When possible I listen to, and sometimes watch, segments of NBC's Today Show. More and more, these segments are about what's happening on the Internet. I can't help but think, "Wow!" What a lot of power is found hidden on that small screen in my writing office. What a lot of collective power we have as writers connecting on the Internet!
The segment this morning was about iVillage and its 10 most popular conversation starters of 2010. The sad passing of Elizabeth Edwards was number one on that list. The number two subject, that of suicides relating to bullying in our country, is near and dear to my heart. As a teacher, I am horrified that children can be so cruel to one another. It is gratifying to have attention drawn to this subject. If everyone will work together, perhaps the evil of bullying will be diminished in our schools.
As women and as writers, we have more power than we've ever had before. What we write on our blogs is published immediately. That's amazing to me because, as a freelance writer for many years, I waited for weeks and sometimes months for my feature articles to appear in print. Now Twitter and Facebook have become sources for news stories on CNN.
Amazing, the power!