Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yesterday, I Was a Blog

Social networking is as great a form of escapism as any other but I don't learn much from Facebook or Twitter. Some of the best advice I've ever used has come from reading screenwriting blogs over the past few years. I'm not discounting the value of certain books. They are holding their own and even evolving onto phone applications, podcasts, and eReaders. Why can screenwriting blogs (good ones) not do the same? They are, instead, fading into the fabric of tired technology and I don't like it one bit.

A few really good blogs are still out there (thank you for hanging in there, Bill Martell) but with my read list shrinking, I feel like I'm watching my screenwriting parents divorce because "I'm finally adult enough to manage on my own now". Yeah, well, neither of my parents has ever really known me that well.

"Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." Snoopy


E.C. Henry said...

Blogs are a fad, MaryAn. And also I think most people only have so much to share. Then when their knowledge pool is spent, they shut their doors.

Personally I think blogging is a GREAT way to meet new people. Really lets you make friends from all over the globe.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

MaryAn Batchellor said...

It's probably true that when you're spent, you're spent but that's a shame for leeches like me!