I was talking to someone yesterday - someone very important - who had this to say about weblogs and those who write them:
1) Weblogs are often an exercise in vanity.
2) Ideas and opinions are expressed which mean little or nothing to anyone except the writers and the few who comment.
3) The writing usually lacks depth, is anecdotal, and little more substantive than sound bites on the news.
4) The Internet is addictive and full of hot air - a diversion like television is or was for most people. It is a waste of one's time...often leading a person to neglect one's duties - perhaps even prayer and good works.
5) People seem to broadcast everything about themselves, even intimate details about their lives, as if it is the "Jerry Springer" show.
I got the impression he didn't think much of weblogs or bloggers - nor the Internet.
(Photo: The gossip columnist, Louella Parsons)