My e-friend Karen Quah has been blogging for one year this month, and in honor she’s posting interviews of some of her frequent guests. Today’s post is an interview with me (me me me me me!). That reaction is one reason I’m getting such a kick out of this, I suppose, but I’m also hugely enjoying learning more about people who’s avatars I’ve gotten to know from the comments.
Getting to know Karen encapsulates everything I love about social media. I had just joined Twitter. My goal was to post once a day. It was our summer vacation; I’d hauled my laptop with us to Michigan and run extension cords out into the yard so I could sort of supervise the beach while I did the work I’d had to bring with us. I’d stumbled across a group of writers who chatted about various aspects of their process, and I was scanning these tweets in between chapters.
Karen posted a link to what she’d just blogged about: “Is it possible to maintain any kind of writing schedule while your kid is on school vacation?”
I tweeted back, “No.”
She’d be forgiven for blocking me after that; instead there’s been a multimedia, multidisciplinary, international conversation going on that I love being part of. It’s not just about SEO or writing theory or self-promotion. She dragged me over to blog commenting with a post about the film On the Waterfront and sealed the deal providing a forum to talk trash about books, with raucous detours through kids and politics and food. On the way I’ve met more writers, readers, and filmies around the world, and even gotten some writing done.
Happy blog birthday, Karen!Tweet