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Blogs and Authors

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Pamela Paul, author of Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our Families, wrote an interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times. Entitled What Are the Blogs Saying About Me?, Paul’s article examines the way authors approach blogosphere discussion of their work. Some, like Maureen Dowd, avoid spending too much time looking at blog entries about their work. “I’m super sensitive and I think I’d get too depressed,” said Dowd. Others authors, such as Diana Abu-Jaber, are more willing to dive in to blog discussions. “When you read a blog, about your book, you feel like you’re entering into a conversation,” Abu-Jaber told the paper.

It’s an interesting article about the mixed emotions authors have when reading blogs.