Over IM yesterday, I requested (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) that Daisy write a post on pencil sharpening. Seriously:
Writers don’t write so that we can sit at home all alone with our cats and cheap grocery store wine while perusing our journals from high school. You think I wrote those journals for ME? Please. Every single word I’ve every written was in the hopes that one day—some day—I’d have an audience who wanted to read them.
…pencil sharpening stuff here…
So there you go David Jacobs. This is what happens when I can’t sleep at night and when I make a New Year’s resolution two weeks into the New Year that I’m going to post on my blog at least two times a week. What tough topic would you like me to tackle next?
Daisy notes how much I love her writing (I do). Between her blog, her regular column on sfist: "Daisy Does the Niners," and her run as xoJane's "sports gal," she's developed an impressive body of work. Even when she's writing a feature perhaps based on a forced conceit, she maintains a consistent voice and tone across titles & time. That's really hard to do! Cheers.
Of course every link from a blog is flattering — and more meaningful than than a twitter mention or facebook post — but it also struck me that Daisy joins a growing cohort of my friends who have re-embraced blogging in the New Year. People who love writing, and who want to build an audience of people who want to read said writing, are looking at Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and whatever else and are realizing it's simply not enough. I think that's interesting - it's going to be an exciting year!