I think of this blog as a place similar to Virginia Woolf’s writing Lodge at Monk’s House in Sussex. She created that space as a room of her own where she could write undisturbed. We create this bit of cyberspace as a place of our own where we can post our own words about Woolf, her work, and their continuing relevance to the world at large.
Blogging, in fact, seems an ideal forum for the writing of women, when one looks at what Woolf predicted. For in A Room of One’s Own, she says that fiction written by women in the future will be “shorter, more concentrated…framed so that they do not need long hours of steady and uninterrupted work. For interruptions there will always be” (78). Blogging certainly fits that description.
So here’s to you, Virginia — a blog of your own. Interruptions notwithstanding.