Deborah knocks loudly on Blogosphere's door, box of chocolates in hand.
Door cracks open. "What do YOU want?"
"Come on, Blogosphere, at least be willing to hear my case. I know it's been awhile, but there were prelims, and then those two conferences I had to give papers at, while teaching all the while and taking a class..."
"You didn't seem to have a problem keeping up with Facebook. Clearly you're better friends with her anyway."
"Well, that's true," Deborah replies, angling to insert her toe into the door to display the chocolates. "I did keep up with Facebook during that time, but that doesn't mean you're not important, Blogosphere. I just got so busy..."
"Clearly. Too busy to spend time with me. And now you want to come crying back to me, asking to be friends again."
"Yes. Yes, I do. I'm saying I'm sorry, dang it, and I brought virtual chocolates."
Door opens a bit wider.
[Was Deborah's attempt successful? Stay tuned or contribute your own continuation of the story in the comments...]
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
In Which Deborah Tries to Make Nice with Blogosphere
I'm a writer, an incurable reader, a narrative theorist, a media researcher, a scholar/author/writer/consultant, a PK, and the Queen of Soup Making. I write a lot, and I've taught a wide range of topics in universities. Along my journey I've picked up a PhD in Communication from Purdue and 2 degrees in English. I've been turning my ideas about communication as author-audience relationships into a communication paradigm that can be applied to a wide range of situations. I'm also writing a historical mystery series. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, and the co-chair of the Mystery and Detective Fiction Caucus of the Popular Culture Association. My MA thesis focused on connections between T. S. Eliot and Thoreau, who each wondered about how to remain still and still moving. Before I went to grad school, I spent 7 years working for a division of HarperCollins Publishers.