Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Mar 2009, 15:15 p.m.

Dara, Your Style/Substance Thoughts?

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

These Anacruses are not technically Bad Pennies, but Ana, @job, Taggert, Chronastromy HQ Officer Training: Final Exam, MAXBETTY92, Branford, #13102099, and The Musical all deserve to be grouped together. Any others?


17 Mar 2009, 0:47 a.m.

It is very flattering to have one's silly stories taxonomied! Jr. Time Engineer, Justinian, Lore, Her Purse, The Commandments, and SWM are candidates, I think.

I am reasonably proud of Ana, SWM and @job, the latter because it's a better execution of MAXBETTY92's emoticon-as-punchline setup. But the rule is generally "go for broke on presentation when you're out of real ideas," which bodes poorly for balancing style versus substance.