Recently a friend sent me a link to this article, which is basically a summary of Dooce’s history and what elements in it mean that she makes millions of dollars and you don’t.
I replied, “Seems like tenacity and personal drama are the X-factors for blogging success. Unfortunately I have one and not the other!”
(Tenacity. It’s TENACITY, OBVIOUSLY.)
She wrote back, “ha! let's not overlook your keen wit and unerring fashion sense. a broad can go far with a wisecrack and an arched eyebrow :)”
To which I had to wonder, how does one display an arched eyebrow in a blog post, exactly?
I mean, I can arch one eyebrow. I actually practiced as a teenager until I had mastered it. But YOU don’t know that.
So from now on, for all wisecracks and “wtf” moments, I need a way to show you that I’m raising an eyebrow.
Maybe an emoticon? `:-/
Ehn…that says more “there’s something on your forehead, did you eat your lunch at a trough?” to me.
An ASCII drawing?
Wow. Well that seems…tedious.
You know what? I think I’ll just stick with short sentences and strategically placed swear words.
*arches one eyebrow*