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How to blog

Research shows that blogging is increasingly becoming an indispensable source for news. And my sources tell me that almost everybody has a blog these days.

Just in case you don’t have a blog, here are some rules for proper blogging:

* When you don’t know what you are talking about, say “research shows.”

* When you make stuff up, say “my sources tell me” (“Some people say” also works).
Example: “My sources tell me other bloggers are going to hate this post.”

* EMPHASIZE YOUR SENTENCES WITH CAPITAL LETTERS. READERS LIKE WHEN YOU DO THIS (AND DON’T FORGET TO ADD EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

* Include information which should be easily obtained by reading other media and pass it as your own (Freeman reporters will appreciate that). And don’t forget to decry the source where you’ve got your information as biased.

* Make sure you include a typoooooo.

* Steal a copyrighted image from a Web site and include it in your post. Like this:

* Include an embarrassing video of a politician that has nothing to do with the issues or the campaign.

* Include an expired or broken link.

* Say “LOL” but make sure you sound bitchy.

* Include an irrelevant poll:

Example:

Are you kidding me?

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. All of the above.

* Say “You’re welcome”

You’re welcome.

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  1. UCP
    February 14, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Are you talking to me? ucp always included the freeman in a possst. Source well i must say i saw this coming LOL!.

  2. February 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I sense an attempt at satire at blog’s expense, but also sense an underlying anger.That’s understandable, when bloggers are giving a good run to the newspapers, which are in decline while ‘net readership (dang that Al Gore invention) continues to skyrocket.Contrast the writing in this piece:http://catskillcommentator.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/levon-helm-a-winner-in-music-and-life/with Bonny Langston’s tepid feature this weekend.And whatever happened to the photos of the event that she told me were to be posted on line?To get a good idea why local blogs are eclipsing local “newspapers”,read http://www.commentator.vze.com.Roger Thornhill, EditorThe Catskill Commentator”The Fifth Column of the Fourth Estate”www.commentator.vze.com

  3. February 19, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Blogs are much more personal, we can agree.But I don’t think you can be unbiased about your own blog.By the way, Bonnie’s features have received many accolades, among them, a recent first place, nationally, for one of her stories from the Suburban Newspapers of America. She also won second place along with fellow reporter Blaise Schweitzer for our “It Takes One” serial last year. “Tepid,” they are not.About readership, I’ll quote my boss, Ira Fusfeld:“Although paid circulation of the traditional print products is declining, when you combine print and on-line, newspapers like ours have never been better read. We’re at about 800,000 page views a month, with well over 100,000 unique visitors a month.”As for the photos, we printed six, and there are more online, though you may have to give it a day or two for them to pop up, given the large number of images being processed.Visit http://photos.midhudsoncentral.com/index.asp?ID=1769 to check them out.

  4. February 20, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    That’s right.An angry attempt at satire.Nice.

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