Sunday Morning: Format Changes

Sunday Morning: Format Changes

Way back when, back in 2011, when I was graciously given a corner of the website to write in, I had a handful of goofy and pretentious ideas. All of the blog post titles would be one word! With an exclamation point! To communicate excitement! And certain days of the week would always have the same title. You know, to be immediately familiar for regulars. “If it’s Sunday, that means it’s about a book or a movie. If it’s Saturday, that means it’s about video games.” You know. That sort of thing. The emphasis wasn’t really on the content of the post as much as it was intended to be a starting point for people to talk about the games they were playing or the shows they were watching.

Or, heck, to say “I could do that… I want to write a post about a game or a book or a movie!” and then send off a five-paragraph essay about John Wayne or something.

As it turns out… well. It’s time to use the posts to reach out. So we’re going to change some of the formatting. No more “one word titles”. You’re going to know what’s going on just by glancing at the title rather than hoping the excerpt isn’t some weird and obscure wordplay.

Of course: the offer to take over on any given post remains open and so if you’ve read an awesome book, seen an awesome show, played an awesome game, or just encountered something really awesome in general, drop me a line and we’ll get your essay up and maybe we can get other people to have that awesome experience too.

Same old content, just new labels on the tin. Ones that actually refer to the content itself.

So… what are you reading and/or watching?

(Image taken from page 38 of ‘The Massilia Gazette … Reproduction of a newspaper published weekly on board the … “Massilia” … during a voyage from London to Sydney, Nov. 13th, 1890 to Jan. 1st, 1891. Edited by Edward Noyes’. Image is in the public domain.)


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13 thoughts on “Sunday Morning: Format Changes

  1. I’ve gotten back in to Brad Meltzer (audiobooks!). “First Counsel” from 2001. Since just about running out of Harlan Coben to read, I needed somewhere else to go.

    I’m still about 1/3 the way through Red Mars, but I need to step up my cleaning game and that means I need stories with maximum grip. I might just jump in to Brad Thor or Vince Flynn for a while. The books are forgettable (I made it half way through one before being sure that I had actually heard it before)but they do keep my attention.

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  2. Most of my reading is kiddos bedtime stories lately. Which for the post couple years is pretty good as she’s gotten older, there’s so much great YA stuff out there. We read the first book of Katherynne Valente’s Fairyland series last book but one, and the second book is coming up as soon as Nancy Drew cracks the Clue in the Crossword Cipher.

    I love love love Valente’s writing, both her YA and adult audience novels. Beautiful language, beautiful and surprising imagery, fun and engaging characters

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        • Oh, yes, definitely. I just really enjoy any time she gets a chance to :). The actress playing her is so expressively nuanced but also hilarious…

          Agreed about the other stuff too.

          I’ve really become geeked out on this show, I even listen to the official podcast (done by the guy who plays Sean.)

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  3. Not to derail of hijack the thread, but….

    Is there a way we readers can see the image in the post itself, and not only in the Main Page. For instance, I finished reading the post and then saw:

    (Image taken from page 38 of ‘The Massilia Gazette … Reproduction of a newspaper published weekly on board the … “Massilia” … during a voyage from London to Sydney, Nov. 13th, 1890 to Jan. 1st, 1891. Edited by Edward Noyes’. Image is in the public domain.)

    Thought “how interesting”, went up to look at the image in detail, and found (as always) that there was none.

    And then got very sad. See:

    :-(

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