My aunty was visiting from Melbourne last weekend. We were sitting at the dining table drinking champers to celebrate her and my uncle’s purchase the day before of their Sunshine Coast retirement home. Then she dropped the question.
“So, what IS a blog?”
Ah, THAT question.
The question asked by anyone not in the blogging community as they struggle to get their head around what I actually spend my time doing.
So, I explained it like this. A blog is essentially a website you can update yourself. I’m a publisher; an editor. Just like I was when I edited a magazine. Except this one you can’t hold in your hands. Unless, of course, you’re reading this on your iPad.
And then I went on to say that I was being flown to Sydney the next day for a blow dry and that I’d be back in Sydney a few days later for a Stolli vodka party, some PR meetings and a meet-up with other bloggers over a karaoke.
Is it any wonder her eyes glazed over just a little bit more as she grappled with the whole blogging concept?
If anyone had told me a year ago that my weeks would look like this and I’d be sitting writing this blog post in the kitchen of my bloggie bestie Mrs Woog (who I’d only just met on Twitter 12 months ago) my eyes would have glazed over too.
If you’re a blogger, what do you tell them when they ask what a blog is? If you’re not a blogger, do you think we are a little bit weird?
Geek lust-have: Chanel silver and pink aged leather iPad holder $970
You know how I’m a bit of a geek? And you know how I love a statement accessory? I’m convinced this Chanel iPad case is the legitimate offspring of my two loves. The quilting of the iconic 2.55 bag combined with the elegance of silver and pale pink lining has sent this baby straight to my lust-have list. They’re not in store till September … a girl’s got to dream, hasn’t she?