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Writerly updates

It’s been almost four months since my bold announcement about decreased focus on blogging and increased focus on freelancing for other sites.

“Was it worth it?” asked exactly none of you.

The short answer is: Yes!

The long answer is: Yes!

Why waste more words? Wasting words is for those who can’t say what they need to in just one single, solitary word, and instead end up writing long sentences explaining things in far too much detail, because they’re unable to wrap things up neatly, or don’t know what a “full stop” is. That joke got stupid after the first comma, but that didn’t stop me from finishing it, did it? That’s dedication, folks.

Since my renewed focus on pitching for other sites, I’ve written an animal article for Listverse, a chemical reactions article for Cracked, and finished a few more, as-yet-unpublished articles.

Additionally, amid all of this writing extravaganza (yes, I consider writing a couple of articles an “extravaganza,” shut up), there has been an unexpected, and pretty huge development: I have been hired as a freelance editor for Yup, you can even see my beautiful face on that “About” page.

One of the Cracked workshop moderators, Micah, happens to be the editor-in-chief at Listverse. In early November, he announced in the Cracked forums that Listverse was seeking editors. I applied. So did over 90 others. After an audition and five trial edits, three of us were hired.

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This image is in no way related to the audition in question.

I am really happy and humbled to have made it. Especially since I have no formal editing experience or training. What I’m saying is: I’ve duped Listverse into hiring a total novice. Suckers. (Just kidding. If anyone from Listverse is reading this, please don’t fire me. Wait until I replace all words in an article with Satanic chants. Then you can fire me.)

Speaking of—read it. It’s filled with thematic top ten lists on all sorts of subjects. All of them are thoroughly researched and backed by solid sources. Or, better still, why don’t you try and write for Listverse? Literally anybody with a good list idea can do it, and get paid in the process. What’s not to love? That was a rhetorical question, please don’t send me a detailed opus on why Listverse is the devil and corrupts our children.

My only regret is that I don’t have as much time and energy to dedicate to the blog. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you all. It’s just that I think we should…see other people, you know? However, I’m always on the lookout for more “WTF Report” content, so if you stumble upon something worthy of the “WTF” title—let me know. I’ll even give you a shout out if I end up writing about your topic.

On that note, I leave you with a bad lip reading of Ron Paul’s speeches:

The BLR guys do a lot of this stuff, and most of it is hilarious. Go watch.