Monday, June 18, 2007

To Blog or Not to Blog?

OK. We’re working on our sixth novel, so we seem to have the writing thing down---at least for now. But the whole blogging culture has us more than a little puzzled (and we’re trying to learn MySpace at the same time.) With a book, we make up characters, a story and go from there. It’s our job to take you on a ride and to make it as enjoyable as possible. We get it—we use our imaginations. We know how it works. We know why you read. BUT blogging seems to have the potential to be endlessly uninteresting. Of course there will be subjects we think are absolutely worthy of note—and of blog. There are occasional moments of whimsy, glamour and excitement in our little world, but as a general rule, life can be routine, mundane---like Donna moving furniture to get ready for the painter and Virginia nearly setting her place on fire because she didn’t look to see if the sandwich was wrapped in foil before she turned on the microwave—but do you wanna know this?

And while we most definitely have opinions and observations about zillions of things—What did the end of The Sopranos really mean? Is the new diet drug Alli worth having to wear Depends? How lazy has TV become when they’re now televising Bingo? Since when is stupid cute? Is concentrated laundry detergent a ripoff---i.e. the same formula we could have been using less of all along? But the question is does anybody want to read what we think about this stuff? And more importantly do we really want to write about it? So the question stands—to blog or not to blog? Or maybe it’s really what to blog.
posted by DeBerry and Grant at 10:24 PM


Anonymous Gumbo Gurl said...

I think it's cool to blog, especially from celebs as yourselves. And yes, blogging about any-little thing is relevant. At least I think so!

Personally, I enjoy reading random thoughts and everyday life situations. I enjoy reading out of the box situations.

I blog because I enjoy writing and I love people and life. If someone wants to comment -- cool! But if not, then cool too!

Because I'm already a fan, I'm going to stay tuned.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about blogs but I have a question for you. I asked you this question before, however I would like to know where you now stand. Are you still working on doing a book about where author's write. It seemed like such a interesting idea.

11:59 PM  
Blogger DeBerry & Grant said...

For Anonymous--
You've asked before about the Write Spot book we mentioned at BEA and we didn't have an email address to respond, so we'll try doing it here!

We still love the idea--even have photography started--but have had difficulty finding both the time to travel and get the work done (with so many other projects going) as well as finding a publisher who's interested in the idea.

We haven't given up the notion, so we'll be sure to let you know when we have a green light.

Thanks for letting us know you're still interested!

8:48 PM  

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