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lorena ([personal profile] lorena) wrote2009-05-20 10:18 pm

Are you there, blog? It's me, Margaret.

I went to a local writer's meeting recently to catch up on trends and technology. Interesting that a discussion on blogging came up; as old technologies die off, new ones take their place. I was glad I spoke up and turned some of the "old guard" onto new directions our mutual profession can take with blogging and the like.

I remember myself so long ago, a budding young author, writing to Judy Blume. I got a letter back from her secretary. Such a popular author didn't answer her own correspondence, and form letters were the norm.

And yet, a few weeks back, I got an email from her (An appeal on behalf of Planned Parenthood, I believe). I bet she's got a blog, too. We all do, authors big (her) and small (raises hand). Times are changing. We've got projects, we've got ideas, and some of us are really taking advantage of this new webby space and making it happen.

A big round of applause for all of us, we've come a long way personally, professionally, and technologically. Long way from my first attempts at writing with a much-worn little red spiral note book with a few blank pages and two sentences of "hook" that never went anywhere.