my camera in hopes someone might know something about him, what his story is. I did catch his grumbling about the world wide internet, but how that stuff is all fake, with fake names. And the YOUTUBE (I think that's how he pronounced it: all caps) stuff is 2-and-a-quarter-inch by 2-and-a-quarter-inch and how can anyone see that stuff? He didn't move much. Just stood there, with his disco ball on a can, his earphones, and his microphone clutched in a death grip. I would have kept watching him if AdRi hadn't insisted I change the channel.
But it got me wondering. Is blogging kinda like having a cable access show? Do blogs have more impact/reach than cable shows like this one? Have blogs already gone the way of the cable access show and I just don't know it?
Well, I intend to find out at BlogHer 08. Oh yes, my pretties. Recovering Straight Girl and I are traveling together to San Francisco this summer for a weekend full of enlightenment, connections, and girl fun. Also known as debauchery. You pick. I'm quite excited. If you're reading this blog, and you're thinking about going, YOU SHOULD. And if you're queer and reading this blog, you really should. Because the conference is at mecca. Hellooooooo.
I have no idea, really, what to expect. And I hope it's not a building full of "mama" bloggers (no offense, but I'm not into reading about breastfeeding and clogged nipples) or scrapbookers (no offense, again, but come on, environmental impact of all that paper!). Oh sigh. And if it doesn't work out, I can always get a cable access show, right? Anyone have a disco ball?
Posted by LeLo at Sunday, March 30, 2008