I Was Nice Before I Started This Blog.
This weekend's long article about infamous blogger Emily Gould (Blog-Post Confidential) was long and ridiculous (and not nearly as salacious as it could have been) but raised a couple of worthwhile points nonetheless:
1. Blogging can lead you to write really, really mean things. It's only a guilty conscience and some well-timed remarks from friends and colleagues that have kept me from permanently going off the deep end on this one.
2. Bloggers can't be counted on for introspection or candor. Few admit to changes of heart, motivations, or satisfaction in their work, much less describe experiences in anything but the most self-promoting ways. You know who I'm talking about. And the other one, too.
3. Blogging can be deeply addictive -- especially at the euphoric start. Witness the orgy of opinionating that Fordham is going through right now.