Saturday, March 04, 2006

Who's your fantasy blogger?

Would Jane Austen have made a good blogger? I believe so. She had a great ear for gossip and a gift for witty observations. Her daily posts would have been zingers.

What about Abigail Adams, the wife of the second U.S. President? Judging by the advice and good sense she poured into her letters to John, she'd have made a fantastic blogger.

Ernest Hemingway? No, thanks. There's nothing charming about an otherwise intelligent individual who blogs drunk. Charles Dickens? Yes. Especially if he felt free to describe the weird and wonderful people he encountered each day.

Queen Elizabeth I. Now she would have been a blogger worth reading. What might she have posted about her sister Mary and about that incorrigible Robert Dudley?

Mark Twain? Absolutely. The Innocents Abroad would have made a great series of blog posts.

Which historic figures do you think would have made great bloggers? No fair answering "Samuel Pepys." Stretch your imaginations a little.

16 comments:

Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer said...

I'm with you on Mark Twain. It would have been a stinkin' hilarious blog. Also, Corrie ten Boom would have been a good one to read. And Indiana Jones.

altjoujou said...

Insight to Abraham Lincoln's daily thoughts would have been a wonderful thing!

Goddess said...

This is a great 'what if'. I would love to read a blog by Emily Carr (if you haven't read Klee Wyck, you should hunt it down in your library) as she wrote such wonderful vignettes about the folks and creatures around her. My hubby says Nichola Tesla, and my 11 year old son says General MacArthur.

Brenda Coulter said...

No, not MacArthur. He'd probably end all of his posts with, "I shall return."

Nikola Tesla might have been a good blogger, particularly if he posted lots of hair-raising photographs. Bzzzzt!

Lori said...

I think Albert Einstein would have been facinating. H.L. Menken would have been acerbic & witty. A present-day writter whom I would love to see blog is Anne Lamott. She is both hilarious & wise.

Ella said...

My pick is Marcel Proust. He'd write really long posts with lots of references to his dreams and his childhood, and then he'd throw in a scandal or two to keep you clicking the refresh button every morning.

Katie Hart said...

C.S. Lewis. But L.M. Montgomery is a close second.

Anonymous said...

i would have liked to have the Apostle Paul's blog.i think that would've been really interesting. Better yet, what if Jesus himself had a blog? or Ruth or Esther? or Jesus's mother? ok, now i'm just getting carried away...

Mirtika said...

When I saw that subject heading, my first two names were Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis. So, you guys nailed that. :)

I'd love to see Emily Dickinson's blog.(She liked staying home and scribbling, so I think she had the disposition to blog.)

Isaac Newton, cause he was brilliant and he was weird. A great combination for blogging.

Leonardo Da Vinci, cause man, that would have been interesting.

Martin Luther, so much upheaval, so little time. Plus he could have given Bible tidbits as he translated.

Pharaoh, cause I surely would love to know what he was thinking during those plagues. :D

Dorothy Parker. Would there be a snarkier, wittier blog?

Gertrude Stein, would there be a weirder blog? Wait, yes, Salvador Dali's would be weirder.

Mir

Julana said...

I would love to read blogs by Madeleine L'engle or Luci Shaw. They're both still living.

Julana said...

Also, Eugene Peterson's wife.

Ruth said...

Jane Austen would've been a BRILLIANT blogger! That'd be my #1 pick!

Brenda Coulter said...

You people really got into this game, didn't you? I'm thinking it's a good thing for me that most of your fantasy bloggers are dead. Otherwise, you'd never come over here to read my blog. (Thanks for doing that, by the way.)
;-)

Anonymous said...

I think Former President Ronald Wilson Reagan and 1860's Southern Author, Augusta J. Evans-Wilson. Both very true to my heart!

Ellen said...

The apostle Peter (the one with ADD).

Today I walked on water...

Anonymous said...

I didn't think of L M Montgomery right away but she would have made a good blogger especially if she was anything like her Anne. The one that actually came to mind first was Louisa May Alcott - rumor has it Jo was losely based on her creator and with that propensity to people watch she'd have all sorts of stories to share.

Melissa