Sometimes lesser is better…and I should be sticking more to blogosphere format. Early on when my primary profession as a journalist, syndicated author, with contributions for text books and the international press issues began to subside I ventured into the blogosphere to espouse some of my own experiences as well as write in such a manner that what I was concerned about was easier to understand.
Thank you for the “other informative web site.” This is definitely the place where I could I get that kind of information written in such a perfect way? Where else could I go to obtain high quality information in such a perfect and easy to read way? I have a challenge that I’m just now running on, and I’ve been on the lookout for such info.
When I first started out – I was impetuous with other writers and especially bloggers. How long should my material be? At what point did a “normal” reader get tired of my stories? Ad nauseum and more.
What I gained in answers to my question was about as practical as I would have thought. “Three hundred and fifty words maximum; keep to one to one and a half sentence length per paragraph; make sure to cite your sources, but above all, keep it short and simple.
As time advanced I noticed that my writing was managing to get longer and longer – oh sheee—it! What I found out was in order to make my writing unique, in demand, and interesting naturally used more words. But was that necessary?
How about digging through my books, tapes, cd’s, and so on to remember a notion I refer to as “economy writing.” Economy writing is exactly as the name implies – use less words to make the same point. The most difficult part is aligning words, or, finding a word that means the same and look to cut approximately on a 12 to one ration. That is cutting out 12 words and replacing them with one single word.
That ideal is the reason why my posts are getting shorter or receiving less verbiage with far more links – therefore, it inevitably comes down to YOU…by letting me know what you prefer.
Fireworks in the House!
How many out there was able to catch the idiot of the state, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the representative from Maryland who also because of tenure is the ranking democrat in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today during the Committee’s investigation or the Internal Revenue Service and former officer Ms. Lois Lerner?
During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized conservative groups’ tax-exempt status filings unduly, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA). Cummings charged that the way in which the proceedings were being conducted were “Un-American.”
Unbeknownst to Cummings apparently Rep. Issa had already adjourned the Committee’s meeting. While making a statement before the committee, Issa stood up and asked Cummings to yield, actually quite civilly and respectful.
Whilst screaming, “If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question,” Cummings insisted. “I am a member of a Congress of the United States of America.” Great is precisely what I was thinking.
However this time the clearly maniacal Cummings blurted out, “I am tired of this,” he continued. “You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. There is absolutely something wrong with that, and it is absolutely un-American.”
“We had a hearing. It was adjourned,” Issa replied. “I gave you an opportunity to ask your questions. You had no questions.”
Before anymore credit goes to Rep. Elijah Cummings for what was clearly unprofessional conduct, not to mention borderline rage, I believe that there are some issues that should be mentioned.
First it was Rush Limbaugh who pointed out that he believed Rep. Cummings was grandstanding. I am in full agreement with Mr. Limbaugh; however, I would more likely say, “Cummings looks like the typical Democrat when not getting his way…whatever that is…”
My main point is this Elijah Cummings rage saga is this…GOOD, GREAT!! With the frustration he seems to be experiencing or even his “I’ve had it!” blurting out, maybe now he can understand how most of us feel about the job he and his organization is doing.