WHAT THE HELL IS A BLOG? WHO THE HELL ARE BLOGGERS, AND WHY AM I EVEN INVOLVED??

Yeah, it’s me, GERRY FULCHER. I decided to try this blog stuff.
I thought I would use my first blog by see if I can’t piss off the other bloggers. Dont worry, down the line I will provide you with the true, word-for-word, person to person, inside facts, about the WDEL thing; including the appropriate descriptive adjectives attached to all parties involved, But, for now, let’s talk blogs and bloggers.

A BLOG IS EQUIVALENT TO A WRITER’S FART. A blog is an offensive “dropping” in the real word of writing. Some bloggers think that they ARE writers. But they aren’t. To be a Writer, you have to survive a series of arduous experiences, and some discouraging setbacks. Just because you know how to work a keyboard, and do fancy computer stuff, you are not automarically a Writer. Check it out…a Writer has to meet the qualifications of having been published in respected publications (including national magazines) and actually have gotten paid for writing. I notice that some local bloggers are calling themselves Writers. With the exception of Celia Cohen and myself, the bloggers that I know in Delaware are people who perhaps “like to write”, or, who may have a “hobby of writing”, and they can even call themselves “wannabe Writers”, but until their work has been judged worthy of national readership attention, and have a check to prove it….they are not WRITERS.

Ok Fulcher, where the hell do you get off calling yourself a Writer? Glad you asked; I’ve been published in, and paid by: TV Guide/ Nation’s Business/ Industry Week/ Delaware Today/ Employee Assistance Magazine/ Human Resources Professional/ Security Management Magazine/ Focus Business Journal/ Barrister Magazine (American Bar Association). Philadelphia Inquirer/ Cleveland Plain Dealer/. I discount several pieces I did back in the eighties for the News Journal, because those cheap bastards don’t pay. I’ve written about employee relations, sports, education, management styles, criminal justice system reform, criminal trial techniques, and of course, gambling. Another absolute requirement for being a Writer, is that when you write for REAL publications (not just for your own computer), you had better be prepared for the dreaded phone call from the magazine’s “FACT CHECKER”. A real Writer has to endure and pass the FACT CHECKER’S barriers before the article hits the street.

If Delaware Bloggers had to undergo a FACT CHECKER like that, there would probably be no Bloggers in this State. But, dont worry there is still hope for you bloggers. For years I’ve been teaching a course for Freelance Writers. “HOW TO BE A REGULARLY PUBLISHED AND PAID FREELANCE WRITER. If you bloggers ask me nicely, I’ll invite you to my next course. Want a good reference?
JOHN KOWALKO took the course. By the way, he is a hell of a writer…better than me; but he refuses to take the time to be a reguarly paid freelance writer.

B R I E F  T I M E O U T……

YOU KNOW THE NAME CHARLES POTTER, RIGHT?

He’s a City Councilman. He’s also the only City politician, who opposes eminent domain. Well, Charlles and his son and two close associates of his have a new business. Charles Potter Jr., Charles Potter III, Greg Collins Sr., Greg Collins Jr. have started a new local service business:

MORTGAGES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Property Purchases/ 100% Financing/ No “Doc” Loans/ Stated Income-Assets/ Fixed Adjustable Rates/ Jumbo Loans/ High Debt/ Income Ratio/ Refinances/ Debt Consolidation/ Chapter 13-BuyOuts
They do it ALL. GIVE THEM A CALL. THEIR EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE AND PERSONAL HANDS-ON APPROACH IS JUST RIGHT. 9 9 5 – 2 1 1 5. THEY GET APPROVALS. 9 9 5 – 2 1 1 5

Back To blogging:
Might as well continue on this track of pissing off Bloggers.
Call me the anti-blogger blogger. Bloggers apparently have become self-appointed gatekeepers of society’s moral values. They take great pride in WATCHING the rest of us, and subjectively reporting on our foibles and moral turpitude..
Ahhh, but who is watching the watchers? Who gets to examine the bloggers’ ability (or lack of same), their experience, their methods of gathering their information, their own hidden agendas for interpreting what they find and how they write it? If they can watch and interpret the rest of us, why can’t I watch and interpret them, right?

This BLOG stuff is really kind of interesting. The word itself is strange, and some of the people who do it are even stranger. One thing is for sure, people who blog are getting way too much respect from blog readers. If these bloggers merely said in a conversation over a cup of coffee, what they write, no one would pay any attention to them…but because they write it somewhere, all of a sudden it’s “important”? I don’t think so. It’s merely thier private iinterpretation of what they saw, heard, guessed, or things told to them by some third party; whom we don’t know.

Perhaps we have better do some fact checking right NOW. I’ve decided to present some possible interpretations of the word BLOG. Let’s see what some of the possibilities are for the meaning.

Maybe the letters B L O G stand for:
Big Losers Offering Guesses/ Bullshit Lines Of Gossip/
Blowhards’ Lamebrain Offensive Gibberish/ Bellocose Liberals Offending Government/ Gerry’s Long Overdue Gallantry/
Take your choice.

Actually, I’m about to suggest that we follow the trend of making nouns into verbs and adjectives. What do you think.
“Go blog yourself”……”You’re a bloggin’ pain the ass”….I’ll knock your bloggin’ head off”….”You are so bloggin’ stupid”…
“Oh yeah, blog you too”….”Get lost mother-blogger”
“Hey, I’m not so sure I even want to be bloggin’ blogger”.

ANOTHER TIME OUT:
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37 Responses to “WHAT THE HELL IS A BLOG? WHO THE HELL ARE BLOGGERS, AND WHY AM I EVEN INVOLVED??”

  1. Tyler Nixon Says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere, Gerry!

  2. Down with Absolutes! » Blog Archive » Gerry Fulcher comes out swinging; bats self in the eye Says:

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  3. Mike Matthews Says:

    Is this an article or an advertisement?!? Either way, welcome, Mr. Fulcher! Hope you stick around!

  4. anon. Says:

    Welcome aboard Gerry! Can I get the over and under for the Hens this week at Navy?

  5. anon. Says:

    B L O G, Burris Loves ole’ Ger’?

  6. mmahaffie Says:

    Welcome Gerry. That was very…..interesting.

  7. Gerry Says:

    Thanks one and all. The more you hate me the more I love it. My approach will be based on my original Community Views Journal (1978).
    I mean what I said above…you guys should get yourselves published nationally. It really is easy…it’s all done by mastering a 5 step process. There are 300,000 opportunities per month to get published in nationwide publications. 94% of everything published is non fiction. More than 70% of all magazine articles are written by freelances. By the way, my first piece was an advertisement of what’s to come…and I hope you don’t begrudge me having advertisers. I have people who used to advertise in my little weekly rag sheet peiece of trash, Wilmington Views Journal.

  8. Mike Matthews Says:

    We love you, Gerry!

  9. mmahaffie Says:

    “…you guys should get yourselves published nationally”

    Why? I’m not interested in being in printed media. I’ve written for state-level publications in the past. And I have been published in a few national-level industry (GIS) journals. That was nice.

    But that’s not what I’m trying for with my on-line work. I don’t actually think of myself as a capital-w “writer” when I’m writing on-line. I think of myself rather as a part of a network of individuals in a web-wide cafe-clatch that includes a variety of discussions.

    I’m interested in getting my own small point of view out for anyone who might want to to read it. I’m interested in keeping myself involved in at least a low level of writing. I want to maintain the habit of putting my thoughts into words organized into sentences and paragraphs. I enjoy that.

    I also want a forum in which I can offer my small skis in photography. Not as a pro. Not in competition with Kevin Fleming. Just for me.

    So I maintain a blog. It’s my thoughts and photos. I don’t take it terribly seriously, but I do take pride in it.

    If you don’t like it, don’t read it. If all you’re trying to do is stir up interest in your own writing by being a dick, please don’t. We have enough of those already.

  10. mmahaffie Says:

    PS: I suggest using some form of spell-checking, consistent paragraph breaks and consistent punctuation. And please either add real content to your “about” page or delete the link.

    We do have *some* standards.

  11. mmahaffie Says:

    “..small skis in photography” should read “…small skills in photography.”

    I hate that.

  12. Joe M Says:

    First person I’ve ever seen troll his own blog. You’re a real netizen, Gerry.

  13. miscreant Says:

    “First person I’ve ever seen troll his own blog.”

    Bullshit. Matthews does it on a daily basis.

    Looks like Mahaffie has finally found his niche: Spell Checker and Grammar Nazi. It could be his most meaningful endeavor since he wasted the taxpayer’s dollars at DNREC.

  14. George Says:

    Oh Gerry, Gerry, Gerry… if you only had as many brain cells as you had liver spots, you’d be in business.

    Good luck chum.

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  16. Gerry Says:

    To MMAHAFFIE—regarding “spelling” “grammar” and “standards”.
    Ah shit! I didnt NO it was going to be that difficult TWO RIGHT for YOUS guys. I may have to re-think this HOLE bloggin’ idea. Hemmingway couldn’t spell, nor be bothered with grammar, if his life depended on it. In fact, that may have been the reason he killled himself.
    Interesting story connected with my spelling and grammar. I contacted the editor who published my very first piece (TV Guide December of ’78). He had sent me a check for $800, and then sent me another check for $800, after he sold the piece to the canadian version of TV Guide. I asked him why he ever published a piece from a first time ever would-be writer. His reply stayed with me as a guiding light….”Because you were the first person who had ever written anything negative about the #1 show in the country (Happy Days). Secondly, you wrote in the same way as if you were discussing it on some street corner in New York. Thirdly, you have a charming irreverence for the english language”
    mmahaffie; I never forgot that advice….that’s why I get published 3 out of every 5 submissions I make. Sorry—but it works for me.
    Thanks for gettin’ my back, Mike M.

  17. anon. Says:

    So which slot parlor did you leave that 1600 hundred at?

  18. mmahaffie Says:

    Wow.

  19. Mike Matthews Says:

    I’m chomping at the bit for post #2, Gerry…

  20. Name Says:

    BLOG =

    Bullshit
    Lies and
    Obfuscation =
    Gerry

  21. Gerry Says:

    Dear nameless anonyous gutless punk who will not be identified….nice to have you aboard. Every “hit” counts I’m told. God bless you my son.

  22. donviti Says:

    if I ride a bike am I not a bike rider?

    how am I not a writer?

    was picasso not a painter until he sold a painting?

    you are clueless.

  23. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    Dear donviti….thank you for the dumbest question that I have received to date. Have you heard of a thing called a dictionary? They have them all over the world. Try reading one once in a while…a guy named Webster put it together.

    WRITER; “ONE WHO WRITES AS AN OCCUPATION; AUTHOR”
    Now who is clueless? Next case…. All an idiot has to do is speak or write, and they tell the whole world what they are…..nice talking to you…come again some time….but check out that thing they call a dictionary. LISTEN CAREFULLY, I GO SLOWLY
    A D I C T I O N A R Y

  24. donviti Says:

    is that the same dictionary I can find a definition of torture

  25. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    Donviti…I’m going to use you as a learning experience. If you had left out the mean-spirited “clueless” insulting remark, here is how I would have answered you the first time. Donviti; I’m just telling you that the official definition in the dictionary of a Writer is ,etc,etc etc,
    A normal reply from you should have been, “Oh, I see what you mean, Gerry. Now I understand what you meant by Writer.
    Instead you got cranky….I got cranky back…and instead of merely admitting that you were wrong about the definition, you come up with a lame middle school trite (devoid of freshness) childish retort.
    really pathetic…(arousing sympathy).

  26. Name Says:

    Gerry shoots from his own opinion,
    Not fact.
    So from Miriam-Webster’s own online reference.
    There is no reference to “Occupation”.

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/writer

    “Main Entry:
    writ·er Listen to the pronunciation of writer
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈrī-tər\
    Function:
    noun
    Date:
    before 12th century

    : one that writes: as a: author b: one who writes stock options

    ==============

    Seems that Gerry’s modus operandi is to take a fact, and
    massage it a little bit, just to suit his current needs.

    The amount of s h i t that he produces, would just take too much time
    to track down and verify.

    Here, contrary to his meticulous research standards that he claims
    are necessary to satisfy his editors, is a factual refutation of his claim
    that a writer, according to Websters, must do it as an occupation.

    As stated before:

    Bullshit, Lies, Obfuscation = Gerry

    Cranky?
    .

  27. June Says:

    Gerry, I sure miss you on the radio. The afternoon show is so BORING, I usually turn it off. I’m serious.

    I wish you luck with this new blog, and I really hope you get some civil, decent people writing on here who have something substantive to contribute instead of just using foul language and acting macho, but I guess that’s too much to expect.

  28. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    JUNE….thanks for your kind comments. I appreciate it. I don’t think you were a caller, were you? Doesn’t matter…. those who listen also serve.
    I’ll try to promote your expectations for civility and decent. Let meknow when I let you down. What did you think of my take the next election as I discussed it i in the blog on top?
    Thank you again.
    Gerry

  29. DoesItMatter WhoSaysIit Says:

    Gerry shoots from his own opinion,
    Not fact.
    So from Miriam-Webster’s own online reference.
    There is no reference to “Occupation”.

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/writer

    “Main Entry:
    writ·er Listen to the pronunciation of writer
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈrī-tər\
    Function:
    noun
    Date:
    before 12th century

    : one that writes: as a: author b: one who writes stock options

    ==============

    Seems that Gerry’s modus operandi is to take a fact, and
    massage it a little bit, just to suit his current needs.

    The amount of s h i t that he produces, would just take too much time
    to track down and verify.

    Here, contrary to his meticulous research standards that he claims
    are necessary to satisfy his editors, is a factual refutation of his claim
    that a writer, according to Websters, must do it as an occupation.

    As stated before:

    Bullshit, Lies, Obfuscation = Gerry

    Cranky?
    .

  30. anon. Says:

    Gerry, quit kissing her ass.

  31. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    ANON……PLEASE GET TO CHURCH IMMEDIATELY.
    WHAT KIND OF DEMENTED FREAK COULD FIND SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY, LIKE “QUIT KISSIG HER ASS”, WHEN ALL I DID WAS THANK A PERSON,WHOM I DON’T EVEN KNOW, FOR PAYNG ME A COMPLIMENT.
    I WAS WARNED ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU….I WAS TOLD THAT MANY, NOT ALL, BUT MANY PEOPLE WHO CALL TALK SHOWS ARE REALLY VERY “DISTURBED” INDIVIDUALS.
    I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT SOME BLOG COMMENT-MAKERS ARE EVEN WORSE…EXPECIALLY THE ONES WHO DON’T HAVE THE PERSNAL INTEGRITY TO EVEN IDENTIFY THEMSELVES. A PERSON WHO HAS TO SIGN “ANON” HAS A DISTICT FORM OF SELF-LOATHING…APPARENTLY, YOU YOU ARE WALLOWING IN A CESSPOOL OF LOW SELF ESTEEM. IT IS LIKE SUBCONCIOUSLY SAYING TO YOURSELF, “I AM EVEN AFRAID OF REVEALING MY OWN IDENTITY BECAUSE I’M NOT WORTHY OF AN IDENTITY. At any rate, no charge for my free mental health session.
    Have a really great day…..and don’t forget to take your meds…ok pal?

  32. Anon Says:

    Kiss someones ass? That happens to be Gerry’s specialty. I mean after all, that is how he got this far right? I must also add if you have a little cash, check, debit card, that to helped him . I wonder just how many decent civil people were hurt by this demon. WDEL is far from boring, in fact we can actually learn a few things now that he is gone.

  33. donviti Says:

    just a warning Gerry, I don’t advise you get too literal with me.

    I will f/ing pick you apart.

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