Tuesday, June 3, 2008
On the Cutting Edge
An acquaintance declared that in order to attract new readers, blogs, books, webpages, needed to be on the cutting edge. I'm still mulling over that odd statement. What exactly is the cutting edge?
Whatever it is, apparently I don't have it. And I'm not sure that I want it. I suspect that this particular individual meant that the blog, etc., etc., needed to be shocking or offensive or rude. There are people who have those features, but I am not one of them. I can't even be controversial when my friend Janet challenges me to do so. Sigh. I don't think I have a cutting edge.
Now if someone challenged me to be nice I could probably manage that. I can be thoughtful, funny, sad, happy, even irritated. I just don't think I can manage that cutting edge. So if you're one of those people looking for a cutting edge, this isn't the place to find it.