Believe it

Whether in speaking or writing, it generally considered a good idea to be brief. I was reading The Edited Life (a blog about writing) again recently, and saw this post. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, this good rant paints a clear picture with just a few words.

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As I sit here watching the final minutes of the SuperBowl, one of the things that has made this game more fun has been following the tweets and FaceBook posts as the game (and commercials) have gone on. I don’t know about you, but I’ve enjoyed reading the smack talk from friends near and far,
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Are you tired of reading every random person’s attempt to show that they are tuned in to the blogosphere?  Are you equally tired of the word Blogosphere? Well, not to be outdone I’m compiling a list of the best blogs I’ve read, and I’d like to get some reader’s opinions on the subject. What blogs
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Are you tired of people asking what you are thankful for? It’s like the only topic we’re allowed to talk about today and tomorrow, right? Of course, you probably mentioned stuff like your family, friends and other big-ticket parts of your life. But what about those things we’re really thankful for but afraid to admit
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Have you heard that crap about national unfriend day? Well, now it’s time to fix the damage. Make this holiday week your own National Friend Week [NFW]. Some random celebrities think that it’s okay to tell you how to define your own friends and acquaintances. They want you to think that having friends on your
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Have you received any of those Nigerian scam e-mails, where they offer you 20% of the cut if you support their totally legal transfer of $3 Million (or whatever amount) through your US-based account? Sometimes I want to try it out just to see who the dud is at the other end. Maybe he’s from
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Have you ever wondered what magic words you could use to get better customer service? I seem to remember, in the good ole days, my Grandfather telling me about a phrase that worked really well for him. It was “I’ll just take my business elsewhere.” Is there a single company in America that would even
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The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday, especially for Americans. Plenty of good food, great times with the family and … uh … lots of explosives! Recommendation: Buy it at full price! (don’t wait for the paperback) Yes, I’m taking the day off from giving a real post. Happy 4th!!!!

On Scott Adam’s Dilbert Blog, Scott issued a challenge to write a piece of <500 words in his comment section, with the goal of creating a piece worthy of publication and the attention and adulation of the Dilbert Community. This challenge stemmed from his post the day before, where he asked his readers if they
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Editor’s note: Dilbert is a copyrighted comic strip written by Scott Adams that shows the humorous side of working in the cubicle world. I clipped Dilbert’s daily comic strip from my birthday in October and had it on my cubicle wall at work. In that strip (you can read it and come back), Dilbert is looking for approval
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