So you wonder why you see Twitter boxes at The Jeffersonian, the same boxes you see in so many other articles online. Let me explain.
I like to write, but no writer likes a blank page or a blank screen. It’s not a good way to get started, though with blog posts it’s hard to avoid. So I read something online that I where I want to respond, then open up Twitlonger to write comments. The item I’ve read goes under Related article at the bottom, though it may start at the top.
Some of those posts turn out pretty long, others wind up short. Either way, most of them stay over at Twitter, as it takes some time to bring them into TJ. That feels like a shame, as those Twitlonger posts have some good material in them. Hence I’ve wanted to see if I can bring some of that material into the blog via links, like the ones you see below.
If you read a Twitlonger post, and would like to see it appear as a TJ article, let me know in the comments. That gives me a feel for where your interests lie, and gives me extra motivation to republish the original post. Meantime, I’ll keep writing and publishing in both places: Twitlonger and TJ.
Fox in the chicken coop
— Steven Greffenius (@sgreffenius) March 25, 2017
Sad pseudo politics
— Steven Greffenius (@sgreffenius) March 24, 2017
Laura Kipnis on campus speech enforcers: that’s ‘a $67,000 babysitting bill’
— Steven Greffenius (@sgreffenius) March 22, 2017
Defining controversy of our time: tl.gd/n_1spacvq
Pair of twos doesn’t beat other poker hands: tl.gd/n_1spacuu
Never participate in a war willy-nilly: tl.gd/n_1spacr5
President Obama tells us to become more flexible and sophisticated in our views: tl.gd/n_1spa9jt
Two films go head to head for one day: tl.gd/n_1spa971
Clapper resigns: tl.gd/n_1spa8tr
Nations need good leadership, something the U. S. has not had for a long time: tl.gd/n_1spa6au
1984 at the University of Virginia: tl.gd/n_1spa398
Obama gives Trump advice about how to be a good president; Snowden and Manning: tl.gd/n_1spa1ho