Nora Ephron on blogging

I  really enjoy The Charlie Rose Show. He is such a wonderful interviewer. There is a quote quote from Charlie Rose at the top of his web site that captures why I like the show so much. Rose says, "I believe that there is a place in the spectrum of television for really good conversation, if it is informed, spirited, soulful." I love good conversation.

His show last night was very interesting, especially the interview with Nora Ephron. I have seen Rose ask a couple people about blogging lately. Brian Williams the anchor of the NBC Nightly News said basically that he blogs because his bosses told him to. When Rose asked Ephron about her blog she said

"What I like about blogging is that blogs are different. Blogs are almost like soap bubble, they’re what you think at the very moment you are writing it…… Sit down and write, and write it fast and if you’ve been working on it for more than an hour and a half it’s not a blog. It’s something else and you’ve taken too long on it because it should really feel as if it’s true at that moment and then not much longer than that."

I’ve included the link for the whole show below. The quote above comes at about minute 51.


Segment 1: Author John Richardson and art dealer William Acquavella discuss the work of their friend, artist Lucian Freud.

Segment 2: Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron.  Her latest book is "I’m Not Happy About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman".