Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You've Got to Break a Few Eggs

I was channel surfing over the weekend and stumbled onto the movie Julie and Julia ... about the woman who challenged herself to make all of Julia Child's French recipes in a year and blog about the experience along the way. Ordinarily, this might not have been a stopping point for me, but the blogging thing caught my attention ... since, in a way, it's what I'm trying do ... not make Julia Child's recipes, but marketing my books on the Internet and blogging about that. So, I checked it out for a while (Meryl Streep was boffo as Julia Childs, by the way). At first Julie is writing to ether ... much as I do ... but slowly folks started picking up on the blog and, it seems, she eventually garnered a sizable audience. How so, asks I? Because she was writing about something people were interested in? Because she has a lot of friends? Because she was lucky? Maybe it was all of the above, but I'm not sure ... I have to admit that I didn't stick around for the entire movie ... The Lawman, staring Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan was on a competing channel, and the Oater won out.

12 comments:

  1. As the head, okay, only, cook in my house, I have to admit I would have jumped channels with you.

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  2. I haven't seen the movie. As for blogging, I think you're right. It takes time to build a following, you have to have something that others are looking for, and lots of luck that the "right" people stumble on your site. So I blog for fun.

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  3. I suppose it is a kind of therapy ... although, it get lonely ... thanks for stopping by!

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  4. 'Get lonely'? ... now you know why I was the world's worst proofreader.

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  5. Just not much on cooking, Christopher. Although I do like a good John Wayne movie!

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  6. Julia & Julia'a actually quite good. Well, the modern bits are fairly so-so but Streep and Tucci are great together.

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  7. That's what I thought, Paul. Meryl nailed Julia Childs ... and Tucci is always good. It was not as engaging in the present, but I was interested in Julie's blogging ... she sure managed to make that work!

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  8. Life may not be the party we hoped for,
    but while we are here we might as well dance.

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  9. I tried posting a blog a few years ago. Guess it was too esoteric. Never garnered any readers. It's probably still floating around the ether somewhere. Yours shows much more promise.

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  10. Mr. Lion: Well, it may not be the party we hoped for, but at least it's a party!!

    dwgibb: Thank's so much for the kind words ... I guess the lesson to be learned from the flick is to not give up, eh?

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