Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogging 101

Busy day ahead, so posting will be light.

This is a great, non-partisan article for any blogger to ponder - "Blog Alert" by Dan Zak, originally published in the Washington Post.

Lots of great tips.


I would only add this - Could we please put a moratorium on gratuitous vulgarity, and words like 'lockstep', 'intellectually dishonest', 'wingnut', 'Neocon', etc. which are quickly becoming blogging clichés?

I'm sure you can think of others.



Yes, 'lemmings' too. Even I'm getting tired of that.


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BTW - New post coming soon related to the Ontario education debate. Various permissions had to be obtained first.


And can anyone please explain the seeming inconsistency here? (H/T National Newswatch). Greg Weston has a theory - Voters zoning out.

Maybe I can replace 'lemmings' with Zombies.




13 comments:

Platty said...

How would Red Tory ever get through a post with such a maratorium in place Jo?

;>)


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Red Tory said...

Probably with the same chance of success as you getting through a comment without making an egregious spelling mistake Platty! ;)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

egregious

Dang! I forgot that one.

Platty said...

Damn!!
moratorium,moratorium,moratorium
moratorium.......

The ready wit of Red got me again!!

;>)



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Möbius said...

Maratorium....a moratorium on female horses.

Clear to me.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

How about a moratorium on worrying about spelling?

Red Tory said...

Platty — Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Joanne — Hey, here's another one for your list: "specious"... Oh, and my wife would appreciate banishment of the word "douchebag." She finds that offensive for some reason.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Red, I agree with your wife. Does she read your blog?

Crabgräss said...

moonbat
Chamberlain
sheeple
citoyen
shrieking
dhimmi
Satan
Hitler
Pol Pot
McMillan
Pickton

Thanks in advance.

Red Tory said...

Joanne — Unfortunately, yes. (Have to mind my Ps and Qs these days!)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Does she keep you on a short leash too, Red? ;)

Crabgräss said...

MoraToryum - no more Conservative governments.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

MoraToryum That's pretty clever.

How about MoraRedToryum?