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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Monday, October 17, 2005


so i finally gave in and started a blog. its taken 3 hours for me to get this far and i still can't seem to get the thing to work properly. will fix it up as soon as i know how. i don't really know what i want to achieve with this. its a chance to rant one day and reason the next.

i write for a few other sites and was nervous of blogging because i can see myself getting into it. thats why i have put it off so long....

time will tell.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 6:49 pm  
  • At 7:36 pm, Anonymous Mickey Z. said…

    Congrats, Michael. I'm bookmarking this blog right now.

  • At 8:23 pm, Blogger JOS said…

    Cool, Michael...I'm adding you to my list now.

  • At 3:46 pm, Blogger joe said…

    Hi Michael -
    I have no list, but if I did, you'd be at the top. In fact, if I had a list, you would BE the list, as I really have nowhere else to go.
    Good luck, Michael.
    - Joe from Mickey's.

  • At 4:00 pm, Anonymous michael said…

    thanks joe - u like the orwell thing?

  • At 2:04 pm, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Warning, Blogging can be addictive.

    I started about four months ago, and really like it.

    If you've already been writing elsewhere, where I came across you, you've already crossed the hardest line. Finding a voice.

    And, from your comments, it also looks like you've crossed the second hardest line, generating some traffic. (I have a few hints on this if you're interested; I've grown from 6 to about 50 unique visitors a day in the last month. It's really gotten far more interesting now that I have 44 "unknown" people visiting.)

    Different blogs have different philosophies, some focus on opinion, or specialized knowledge, or a particular viewpoint.

    Mine for example evolved when I kept emailing articles around that I thought people would be interested in. Kind of a "can you believe they're doing this?"

    Much luck, and I will link back.

    If I can offer any assistance, please feel free to ask.

    Sorry, no email, I'm a bit of a privacy freak. Just leave another comment on any recent post. I'll just respond here and delete it if it's a blog specific question.

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Name: michael the tubthumper
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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