Huh I should probably use this since I’m paying for the URL, huh? I read a pretty good blog post today that said we should just blog for the hell of it. My job is blogging. Still I rarely get to blog about whatever the hell I want to. And there are other things. So. Thinking about it.
Lately I’ve found myself doing something I frequently find annoying when others do it on Twitter: threading. If you don’t know what that is: It’s a silly byproduct of individual tweets coming in 140 characters. Ultimately, plenty of people have more to say. So once it became apparent you could chain tweets together by replying to yourself, many started foregoing actual blogging for threaded tweets. I admit, I’ve certainly read threads that intrigued me.
Mark your calendars and make some notes, y’all:– September 15, 2009: Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer’s true crime hardcover Seven Days of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craigslist Killer hits bookstores. LaRosa is also a producer for CBS but if he keeps it up he’ll became a name in true crime print as well. I’m looking forward to reading Seven Days, very soon.
@ChuckWendig Oh come on, they didn't want that? Idk my thing about using profanity is it's honest and organic to the way people talk. Growing up around hypocritical "church folk" in the south made me suspicious of people who conspicuously avoid it.
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