Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The power of blogs ..

Grumpy Old Bookman ponders the FT item linked to here yesterday: The impact of blogs. I loved this:

... the status of blogging was made abundantly clear to me by an 86-year-old aunt, only the other other day. The conversation went like this:
Auntie: How do you fill up your time now that you're retired?
Me: Well, I do quite a lot of writing. I run a thing called a blog, on the internet.
Auntie: Oh. And is that very remunerative?
Me: No. I've never earned a penny from it.
Auntie: Oh. Well in that case it doesn't count.

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