notes on blogging, from Arianna Huffington

So Arianna Huffington,blogtress extraordinaire, was on The Daily Show last night hawking her new book, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. And as a self-proclaimed “blogging evangelist” she had lots of advice for those of us trying to do it. To wit:

–Blogging is not about perfection. Blogging is about immediacy and intimacy.

–First thought= best thought. Blogging is not about editing.

–Blog about your secret passions.

The first two pieces of advice make a lot of sense, and I will try to heed them in order to post more often. But the third was kind of a curveball. Am I really supposed to be doing that here? OK, um, what are my secret passions, exactly?

AMY’S SECRET PASSIONS

–Sleep. Glorious, uninterrupted sleep. That’s what turns me on these days. The thought of it, I mean.

–“Flipping Out” reruns on Bravo

–shots of Gingerbread syrup in my Grande Decaf after I drop the boys off at school

Um, that’s it. Lame, I realize, but I will try to be more secret and more passionate from this point forward.

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Roxane B. Salonen December 5, 2008 at 7:32 am

Amy,
Well, I share some of your secret passions, especially the gingerbread syrup. Oh yeah, and sleep too, glorious sleep!

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Juggling Act December 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I’ll need to work on my secrets. Hmmm…

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