The Blogs Are Going All Fourth Wallish On Us
I've always had a real problem with blogs written entirely in a baby's "voice". You know what I'm talking about. "Mama and dada had to change my diaper early today before they took in some marvelous red snapper with a sage marie sauce at their favorite restaurant Le Beouf". That kind of thing. How much different is it, then, when fictional characters start blogging on their own?
At first I was mildly appalled by Chowder's Dog Blog and all that it suggested. Then it got me to thinking. I like this idea. No, really, I do. This could turn into something really grand. Imagine that a kid has a favorite character from a children's book. Now imagine that that character could literally "talk" to them via a blog. It's like the band Gorillaz, all mixing and melding the real with the unreal. What if J.K. Rowling created a Harry Potter blog in the voice of Harry himself while fans waited for the next book? Or, even better, the Count Olaf blog via Lemony Snicket? Are you listening to me, editors, publishers, and authors? We could have something really big here! Free cupcakes to the first children's chapter book character to blog...... GO!