Writers vs. Bloggers

Edit: updated here!

 

Writer 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back yet about my submission to that journal? Even worse, they ran an article almost exactly the same as my piece in their recent edition!

Writer 2: Jerks.

Writer 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better.

Writer 2: So what are you going to do next?

Writer 1: I’m thinking of changing a character in my latest short story to look like the editor, a character which makes a nasty end.

Writer 2: Nice. Justice.

Writer 1: Exactly.

Writer 2: What’s the story about again?

Writer 1: There is an Ebola virus breakout in Carlton, wiping out half of the publishers of Melbourne within a week.

Writer 2: Wow. So plausible.

Writer 1: I feel so much better now.

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Blogger 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back regarding my pitch for that guest post yet? Even worse, this morning they did their own post on almost the exact same idea!

Blogger 2: Jerks.

Blogger 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better.

Blogger 2: So what are you going to do next?

Blogger 1: I’m thinking of setting aside an evening to write a series of cryptic passive aggressive Tweets explaining how irritated I am that will make no sense to people. Then they will have to DM me to ask what the problem is.

Blogger 2: Nice. Brave.

Blogger 1: Exactly. And they’ll be on my side.

Blogger 2: What if that doesn’t work?

Blogger 1: I shall write a post of my own and link to everyone else who has written posts about the subject I wanted to – everyone except this blogger’s post.

Blogger 2: Oh, snap.

Blogger 1: I feel so much better now.

 

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Karen Andrews is the creator of Karen Andrews. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time).

Comments

  1. says

    Love it. Oooo, the power of linking!

    To link, or not to link, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
    Or to link posts against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them…

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