Filed Under: writing
Published On: October 24, 2008
Well, that’s what I jokingly refer to it as. In addition to this website, I’m also running a second blog hosted off site. Why? Well, the first and foremost reason was to generate links both in keywords and using the titles of each of my posts to the posts themselves for SEO purposes. But, as I started doing this, I realized that I should probably generate some original content for this blog so that Google doesn’t treat the site as merely a scraper. The question was what to write about what I was writing. Yes, I know, it’s all very meta.
The actual reason, pulled from the external blog, is this:
When I was at West Point (yes, as a cadet), I was one of 53 freshman placed on the accelerated English track. This meant that we skipped the standard English course and instead were placed directly into literature. In the course of that course, we encountered the obligatory section on poetry which was paired with a certain amount of discipline one would expect at a military institution. What, praytell, was that discipline? When we read the poems that we created, we were not allowed to comment on them. We were not allowed to make excuses, we were not allowed to explain. The poem was forced to live or die on its own. My true website will run in much the same fashion. This blog, however, well, expect commentary. Also expect runon sentences and comma-splices galore!
So there you have it. If things ever get too stuffy over here, you can check out the Director’s Commentary. As this is an experiment in progress, I’ll keep you abreast of the results.