|Heather Armstrong aka dooce. What's going on with her chin? I don't remember her looking like that.|
Click here to read her interview with HGTV about her new ::groan:: TV deal. I could go point-by-point and tear her a new glorious shithole, but I think the one question and answer I had the most problem with is this one:
PD: Do you feel like you're always working?Now, I hadn't visited her site* in well over a year, but I was interested in seeing what kind of daily content she was posting that makes what she does so much different than what the rest of us are doing. What makes it "work" for her and a hobby for us. So I took a look, and I spent the requisite 10 minutes to find out.
Dooce: I am always, always, always working. I don't ever take a break. It's a bit of a marathon. It's a great lifestyle, I don't ever take a vacation. Like we went to Florida a year and a half ago and I published every day of it.
Is she trying to tell us that posting one picture a day or a brief rundown of the mundane events in her daily life takes more than 15 minutes a day? C'mon! To be fair, I don't know what kind of "work" goes into her associated online presence. Twitter, maintaining her site, moderating comments, juggling advertisers, her book deal, her TV deal...I just don't know. And I don't have the energy to find out. But her answer made it seem like the "work" she is doing (even on vacation!!!) has to do with what she publishes every day.
And, seriously, what she publishes every day isn't that fucking great. It shouldn't take much more than a few minutes a day. You know...like what the rest of us do. I read dozens of blogs every day that are more interesting and more well-written than hers, and I bet you that not one of them considers what they do to be work. Feh.
*I hesitate to call it a blog because blogging, for me, is an interactive exercise. She frequently closes comments on her posts and she never responds personally to any. And I don't know what kind of comment moderation she has going (I won't be joining the dooce Community just to find out, thank you very much), but I haven't seen one negative comment in the posts where she actually has comments activated. That's a little weird, because everyone I know hates her.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. I really can't stand this woman.