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The Lessons of Six Years of Blogging

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/16/14)
Brenden Kelly, of The Lawrence Arms, reflects on the last six-years of blogging.
As for things Iíve learned that arenít about the craft of writing: Donít say shit thatís controversial or antagonistic unless youíre sure you mean it or you REALLY donít care. The internet is full of trolls and all they want to do is hurt people who make stuff (even stuff as inconsequential as a dumb blog or thought catalog listicle). Thatís just their general MO. If you insult something they like, watch the fuck out.
  
 
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12:16 PM on 04/16/14
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I could (and have) read Brendan's writing for hours. Great stuff, as usual.
02:43 PM on 04/16/14
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Love the part about songwriting, I once had a band tell me that (after sending a few examples) I didn't read enough books to warrant write properly-inspired lyrics or something so I couldn't be their vocalist. I was so dumbfounded that I didn't even bother writing back about how egregious of them that was. Still a funny story when I look back at it.
05:07 PM on 04/16/14
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Love the part about songwriting, I once had a band tell me that (after sending a few examples) I didn't read enough books to warrant write properly-inspired lyrics or something so I couldn't be their vocalist. I was so dumbfounded that I didn't even bother writing back about how egregious of them that was. Still a funny story when I look back at it.
That's actually pretty funny. Dud they give you book recommendations, or something?
05:16 PM on 04/16/14
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That's actually pretty funny. Dud they give you book recommendations, or something?

no lol they just shunned me as if I was some uneducated cretin for not being influenced by a "classy-enough" selection of books.. Its just too funny.
08:05 PM on 04/16/14
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The kids are just waiting for Yellowcard, so fuck it .

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