Why she blogs

SaarOrange County Register columnist Mayrav Saar writes in the paper today about what she gets from posting at Big Action!, a group blog whose writers include Leslie Gornstein (E! Online's Answer Bitch), E! senior editor Glenn Gaslin, screenwriter Chris Farnsworth, designer and podcaster Eric Almendral and others.

Blogs to me were like video games and fake eyelashes, trends that require certain skill sets I neither possess nor have the motivation to acquire.

But now I am a regular contributor to a blog - bigaction.blogs.com and it's making me see the whole blogosphere in a different light, which is to say I see it at all.

How someone as criminally vain as myself failed to foresee the joys of blogging earlier is mystifying. Blogs are like little billboards that say, "I'm worth cyberstalking!" Or, more importantly, "I'm worth listening to," which, whenever any of us opens our mouths, is all we're ever really saying anyway...

When I told the other Big Action editors that I planned to write a column about why I blog, I couldn't believe the response. Every last one of them had the same reason for posting as I do: a longing to stay in touch with each other, to stay anchored in a community of kindred spirits. In other words, they're just as lame as I am. And they have jobs!

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Photo: OC Register


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