The Anatomy of a Viral Post

WordPress recently shared a link to five posts that had gone viral. I was happy for these bloggers whose lives had been turned upside down with the push of the submit button. But it felt to me like a reminder of my own shortcomings. I’ve been blogging for 15 years, and guess how many ofContinue reading “The Anatomy of a Viral Post”

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Put the “United” back in States

I woke up in the bluest state in America this morning. Washington, you see, is the new Oregon. The Beaver State has always had the edge in progressive liberalism, but we surpassed them last night. In Washington, the people spoke, and they said collectively, “let same-sex couples marry” and “make marijuana legal.” I supported bothContinue reading “Put the “United” back in States”

Money And Benefits? Eww.

I’ve put up a bunch of posts the past week, but haven’t really talked about anything. I could say I was busy playing with the various post formats, and sharing photos of volcanoes and British socialites, and recounting anecdotes about alcoholic beverages. All those things are true, but I also think I’ve been studiously avoidingContinue reading “Money And Benefits? Eww.”