Tuesday, November 24, 2009
How to Mail In a Blog Post
Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, The Short List will go on indefinite hiatus as I am fleeing the city for an undisclosed location in the woods of eastern Connecticut. Sorry ULURP fans. I assure you, nothing is going to get rezoned in the next four days except for my stomach which will receive a temporary waiver to support light manufacturing.
In the meantime, for those of hungry for more than turkey and cranberry sauce, I thought I would whet your appetite for blog posts with a little do-it-yourself tips from a professional. Soon you too will be providing linkable content for the whole community to enjoy. All you need to do is follow four easy steps:
Step 1: Think of a catchy headline, preferably with a pun, on a topic we all know and read about often, (e.g. "Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Promises more Atlantic Antics").
Step 2: Include lots of links to important goings on, such as Streetblog's interesting advice column to John Liu and Bill de Blasio, or the fact that the smartest person in Williamsburg doesn't even live in Brooklyn!
Step 3: Be sure to include lots of shotouts to your readers, right Rabbi David Niederman and Heather Roslund!?!?!?
Step 4: Throw in plenty of non-sequitur videos just to confuse the hell out of your readers. Like this one.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!