From an article by Louis Menand, on diaries, in the December New Yorker:
... If it doesn't contain a lot of dross, it's not a diary. It's something else -- a journal, or a writer's notebook, or a blog (blather is not the same as dross).

Sigh. (The sigh is the blather.)


Beth said...

Glad someone else said something about that article. It annoyed me so much I didn't finish it!

Maethelwine said...

One man's blather, another man's dross. I never kept a diary, but I imagine it would be even more acutely embarrassing than my blog often is.