I think I may have coined two new phrases. Since it may be that these phrases have previously been read or heard by me, and have been hovering on the periphery of my consciousness only just now flying into focus, I’ll wait a while before I take home my prize.
First, there’s “blog worthy”. I’m mentally tripping over blog post ideas. In the wee hours of the morning, while I was lying in bed ostensibly trying to sleep but actually composing in my mind a blog post on the writer’s conference as a speed dating event, I tried to think of a description of that pivotal moment of the speed date, and also the writer’s conference table-meet, involving “the elusive and intrepid art of the exchange of the digits–which is a whole other blog worthy topic that we will address in due course.” Aside from liking my thoughts on the writing conf/speed dating stuff, and liking my thoughts on the art of the exchange of phone numbers, I’m quite taken with this “blog worthy” thing.
Then there’s the other phrase, “blogger’s remorse,” which should win first prize in whatever word coinage competition there may be. I happened on this one when I was replying to Otto’s “Hiya” email. I was telling him how I had just launched my blog. I’d made only one entry, but had already experienced “blogger’s remorse (why did I write that?? It’s too revealing! What will people think???!)”, and edited myself. “Blogger’s remorse”…it just capture’s it, right?
The whole blogger’s remorse thing ended up leading me to some really good thoughts re:transparency in blogging as well…