The other night we watched Julie and Julia again. For about the fifty-third time. My sweetheart loves it, and I admit I do too. This time, though, I paid closer attention to the blogging aspect of the film. If you’re unfamiliar with it (shame on you) go get it right away and watch it. Amy Adams is adorable, and Meryl Streep makes a surprisingly wonderful Julia Child. The gist of the story is that New Yorker Julie Powell cooked and blogged her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Along the way, the film provides wonderful flashbacks to Julia’s experiences in Paris and beyond. From this cooking and blogging experiment, Julie got her own book deal and, obviously, a movie. Now I’m no Julie Powell, and I’m not looking for Amy Adams to play me (maybe Melissa McCarthy would consider it?), but I am intrigued by the whole blogging scene. I’m still trying to figure it out, and trying to find a place for bulgingbuttons in the very large and crowded world of the internet.
I’ve been reading a bunch of blogs, and man, am I impressed! They are fancy, fancy, fancy. They have calendars and polls and buttons and contests and linky parties (I’m still not sure what those are) and all sorts of exciting things. I’m not there yet. What I do have is a voice, a decent camera, and a desire to be heard. I will keep sharing what it going on in my head, with the idea that at some point someone will read it and find some worth in it. In the meantime, I will continue to write for myself. This is proving to be a great outlet for me and good practice for developing some discipline. If I can’t figure out discipline with eating and exercise, at least I can with writing. And by the way, if you do find something worthwhile, please comment, or share, or hit the like button, or something! I’d love to know that I’m not all alone out there.