August 30, 2004

Secrets of blogging, #1: link to things written by other people

This has been linked to by many a blog, but perhaps it is still new to you -- the Morning News's Tricks of the Trade, which reveals inside secrets about acting drunk, writing newspaper headlines, and selling pianos, among many others. Anyone here got any of their own?

Posted by Francis at 12:57 PM

Who knew "Cardboard Box Flattener" was an occupation?

Posted by: Doug Orleans at August 30, 2004 01:57 PM

Affect world-weariness. Drink a large amount of one intoxicant in particular, preferably whiskey. Few writers are known for their Midori Sour habits.
Smoke tiny cigarettes. Grow a beard. Curse incessantly, but creatively. People will think you're intense and leave you alone so you can watch wrestling.

Posted by: bpdermody at September 7, 2004 08:52 AM