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?


–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.