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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Pitching

An imaginary reader writes in to say, “Michael, how come you haven’t done any self-promotion lately?  You used to excel at it, but now you’re all caught up in ‘this humble blog’ nonsense.  We miss the days when you used to walk around Penn State with a sandwich board advertising your latest essay, signing people up to receive free offprints and photocopies.”

Well, I.R., you have a point.  After all, this book has been out for weeks now, and I haven’t even mentioned that mine is the volume’s closing essay.  I apologize.

And let’s not forget that nominations for the 2004 Koufax Awards-- as Chris Bowers puts it, “the only blogosphere award that matters"-- are now open.  Since this shamelessly self-promoting blog debuted on January 7 of this year, we’re still officially a “new” blog, though judging from the nominations so far, we expect to lose badly to James Wolcott in this and perhaps a couple of other categories as well.  But if you’re so inclined, please stop by and nominate me in the “best liberal-left hockey blogging during an NHL lockout-- new blogs” category.  I think I should have that one sewn up.

The Chairman of the Red Party thanks you.

Posted by Michael on 12/15 at 02:53 AM
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