Short blog posts feel like cheating my readers Yes, I know Seth Godin thinks short blog posts are ok. But really, aren’t short blog posts just glorified messages or Tweets? There are those, who think it’s awesome. I don’t though. Except for this post, I think I owe my readers a lot more than lazy, short blog posts.
People do not read anymore, they only scan headlines Proof that people do not read anymore really came home to me with a recent article I wrote about grammar. My title was tongue in cheek, ironic, and pointing to a common problem encountered almost daily on the Internet. I was pleased with my article, which was titled, Writters Who Should Of Done A Grammar Check, because it raised a number of common errors made all too often by writers, but boy, did the grammar police have fun criticising my grammar in the title. The problem of course, was that obviously they read no further than the title before they decided to bombard me with
Dislike buttons would help me say what I really want to say Dislike buttons on Facebook are clearly not on Facebook’s agenda, as they would destroy the myth of Facebook. Be nice, and don’t make waves. Why though, are we corralled into only being able to have one singular opinion of what people, and idiots post? Why can’t I have the option to click a ‘boring’ button? Or perhaps, a ‘This is Dumb’ button. Why are we denied a choice, a range of opinions or the possibility to click a button that is in its mildest form, negative? I mean, social media is full of garbage, idiotic posts and worse,
All politicians lie, because they have to. We all know politicians lie, but why do we get sucked in to believing them? Because the political narrative (lie) is controlled to such an extraordinary extent by the media, which has become an arm of governments around the world. Thus, repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. The real problem though is, who is really controlling who? Are governments controlling the media, or is the media controlling governments? Perhaps asking this question of Rupert Murdoch might be informative, should he be honest enough to answer. The problem that politicians lie, and by extension this must also mean that the media
Words create magic, even only a few. These two words create magic – Khe Sanh. It is the title of a song made popular by an Australian band, Cold Chisel, and the song has become an anthem for two generations. It is sometimes said in Australia that when babies are born, their DNA carry the words to Khe Sanh. It seems that everyone knows the words to the song, almost from birth. From the instantly recognisable quiet few bars of piano that introduce what is a Vietnam War protest song, almost every Australian can launch immediately into the opening line, and then continue singing every single word of the song, which cannot as