1. What gets the biggest laugh about how you blog?
2. What gets the biggest laugh about what you blog?
Your readers won't tell you to your face, so you may just have to drag your imagination out of denial. This is an open meme, if you can play. Would you dare post, honestly, on 1. and 2.?
(Don't wait for your friends or the researchers to tease this out of you!)
One of my friends on campus who's doing Ph.D. research on blogging, met with me in my office yesterday.
Involuntarily, he laughed (talking about my blog):
"What I find most interesting is your readers' comments to you! It's fascinating that there is anyone on the planet who can talk feminism and rhetoric and translation all at once."
He was laughing at my blog's what. Was he also laughing at me and you too? Are we also The Who?
But by far his biggest "LOL" literally to my face, right in my ears, was on my blog's how. Here's what he tried to tell me:
"Some of your posts are two (chuckle) . . . are two thousand (snicker) . . . are two thousand words long (guffaw). Are you trying to be blogger counter cultural? Do long posts (just smiling now, but a repressed smile) really win you readers? Do you think the world audience is really that patient? That understanding?"
(Which sent me into a bit of slump trying to answer.
I kept wondering about Aristotle's comments on audience,
and what it would have been like if he'd been able to blog his long treatise called the Rhetoric.
And whether university professors of "rhetoric" could assign their graduate students to read his blog.
And about the women, whom Aristotle's blog leaves out, reading his many posts.
And whether anyone who didn't read his Greek would use google translator tools online or alta vista's babelfish.
Now I'm just humming Larry Norman again:
nothing really changes
everything remains the same
we are what we are, till the day that we die
would aristotle be an acid head?)
Who's reading now, and will you play along? Dare you.?