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Monday, February 22, 2010

Pressure

Now the pressure is on to write something good.

Ok, I'll quote another blog winner. My UCO colleague, English prof and repentant journalist (I'm a journalist and repentant English major), Kurt Hochenauer wins again with his "liberal" (sorry for the obscenity, facebook fascists) Okie Funk.

http://www.okiefunk.com/

He's acerbic, witty, and a voice crying in the wilderness. Today he wrote:

"One thing I always enjoy about the award contest is clicking through the list of the winners. Oklahoma has a vibrant and diverse blogging community that enhances the culture here, and it’s only going to get better in the years to come."


I agree. Blogging is a new adventure for me, an adventure in discovery.  Contrary to popular perception, journalism is alive and well in this state. 


Now I've got to figure out what to write. Shoulda had this up so all those 100 or so who've checked on this site today would become followers. Please do, it's easy, on the blog in the right hand column, click follow.


Thanks again to all.



1 comment:

  1. Congrats. Thank you for your kind words. I like your description of who we are . . . Keep up the good work here.

    --Kurt Hochenauer

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