“J.K. Rowling thinks of Harry Potter series as an ex-lover.”
“J.K. Rowling has just announced plans to launch a new interactive website Pottermore and she admitted working on site was like “casually dating” a former lover.”
This was reported on CTV this weekend and is probably one of the best attention getting lines I have seen for awhile. I miss the drama of good headlines and the only attempts today seem to be mags like the Enquirer and those we distrust as the lure is usually entirely fake to induce you to purchase said mag.
Okay, OneStop news may have the idea with today’s headline -http://onestop-news.com/june-27-2011-large-asteroid-approach-earth/925273.html/
But that too proves just a lure since it is 17,700 km away which seems very far away but in the world heavenly bodies it is really close, so I guess it is lure with substance.
That’s what I am talking about- Lure with Substance’. If you are going to reel me in let it at least be for a feast not just a fish sandwich.
When did we lose the drama of headlines that promise and then deliver? For that matter when did we lose the romance of words? As a child when I read The Greats I treasured each rambling descriptive phrase that evoked passion. Then writing took a turn for “cleaner” which doesn’t take away from a great story but it does absent ‘the flourish’, at least in my mind.
The one place where the drama for headlines does flourish is at WordPress.com and I’m loving it!
Just a few:
Who couldn’t love-
1) Break ins, Burglaries and Butterscotch Ice Cream. http://mjcache.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/break-ins-burglaries-and-butterscotch-ice-cream/
Just Freshly Pressed!
2) My Meeting With an Angelic Serial Killer http://thedomesticfringe.com/#!/entry/6247
3). Little Lamb, Mary reunite after falling out http://cassiebehle.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/262/
4). The Innocent Tunnel.
5) Hurdling Down the Hozu-gawa River- Grandmama and Offspring In Tow
I could list forever but you know what I mean!
27 Jun 2011 7 Comments
by Bridgesburning Chris King in Authors, Blogs, Books Books and more Books, crushes, Dating, Humour, Passion, postaday2011, readers, Reading, Relationships, Wordpress Tags: book, CTV, Digital rights management, E-book, Harry Potter, JK Rowling, lure with substance, ONESTOPNEWS, Places in Harry Potter, postadaychallenge2011.com, Publishing, Website, Wordpress.com
“J.K. Rowling thinks of Harry Potter series as an ex-lover.”
24 Jun 2011 16 Comments
by Bridgesburning Chris King in Authors, Blog roll, Blogs, Humour, postaday2011, readers, Reading, Wordpress Tags: amblerangel.wordpress.com, blog, Blogger, Freshly Pressed, Fridays, Japan, Paris, thegoodgreatsby.com, Tools, wordpress, Wordpress.com
Friday! Fresh Pressed and Ailing Bloggers!
Yes folks it’s Friday. Make of that what you will. Me when I was working I hated Fridays, having started my week with lofty goals, making Mondays wonderful, and having to face not reaching them 100% made Fridays my least fav day.
But this is a day of joy for two of my fav bloggers made FP again! I have only been blogging with sincere dedication since March and both of these heroes in print have done it twice since then. I know, I know, there are some of you who have won more than that, as your humble brags pointed out. Well, if I were ever chosen I would do the humble brag too!
HEY FROM JAPAN – NOTES ON MOVING EMILY CANNELL
Get used to the name because you are going to hear more of it. Emily shakes us up regularly with her optimistic and very humorous yet often not working out just right approach to life in Japan. Probably a side effect to the widespread damaging earthquakes she experienced and blogged on so successfully getting her first FP. I was pretty new then and could not figure out what her congratulatory comments about FP were.
The link to her most recent victory is above and is spectacular!!
And her first win?
THE GOOD GREATSBY PAUL JOHNSON is another up and coming name.
With your host Paul Johnson, a man whose mother raved about his comedic writing talents, describing his work as, ‘I don’t get it,’ and ‘Is the page with the funny part missing?’ I suspect that Paul has been a multiple winner but suffers from a severe case of humility so does not brag on the fact – much.
His first (that I saw) is:
Things I Carry in My Pocket for the Sole Purpose of Confusing the Police in the Event of My Untimely Death which was a killer post hahaha
His most recent is…http://thegoodgreatsby.com/2011/06/21/your-summer-swimsuit-strategy/
If you are not in reasonably good health I am not sure this material is for you as you are in danger of splitting a gut, rolling on the floor or performing a bladder voiding act due to laughter. Not ordinary laughter here folks and his site should come labeled with a warning – have your bladder checked or wear Depends, cause you are going to need it!
PS just a hint..his last pic in the swimsuit is not him..I can verify this as I happen to know he is addicted to a certain smoking jacket and would never wear anything else swimming!
I am so excited for these two mostly because I am in awe and learn from both and secondly I feel like I have a symbiotic relationship with them. Take that how you will but it means I get to bask in their glory by virtue of association!
And they get to use this button:
Home For Ailing Bloggers
My dear friend and cohort in trying to navigate the waters of blogging, which will eventually end up on FP, Colleen Brown, and I have been under the weather. Sick you might say – me much worse of course as she has youth on her side so is stronger. She lives somewhere in a state not far from me and I think, as a nurse that I should offer to come down and care for her. Colleen all I require is a first class ticket to Paris, then Rome then to whatever your airport is locally. I just have to come up with a reason why I need this flight when she is probably only five or six hours away from me by car.
So please look her up and comment and help her get to FP at
Oh I’m calling the Home for Ailing Bloggers THE LAST CHAPTER! Get it? Anyone? Anyone?
29 May 2011 16 Comments
Jackie Paulson Published her Blog List … so I am too!
I subscribe to an excellent list and following in her footsteps wanted to give thanks to my bloggers. As you can tell I love good writing. There are so many bloggers on WordPress I can’t possibly get to them all, so if you are reading this and would like me to subscribe to your site please drop a comment.
My only fear is that there are others I subscribe to but have not yet put them on my blog list. But I will..it’s all a matter of time..ah precious time!
For your viewing pleasure I present!
Colleen’s Chatter Blog Chatter Master
Confessions of a Self Proclaimed Megalomaniac
Heart of Expression
Katherine Gordy Levine
Linda Cassidy Lewis
Notes from Africa Lisa
Notes from Japan
S. C. Barrus
The Domestic Fringe
The Good Greatsby
The Idiot Speaketh and Pedaleth
The War Fish’s Lair