The BBC interviewer had read my blog post and remarked, a smile in her voice, that it was a little daunting to think that I’d blog my disappointment if I found her questions inane. Was part of the appeal of blogging the power?
Once, after an interview with a journalist who had done no research on blogs at all and expected me to give him the questions as well as the answers as well as suggestions about interesting (i.e. young sexy self-revealing webcamming) bloggers to interview, and who then, after I’d explained blogs to him for an hour, wrote the article leaving out my name, well, after that I did write a grumpy post. I deleted it though. Not really much point in alienating journalists, is there, and anyway, I can vividly imagine a lone journalist with too little time and too many articles to write. We all cut corners sometimes. And I learnt something about not taking it too seriously and how to appreciate those journalists who are actually interested in the topic.
The BBC World Service had done their research, even to reading my blog post about their interview, and I expect it’ll be an interesting program. They’re also going to be talking to Stuart Hughes, a BBC war reporter, and to an Iranian blogger I didn’t catch the name of, which gives an interesting spread. It’ll be broadcast next week sometime, in a program called The Word.