The Draft – Click – Publish

April 22, 2010 at 10:53 am 6 comments


The Drafts:

They sit there percolating, nagging and gathering “virtual dust”, since I started this blog over two years ago they have multiplied. Some drafts are no longer topical , some “what was I thinking” category – some painful – some full of anger- some full of happiness (written in the very beginning of this blog BC ( Before Cancer) . They are the “stems” of stem cells- healthcare- rail travel – air travel- countries- hope- no hope- history- future- religion- politics, people, truths that are too truthful to publish – life ( don’t worry I think I done death to death but… come to think of it there is the “after life” ๐Ÿ™‚ – they are legion…..

They wait for me to click “publish” so they can take their message ( for all it is worth) to the www for their moment in time.

Many were written in the time before the sun comes up – a post that nags until I have to get up and write down the thoughts that bounce around my brain like the balls in a pin ball machine – Now you know why some of these posts make no sense I am half asleep with bells and beeps going off in my head. This was such a post.

Can we that blog , for whatever reason, make a difference in our little areas of “non expertise ( for most of us). It is difficult to blog consistently on a daily , bi weekly or weekly basis. I think maybe the Morning Journal has found that out.

I noticed the Editor”s Blog (Morning Journal) has not been refreshed daily. As I write the last three posts were April 3rd, 17th and 20th – But today they launched a new feature a clickfix

Wouldn’t it be nice to fix all the worlds problems with a click – but then again isn’t that what bloggers ( for the most part) are trying to do –
click alt delete ๐Ÿ™‚

However just fact checking this morning I noticed that Tom had refreshed his blog two days in a row but with The End of the World As we Know It……..”
You have to becareful of the delete button you know Tom ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 1. Peter Potamus  |  April 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Tom Skoch, April Elliot, Julie Wallace and Andrew Young are all licking their wounds at the moment.

    They’ve all gone to their Circulation Managers and found out that their IRS 1099 Delivery Route Paperboys are committing “insurance fraud” (as is the Plain Dealer and every other newspaper in the nation.

    There would be NO DELIVERY ROUTE DRIVERS for this part-time employment if the newspapers across the nation if the Circulation Managers insisted on proof of “commercial auto coverage”

    The drivers make a “material misrepresentation” to their auto insurers when they fail to inform them of their news deliveries (or “pizza deliveries”)… their “personal policies” are rendered “void ab initio” (“void since [the date of the policy’s] inception”)

    These drivers are not insured anymore, even on personal errands outside of their part-time employment.

    I’ve been beating up on the three newspapers(PD, CT and MJ) for moralizing in Editorial Pages to City Councils and City Officials who turn a blind eye to wrongdoing WHILE THE NEWSPAPERS THEMSELVES are turning a blind eye to the conduct of their 1099 Delivery Drivers(Hypocrisy)

    And now… the WORST scenario possible has happened.

    A Sandusky Register Paper Route Driver was running a personal errand in Lorain on West Erie Avenue and was “at fault” for an “auto accident”… her insurance company paid under her “personal policy” which is an “act of fraud”

    …which because of the nationwide dimensions of this scam by the newspapers and their contract employees is therefore “newsworthy”

    These “gasbags” who preach to others in their own “editorial pages” won’t expose this story because they themselves are complicit

    I am the “original claimant” for the IRS CID rewards on the Pizza Delivery Industry. I am willing to give 37.5% of the reward to fund Lorain County Safety Forces… I’ll keep 37.5% of the multiple IRS CID rewards for myself and the remaining 25% will go to the St. Louis attorneys who will do all the legwork.

    But Tom Skoch is hiding right now after “puffing his chest” about how the absence of “press councils” meant the news media was doing their jobs correctly.

    Imagine being a City Councilman or (Frank Russo or Jimmy Dimora) and looking at the “seating sections” reserved for the Print Media(PD, CT & MJ) and knowing that ALL THREE Newspapers who moralize to them in their editorials ARE THEMSELVES “killing a newsworthy story” with massive, nationwide implications…
    …because the newspapers’ circulation managers have told their superiors that as a matter of business- they need to turn a blind eye to this conduct


  • 2. Mark  |  April 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I contacted Tom on March 31 about their community blogger positions that they were advertising. Was curious as to whether there was money involved. He forwarded my email to Jennifer Bracken to answer. So, I sat back and waited….

    and waited.

    Still waiting, yet no longer remotely interested.

    There are so many things about the MJ that aggravate me, that I wouldn’t know where to start. I stopped my subscription a year or so ago, for a number of reasons.

  • 3. Lisa  |  April 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜› on the MJ community blogger thing.

    I’m already a community blogger and so are you.
    I’ve got a proven track record of scooping the MJ.
    [Okay, so it’s mostly on the goofy offbeat stories that don’t mean anything to anybody, but still…]
    I don’t need them – of all people – trying to tell me how and what to blog and how to gain an audience.

    We all do a fine job on our own. We will continue to bring our unique perspectives to this place we call home and will outshine them every time. Time for the MJ to take their toys and go east.

  • 4. thatwoman  |  April 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Peter is there a website etc. that I could garner more information as to the Insurance question you have raised?

  • 5. Mark  |  April 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    You have a point, Lisa, and thanks for the compliment.

    I’d like to think that their “show us’ thing was how to use their system. They definitely aren’t going to show us something we haven’t already done, or provide us with any ‘newsy’ stuff for us to write about. We find enough things to cover as it is.

    Besides the experience, track record, and unique perspectives, we all have somethings that no one at the MJ has: a strong desire to see this City pull itself up by its bootstraps; time to invest in the community to make things better (your baby blanket project) (Loraine w/ Settlers’ Watch, among other things). The reporters there can barely write fluid sentences and follow up on photo requests, etc.

    I was just looking to see if I could make a few more $$$’s on the side. But having received no reply or follow-up speaks volumes about the folks over there.

  • 6. thatwoman  |  April 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Mark it is all about “follow -up” ( will be writing about “ignore stance” in other aspects of our lives soon ….. the draft in in the pile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Having written for print media what I miss the most in my blog world is a “copy editor”….I should have one or in my case two!!!

    But you and Lisa are correct this is about “their blog” and garnering more readership in the long run….. The PD is also doing the same thing. Bloggers have become the new ( cheap) commodity ๐Ÿ™‚

    And as you are aware it is hard to write something on a consistent basis….we blog for ourselves not for readership, it is a way of communicating and “seeing” who we are…. in my case lately cathartic….. or trying to make a difference as individuals rather than a conglomerate corporation concept of what is a blog…


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