Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Super blogger, Tony Pierce, once wrote an excellent post on How To Blog. His approach is all fine and dandy if you're interested in that whole creative, interesting, introspective thang, but personally I think nothing beats a good formulaic post. You can crank out them babies.

So, without further ado, I lift the veil, uncovering the secret formula of I Am Prepared to Give Up at Any Time....

Semi-controversial/humorous first sentence stating, in a curmudgeonly fashion, how I hate some commonly well-liked noun.

Disjointed segue into a story from years ago. Several sentences explaining a quasi surprising aspect of my life. Mediocre story-telling accented by awkward interjections. Paragraph closes with pithy self-deprecating commentary.

Anecdote continues. Reference to wifey or other member of cozy readership. Sentence, with, too many, com,mas,. Paragraph closes with pithy self-deprecating commentary.

Pretentiously short paragraph.

Story finally tied back to initial semi-controversial/humorous statement. Trite sympathy-inducing statement or perhaps a societal generalization.

Abrupt ending with perfunctory nod towards humor.

And that, my friends, is How To Blog


Kat said...

Nice. I agree. Still no weather and no lists.

Mike said...

The weather eh? I suppose that would be good blog filler. And by "good", I mean crappy.

Lists are alluring though. I've avoided them so far, but it's inevitable. Maybe I'll make a list of my favorite kinds of weather.