But, it is also a bi-weekly Entertainment and lifestyle newspaper published in Mobile, Alabama. The newspaper includes restaurant reviews, the Police Blotter,(my favorite: it’s amazing what people will do to get themselves in trouble), Entertainment news and schedules of local “happennings” on the Gulf Coast. You can also read commentary on local politics, and catch up on Arts, Film, Media, and Style.
The March 28th Issue features a cover story on the blogging phenomena. And as an added “something extra”; one of the profiles featured in the article is the author of “On The Road With Dave”.
If reading the interesting, strange or funny details of strangers’ lives is your bag, you’re alive at the right time.
The serious voyeur in most of us can, with a few clicks of the mouse, now enjoy such weighty insight as someone’s “thing for Jelly Bellies. Only the fruity ones, not the weird kind like Buttered Popcorn.” Or if that’s not your thing, perhaps the thoughts of a man who is “a liberal Democrat, enjoys a few beers on Friday night and an occasional shot of 1800 tequila.”
Of course I’m talking about the growing popularity of blogging….
….For Dave Robson, who has www.ontheroadwithdave.com, and is a self-described “struggling, wannabe comedian,” this was not the initial reason he began. He simply wanted to get in on the cusp of the blogging revolution. He had been a frequent commenter on several blogs and message boards and one of them issued a friendly challenge that he start his own.
Originally his audience consisted of friends and people involved in marketing, but he used it over time to help revive his comedy career. His content varies from marketing, to Mardi Gras and also has “Sunday Thoughts”.
The columnist, Kinnon Phillips, contacted me several weeks ago about the article and sent me an email interview as well as following up with a phone call. I love the paper and read every issue so I was honored to be included.
Except Mr. Phelps…I mean, Philips spelled my name wrong. I guess I was so insistent that he didn’t put in a middle “N” in my last name, that he left out the “i” as well. Oh well, what do they say? “Any press is good press.”