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Not even the teeniest bit round the bend...


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originally uploaded by lotsofbigideas.
Big thanks to Scott Fannen who sent me this link to an interview with Iraq-based blogger, Riverbend.

Author of Baghdad Burning, which is now also a book, Riverbend says that she started blogging out of sheer frustration with the Western media; but also because 'blogging proved to be therapeutic. It was a way to vent fears and anger that I couldn't really express in front of family and friends.'

She didn't have a particular audience in mind. She just wanted 'to express my emotions and thoughts'.

I guess that's partly why any of us writes and why blogs lend themselves so well to different kinds of expressive writing.

And they can be as public or as private as we want them to be.
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