8/10/09

First Movie About Blogging?

I think I might have just seen the first movie about blogging--Julie and Julia. It's two stories in one--the story of Julia Child's rise to stardom, aided by a happy marriage to a supportive, wonderful husband. And the story of Julie Powell's year of cooking all the recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and blogging about it, and becoming a star, aided by a happy marriage to a supportive, wonderful husband. Love those supportive husbands!

The blogging part is lots of fun (actually, all of it is lots of fun). The movie nicely evokes some of the fun of blogging--the way it bypasses that annoying business of trying to get things accepted for publication. In approximately 5 minutes, this post is going to be accepted, because I'm going to accept it. So much for gate-keeping editors!

And then there's the thrill of getting your first comment, and the fact that it just doesn't count if it's from your mother. And the narcissism of blogging. And the way blogging makes you focus on strangers who seem both real and not real, and how the 3D people in your life can find that annoying. And the feeling (once you get going) that you must feed the beast...er, the blog. And how, on the other hand, there's a discipline to it, and a real value to it....

And it made me think it would be nice if someone "discovered" my blog...and how I might have to read all of Aristotle in a year and blog about it to get a book contract....but how infinitely boring that would be both for me and my readers...and how I wouldn't actually get a book contract....and...

Time to get to work.

3 comments:

rtk said...

quote Jean: And then there's the thrill of getting your first comment, and the fact that it just doesn't count if it's from your mother.
Let's hope she doesn't read that!

Jean Kazez said...

Yes, by all means, let's hope. The first comment doesn't count if it's from a daughter either by the way.

Funny scene in movie. I got my second comment! Wheeee....it's from a stranger!!!!!

amos said...

Actually, the concept of someone who tries to read all of Aristotle isn't a bad idea for a book, that is, not a book about Aristotle, but a book about trying to read all, that is, all of Aristotle.