Kate Blogs asks us who would you like to see blogging from the past:
The blogging world contains everyone from politicians to tea-ladies, best selling authors to paper-boys. In a way, having access to such a wonderful new technology makes one feel a little sorry for people in the past. At one time, if someone had thoughts they wished to share with the world they had to go to the trouble and expense of getting their material printed, packaged and published. Alternatively, they could seek out a publisher, but only the lucky few were fortunate enough to be granted a contract.
I was pondering this subject yesterday and I came up with a couple of ideas about potential bloggers from the past. First, there are people who would have taken to blogging like the proverbial duck to water. The obvious choice is the famous diarist, Samuel Pepys who would surely have welcomed the opportunity to share his observations about 17th century life with the wider world. I also think Winston Churchill would have been an active blogger. Although, most famous for his political and military activities, he was also a prolific writer (he won a Nobel Literature prize) and I have a feeling he would have wasted no time in purchasing winny.com and blogging from the beaches, in the air, and everywhere…
Think back deep into the past. Whose blog would you like to read if blogging were around for famous writers like Irving Stone, Issac Asimov, Tolkien, Mark Twain, and Agatha Christie? Or philosophers and scientists like Plato, Socrates, Newton, and Einstein? Famous kings, presidents, rulers? Or common folk from specific time periods?
Your blog challenge this week is to blog about who you would like to see blog from the past, and what do you think their blogs would be like?
Don’t just name names. You have some creative choices here. You can blog about who you would like to see blog from the past, explaining what their blog would be like and the topics you expect they would cover, and maybe even add some character descriptions about how they would write their blog.
Or, why not take this a step further into an acting class lesson and blog a blog post as if you were that famous someone from the past and blog as if they were blogging. It’s a chance to blog in another’s shoes. Willing to risk?
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