Writer's Corner - Elitist for sure, but honesty and a cold hard look at reality.

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  1. Martin Eden Mercury
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    Thank you Gender Non-specific LuddlyNeddite. Two serious questions before I write a little, itty bitty, op-ed: You say you considered writing op-eds. What do you mean by, considered? What did that entail?

    If "indeed, the definition of a "message board" is that everyone writes their own little op/ed" then every message board I look at is a complete failure. Blog posts are not by definition, op-eds, though they can be. Message Board posts the same. What's next, Twitter tweets as op-eds? :lol:

    Thank you again, and especially for playing true to your avatar, and making me laugh.

    Mem
     
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    I'm going to drop this right here because I feel I really have to say something.

    Martin Eden Mercury and Mrs. M. have totally exceeded any expectations I had of the Writers Corner. They have far exceeded the quality I ever thought possible with these op-eds. I figured we'd have a cool little "news" section with some good op-eds, but what we have now is some seriously top notch op-eds.

    Since its inception the time people have spent on site has slowly increased, now whether that is because of these op-eds or the election drawing closer I don't know, but what I do know is that everyone should take a look at what these writers are doing. It's some seriously good shit. I've found myself dropping in there everyday to read them which is unusual (I don't have a ritual of places I hit for news/op-eds)

    Mem and Mrs M I'm humbled by your talents.....you've set the bar real damn high ;)
     
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    Uh..yeah. :rolleyes: Not everything is relative, but sometimes...it's relative.
     
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    Take it for what its worth KG, but I didn't think it would turn out as good as it has. I was looking to get the ball near the green, they are putting the ball next to the hole.
     
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    I agree totally... The only reason that I am on this board is to be able to read Mrs. M's thoughts...she is brilliant.....Mrs. M, my hat is off to you! Very few have the insight that you have!
     
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    Ah, another brand new, never heard of before poster. What a coincidence!
     
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    Where do you read 'writer's corner'? There isn't a forum named that.
     
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    I guess you are in favor of walls built to keep people out? Interesting.
     
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    I was tempted to apply for a shot at the OP section but declined. I think I post lots of Opinions every day here on USMB but much smaller and faster to write and edit.

    My hats off to those who have taken the time to post in this section. :clap2::clap2:
     
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