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A Challenge for the Ages: Blog Wars 2012

As a result of some frenzied, back-and-forth tweeting on a Friday night, my friends Kelcie, Erin and I decided to embark on a competition designed to better us as writers and, to a lesser extent, narcissistically stoke our own writerly egos: Blog Wars 2012. The rules are simple: basically, the person with the most blog posts by next Sunday night is the victor. Posts are required to be of a substantial length (300 words, with the exception of creative pieces, which can be shorter) and cannot be intentionally subpar. Additionally, each participant must guest post on each of their fellow participants’ blogs to actually be crowned Most Prolific Blogger. Continue reading

An Attempt at Poetry

I am not a poet. I’ve always wanted to be one, deep down, but I just never put the time and effort into it that I should have. That, however, doesn’t stop me from trying.

For this little ditty, I wanted to move beyond the limitations of the haiku form, but I wanted to stay with short, three-line stanzas. The whole poem stemmed from the title line, which popped into my head while I was writing an email to my friend Kelcie. It wasn’t intended to be so dark, but it developed a mind of its own while I wrote it, and I just went along for the ride. Be gentle, Internet-world. I am but a fledgeling poet; young, and enamored with melodrama and wordiness.  Continue reading

Fringe-y List-Mania!

Yesterday, I had the privilege of guest-posting on my friend Kelcie’s blog, On The Fringes, and I wrote a whole bunch of mini-lists outlining some random opinions I hold. For the sake of keeping all my online ramblings in one place, I have recreated the post here as well, minus a paragraph or three targeted at the Fringe fanatics, as I like to call readers of her blog. Here’s the original post, and check out the rest of that Fringe-y wonderland for Kelc’s thoughts on fashion, music and all sorts of things.

But here’s the meat of the post: Cory’s Cascading Cavalcade of Cogitation Collections. I make no claims of objectivity in my opinion catalog below. Continue reading

I’m Famous! (Okay, Not Really.)

The moral of the story is that Twitter is the best social network, hands down. So far this year, I have won two free books through my tweeting (one signed by the author!), and today, I was featured on one of my favorite pop music blogs, Idolator. They’re doing a series called “At Your Request,” where blog readers can request songs on Facebook and Twitter. If selected, the Idolator gang creates a video featuring the requester and additional information about the song.

I requested Robyn’s “Hang With Me,” because it’s one of my favorite songs, and today, they chose it! Head over here to check out the feature. I’m proud, can you tell?

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."

-Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own"

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