Well, Perry and I landed safely in LA yesterday, and I’ve already had my first conversation with a total stranger about blogging.
After having my eyebrows and nails done in Beverly Hills, I got a cab back to where I am staying in Park La Brea. Along the way, the driver asked me what I do. “Have you heard of blogs?” I asked. “Of course I’ve heard of blogs!” he replied. “That’s all we hear on the radio all day in our cabs, the conservatives and the liberals are all blogging and it’s all blog-this and blog-that. It’s pretty interesting.”
As it turned out, the cabbie had grown up in the UK, gone to boarding school there, but was born in Iran. When I told him that there’s a thriving Iranian blogosphere, he was surprised - and eager to find out more. I gave him my card and promised to email him links to Iranian blogs. “Wow, that really is something,” he said. “I had no idea those kinds of worlds are out there on the internet.”
I’d love to be a fly on the wall when that guy actually starts getting into the Iranian blogosphere. For now, I’m just happy to have pointed him in its general direction.