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February 4, 2011

It was just one of those things


A couple of months ago I decided to stop reposting entire articles and stories and cartoons from elsewhere, in favor of quotes and excerpts.

I did this because I'm kind of a contrary person, and the more I saw others reposting more and more stuff, the less interested I became in being one of the crowd.

Besides which, I haven't received a cease-and-desist letter in the longest time which means, I guess, that no one really cares what I do or don't post.

I mean, the New York Times featured me and my treadmill (top) in a 2008 article and continued to put bookofjoe among its links on various subjects even as I repeatedly republished whole stories from that wonderful paper.

No doubt they'll drop those links now that I'm straightened up and flying right.

Anyway, I'm thinking few people noticed or care about this change, but if you did have a sense that something's been different here, well, that's one of the things, so you're spot-on.

The idea is to have more of the content be original, and importing less is the lazy man's way of upping his percentage.

Now where have I seen that picture before?



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That earring....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Feb 6, 2011 3:42:43 AM

Oh ho, too funny, the comments.

Posted by: Kay | Feb 4, 2011 7:44:02 PM

I Blogged, I Ran'd, I Bland!

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 4, 2011 6:51:39 PM

I run, I Blog, therefor I Runog!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Feb 4, 2011 5:29:18 PM

"Now where have I seen that picture before?"

I've said it before, and I'll remind you again.

Page 17 of the OSHA Blogging Safety Guidelines. It is followed by a cautionary tale of being buried under a mountain of broken Apple gear, a satiated gray cat that has learned to enjoy the tenderest of neckmeat, and a list of potential fines if one would have survived.

Posted by: clifyt | Feb 4, 2011 3:06:52 PM

Good direction to go in, I think. Myself, I have had blogger burnout.

Posted by: Wings | Feb 4, 2011 2:19:22 PM

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