Before there was Voldemort, there was Vader. And before there was Vader, the world knew another as “The Dark Lord,” and I’m not even talking about Conrad Black.
He lives yet.
In fact, he owns Gawker.
And today, he broke me.
After how many years of me refusing to write for him for free (while still contributing thousands of words a week in the form of snippy comments and tips) tonight I finally gave in and….Kinja‘d. Twice!
But it’s about the highest-profile outlet I have since I let this poor blog peter down to virtually nothing, so I posted a couple of articles that have had, through no fault of their own, failed to find a home.
Relive the Cold War for Fun and Profit:
how the Russian government hacked the US energy industry, and why the Ukrainian uprising might make the entire three-year project entirely moot
Snitching for Dollars: The BSA wants you to rat out your boss!
In my own defence, it did take something like eight years to wear me down. Should the posts get zero momentum despite being on a Gawker platform, the experiment will not be repeated. While I was at it, I updated my Media and Public Speaking page. You know I’m all about Operation Global Media Domination! Now, bring me that audience!
There’s a quote from “The Wire” that’s perfect for this. Think senator Clay Davis: http://youtu.be/30YW3wgRvyI
I like your style. Congrats on the Gawker.
Thanks! The posts on Gawker together got about 250 views in one day. I’m pleased, since they wouldn’t have gotten that here and they were just extra anyway. But I’ll get front-paged if it kills me!
Jury still out on the Great Kinja Experiment, but it might make a decent place to post my Anonymous stuff if the Daily Dot decides it’s too “Anonymousy.” Then again, if I post it here, I get paid. Then again, it gets 1/3 the views.