Current Events Blogging Criteria

As a newbie to blogging, I’ve been learning from others who do this much better, one of whom is my son. Here is a post with a good deal of wisdom!

[BTW] : Ben Trube, Writer

There are a lot of current events issues going on right now that I will probably never write about. It’s not that I don’t have opinions, because like every American I usually do, it’s just that they’re not particularly worth sharing, or expounding on for 500 words.

When thinking about whether or not to write on a topic I use a variant of something I heard from Craig Ferguson:

1) Does this need to be said?

2) Does this need to be said by me?

3) Does this need to be said by me now?

For me these three statements boil down to three criteria: redundancy, authority and stakes.

Redundancy or “Am I adding anything to the conversation?”

I don’t expect to have a 100% unique opinion on anything. In fact I’m hoping there’s a segment of the population that thinks like I do, or can be convinced to do…

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