Mavis Herrell is a blogger. Her day job is a creative writin' course at the local university. This includes how ter write blogs fer pay. She does some surveys of blogger behavior too, fer a local media outfit:
Q. Why do sites have have high hits but low numbers of comments? A. It's like a school class of 30 people where the same 5 students raise their hands day after day.
But the stuff Mavis doan wanna read in front of her students is the meat
of her own anonymous blog. In class they done a survey--secret like--
whar' they filled in the names of they own favorite blog sites.
She was perched against the porch rail, arms crossed over her chest, one hand on her throat; body language signaling protection of the heart.
I picked a sprig of mint fer our glasses of lemonade, and offered her a cookie.
Seems that some students was "bigamist bloggers" ter quote Mavis.
"Whas' a bigamist blogger?" I ast her.
"Why ya' know--one who is livin' in mor'n one blog community. Them's plain an' simple adulterers, iffin' ya ast me," Mavis snapped.
I chewed the mint from the bottom of my lemonade glass....
"But Mavis, a blogger family can be real real special--I feels that way too--but it ain't an act of faithlessness to visit outside the cyber compound."
"Thas' the whole trouble wif' the blogosphere. They ain't no decent rules of engagement. We need ter eliminate the Blog-arounds. Blog-chasers," Mavis was close ter whinin'.
I jes' patted her shoulder...some folks is real real tender, ya' know?