Monday, February 9, 2009
Belloc on Blogging
I was thinking today whether Belloc or Chesterton would blog, if they had the opportunity. Chesterton, I think, even though his secretary would have to type for him, would certainly have used this rather odd idiosyncratic medium. Belloc would not. He needed to be paid for all his writing, or "hack work," as he called it and, unless you appeal, as some bloggers do, for PayPal donations, this is not a money-making business. But it would have been fun.
A Bellocian Quasi-Limerick:
I wonder if Belloc would blog?
I suppose that the question is odd.
He would say: "not today, because there's no pay,
Can you pay for a pint at the pub?"