Aug. 29, 2012

Length Isn't Everything

by Andy Blackmore (author's profile)



LENGTH ISN'T EVERYTHING!!! Page 1 of 2 8-11-12

Got your attention, didn't I? Ha! This is all about how long it is! A blog that is on what? You thought I meant something else? Get your mind out of the gutter! (Better yet - write me direct & tell Dr. Andy your thoughts...)

The length of a blog, to me, should be somewhere greater than 150 characters (a tweet) but less than a full-length news column (600+ words).

Which is why most of my blogs are only 1-2 pages. I think any less & the point isn't made and any more & you ignore my post in order to get to faster porn sites or whatever it is you are surfing the web for. (Admit it - you want porn).

The hard part (with length - get it?) is that I tend to write by the seat of my pants - a quick rough draft, minor editing, re-copy LEGIBLY and send it in. Yes- yes- I know- cut 10% bla bla bla - kill your darlings- bla-bla-bla.

So the end result is you get an unsearched (most of the time I only have Free TV media, NPR, KCBS, the Sacramento Bee)(to report from) and/or a quick accounting about ACTUAL conditions (read prior blog on getting harassed at 3:30 pm). If I had the web, and REAL and CURRENT statistics I could research, other commentaries, etc. I feel I could really do more justice to exposing the system for the farce that it is.


LENGTH ISN'T EVERYTHING, Cont... Pg. 2 of 2 8-11-12

Sadly that kind of writing will have to wait just a bit longer, but I promise you that it will be worth waiting for... I'll give you REAL length then! I will leave you more satisfied. I will be a better blogger. You'll just have to trust me... after all... I'm a professional.

Stop laughing, it's true! I am a professional - at what, NO-ONE knows... but still...

And, as I promised in yesterdays blog - the irony is obvious is it not? Hope you caught it!

Happy thoughts -



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kat3005 Posted 2 years, 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 5 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

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