Bill Murray Kinda Joins Twitter

There seems to be an invasion of fake Twitter sites. That is, folks who open up pages in a celebrity’s name. Like these impostor Bill Murray tweets:

-Time machine jokes aren’t funny, you guys. My great great grandson dies in a time machine crash.

-Talking to yourself isn’t bad. Its not even that bad to arguing with yourself. Its when you lose that argument that you know your in trouble

-A jealous woman does better research than the FBI.

Pretty funny, even for a fake. . .

Mohammad Eid al-Ajmi Insults Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah

Look at the gentleman below. And do not do what Mohammad Eid al-Ajmi did by insulting Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. He received 5 years in jail for insulting the Kuwaiti ruler:

Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for insulting the emir on Twitter, a rights lawyer and news websites said, in the latest prosecution for criticism of authorities via social media in the Gulf Arab state.

The court gave Kuwaiti Mohammad Eid al-Ajmi the maximum sentence for the comments, news websites al-Rai and reported.

In recent months Kuwait has penalised several Twitter users for criticising the emir, who is described as “immune and inviolable” in the constitution. . .

In June 2012, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of endangering state security by insulting the Prophet Mohammad and the Sunni Muslim rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on social media.

Two months later, authorities detained Sheikh Meshaal al-Malik Al-Sabah, a member of the ruling family, over remarks on Twitter in which he accused authorities of corruption and called for political reform.

Twitter tweets are tiny. Imagine if the Sheikh had been a blogger.

If you want a real crime, read of Lama al-Ghamdi, daughter of Fayhan al-Ghamdi.
Ana Lama! (#AnaLama!)

Writer’s Digest Teaches Bloggers Almost Nothing

Writer’s Digest is a magazine that could be either annoying or helpful. They spam you with all sorts of emails detailing their latest junk articles. And occasionally, very very rarely, they strew an emerald among the gravel.

Their latest masterpiece is titled: THE 12 DOS AND DON’TS OF WRITING A BLOG. Of which, I pass and fail in my usual manner:

Find your focus.

Really? I fail. I write what I enjoy or what strikes me at the time. Yes, I miss stories. But only because I have nothing to add to them. The latest Marine Corps crash? I did not blog it. I thought it tragic, but I had nothing to add that was not already known. God bless those guys, would be perhaps my only addition.

Be relatable, be yourself.

4 I’s: I don’t know. I think I am relatable. I post a lot. I enjoy myself.

Use links within your posts.

Include images.

Respond to blog comments.

Yup. Yup. And yup.

Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Anywhere Else You Can.

No. I. Don’t. Post. Anywhere. But. Here. (And I have a Facebook app that posts automatically to F’book. But it is often f’booked up. . .)

Okay, here are the things not to do:

Set Unrealistic Goals.

Too late. I set goals and surpassed them a long time ago. I did not intend to be unread. But once I met a consistent readership, I just enjoy posting.

Limit your word count.

I don’t limit my word count. Although, I have not written the long 1.5K word-long posts recently. I may. Tomorrow. That is what a blog is for, right? Spontaneity.

Make grammar mistakes.

I ain’t never.

Be negative.

Too late.

Write long paragraphs.

Not me.

Avoid trying new things.

I am trying this, right?

Here is the bottom line: do your thing. Write your blog however you want. Have fun. Follow your fire. Write what makes you laugh. Or what gets your hackles up. Wherever your hackles are. . .