Last summer I read Julie Julia (by Julie Powell), and My Life In France (by Julia Child).
Of course I loved them both.
I was new to blogging, so I was kind of non plussed by the fact that a blogger wrote the book, or most important that a blog lead to a book deal, which has now lead to a movie deal. A major big movie deal.
Many people still ask me why people blog. Fame? Fortune? Book deals? Geek computer loser?
For me, it wasn't about getting anything really. It was kind of let's see where this takes me, hopefully to take me off my ass, and out of a post Katrina funk.
Maybe at first I thought it was about getting comments, or site count hits. But that got way old, way fast, and like I threw away my scale twenty five years ago, I threw away counting comments or hits. I haven't looked at a site counter in months.
So what do I want? I want to make my personal magazine, because I like doing it. And anything else after that is gravy, a gift, a bonus, and a delight.
I also like connecting people to one another, in life, and via the blog.
What do you want? Book deal? To be liked and adored by all? Job? Pen pals? Fan club? Anon stalkers? Bully pulpit? Make you feel less insecure? Show off and share your smarts? Professional calling card? Marketing op? Commercial site that makes ad money? Teaching tool? Therapy? Meet cute?
Coming August 7 Julie & Julia THE MOVIE! I can't wait! It looks like a romp!