A Movie About Blogging (and Cooking)

Finally! A movie about a blogger! Who cooks!

I’ve been giving out a lot of blogging advice this week.

A friend of my room-mate is thinking of starting a dating blog–

“Have something to write about, and write about it as best as you can, as regularly as you can.”

Some of the legal interns at my work are writing blog posts for Human Rights USA’s blog

“Smart, detailed, but not following usual blog post format.”

And now this lovely-looking movie:

I am always willing to pay money to see anything with Meryl Streep, and if it written by the amazing Nora Ephron, that is even better.

Q: What is common between these three things?

A: all of them involve women blogging.

Blogging is a chance to say something, unfiltered by anything except internal proprieties. It allows me to engage in self-directed learning with public accountability. I can practice academic writing, newspaper reporting, lyrical non-fiction–whatever! For my roommate’s friend, it was a way to find her voice. For my law student friends, it is a way to start building their personal brands. And for Julia, the woman in the movie, it was a way to re-direct her life.

I am totally seeing the movie when it comes out.

Inspirational Quote:

I keep six honest serving men
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.
Rudyard Kipling

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