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Protecting oneself and peaceful protesters against an armed group of provocateurs that has demonstrated its willingness to commit aggravated assault and murder and speaks casually of far worse is not the same as encouraging people to preemptively harm "someone who disagrees.

Being a pacifist is not the same as being silent in the face of systematic violence and the armed agents of the state who carry it out, but squeamish about seeing a punch thrown or property damaged——that's called being authoritarian. Calling everyone you disagree with "Nazis" or "fascists" probably IS counter productive, but there are actual swastika-sporting, zeig-heiling, blood-and-soil-shouting, neo and literal NAZIS marching in the streets.

Plus these days they're joined by other white supremacists, ethno-stateists, bleeding edgelords who are so far into their privilege they think their words have no consequences, and a conservative party who doesn't give a shit if the leader of the Republican party eggs them on as long as there's the promise of a payoff in the form of a better economy.

So sometimes the rank and file progressives might use metonymy when we're not doing interviews for NPR or on the Oxford debate team. Black bloc is a tactic to protect peaceful activists from being run off by genocidal bigots who have demonstrated their perfect willingness to be violent or threaten violence. Someone in your personal space screaming at you that they want to murder you and yours while you get hit with eggs and bottles and the cops laugh from the sidelines is probably not as easy to pacifist one's way through as armchair criticism would have one believe.

Law enforcement does not protect either group with identical diligence. Nor does the criminal justice system. I'm really just ten kinds of fucking tired of people thinking I endorse all manner of wildly uncontained extrajudicial violence because I hate fallacies of equivocation and see some nuance when literally armed Nazis march into town and get punched. Posted by Chris Brecheen at 8: Please follow this link if you're wondering why this poll has some particular limitations.

Lots of titles nipping at the heels of The Hunger Games. Come vote on the poll formed from YOUR nominations. The front runners are practically tied and the results are going up in a few more days. Everyone gets three [3] votes, but as there is no way to "rank" votes, you should use as few as you can stand. The poll itself is in the lower left at the bottom of the side menus.

If you're on mobile you can scroll ALLLLLL the way to the bottom and click on"webpage view" to see the side menus and get to the polls. Posting fewer days has resulted in more comments per post as well as a bit less stress. Still I think a starting out with the daily posts was a good tactic for me. Thanks for posting your first blog. I really enjoy simply reading all of your weblogs.

Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. Definitely a great post. Hats off to you! The information that you have provided is very helpful. Thanks for sharing such a helpful list. Responding to blog comment is really an impotent thing to consider. It will helps you make interaction with your readers which make them feels good and give you chances to understand for what your targeted Audiences are searching. Would it be legitimate to make my blog about my hobbies and interests in general or should I pick one and stick to that?

Thanks in advance for any help! Austin Carpet Cleaning Company. I just volunteered to blog on a library site for parents. Hey Brian, Have you ever used any of those article rewriters or spinners? Hey there, I recently undertook a blog-writing exercise taking in A Twelve Day Writing Exercise, which I mashed up with the above twelve steps to help me along.

I then decided to go one better and add to that list the twelve steps of addiction into the mix too! Thanks for the good info..

As you streamline your process, increase your positing if you can. Thank you for this it was really helpful! Thank you so much! This is a fantastic guide for creating a successful blog. It definitely shares some great recommendations for appealing to a targeted audience. I like how you identify the importance of setting realistic and attainable goals. I have been writing a blog for almost a year expressimpact.

I think one of the most important things to remember is to listen to your feedback. My readers often communicate how much they value the content posted on my site. Overall, it helps me to learn more about my audience and often inspires the stories I post! I will definitely keep this close at hand so I can refer to it often and keep myself on track. I was just wondering. Has anyone thought that all the computer networking, blogging, internet sites, and self-promotion by an author really takes away from what a great writer would do, which is to write and write and write and find a publisher that actually has a job in that it is responsible for editing and marketing.

I really believe we will see terrible authors selling only because of self-promoted media. Writing is your job, first and foremost. I am actually having a web designer add a blog to my website. My business, for almost 25 years has been specializing in true museum grade framing. It is a shame. Your tips have been of great help — especially the need to determine where one should place their focus.

Thanks for reaching out. Great post full of sage advice for new and seasoned bloggers Brian! Been years since I let my Writers Digest subscription go — but this post has not only inspired me to join the Writers Digest community again — but to treat myself to a subscription!

Look forward to reading more from you. Check it out here at http: Actually, commenting to you just now revealed to me something else to help add focus into my blog. Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate them. As far as a blog critique, the best way to get one is to sign up for this: Good luck with your blogging! Hello Mr Brian A. Klems I Rauf from Algeria author would like to recognize for the exchange of information about the location of writer digest and about the meetings that are held about the book in America and how the presence of these circumstances forums and exchange of information where and sweating on the authors and new books and for translators to translate my books and I thank you.

I hope to delve into SEO in a future post, but created this as a simpler list. SEO can be overwhelming at first. Klems, Thank you so much for the great advice. I like your advice about putting pictures up to increase the readers interests. If anyone would like to read my story then please go to this site http: Thanks again for the help. Images can be hard to incorporate.

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