Here, Margarent Wente writes about how it’s mostly men who blog because it’s mostly men who are happy to spout opinions off without thinking.
Now I am not a man, but still had an immediate opinion that I felt compelled to share with you.
Every time I do a media interview, it is a generally harrowing experience for me involving phonecalls to family, friends, preparation, late night jogs and sleepless nights, both before and after the interview. This has gotten only slightly better over time. Writing and print are now AOK. Radio, I can cope. TV? It helps keep my weight down; I get that nervous.
For some reason I don’t experience this angst with the blogging at all. Anymore, that is. When I started as a journalist we were told we should blog and given passwords and such. I pulled myself together to do two posts in two years. Blogging annually somewhat defeats the purpose.
In short, I’m saying Margaret Wente is on to something.
And I needed to share this opinion right away.by