Tag Archives: blogging

TODAY: Thirteen Years Of JMG

Today is the thirteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Russia-Owned Blogging Platform LiveJournal Changes Terms Of Service To Ban Pro-LGBT Discussions

Gizmodo reports: LiveJournal, a blog community that’s hosted a lot of science fiction authors and fans (including George RR Martin), has officially banned “political solicitation”— which can mean anything that criticizes the Russian government, as well as pro-LGBTQ discussions. There are also concerns users can be subject to Russian spying. The service grew in popularity as a social network in ...

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The Advocate Reports On Trolling And JMG

Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman interviewed me recently and today published his story about this here website thingy, our commenting community, and how we deal with the growing troll problem that has forced some sites to do away with commenting entirely. Hit the link to read my kind words about you. This is also a good opportunity to suggest that ...

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Hillary Pens Farewell Note To The Toast

Several weeks ago beloved literature blog The Toast stunned its devoted readership when it announced it was shutting down due to poor ad revenue. Today Hillary Clinton penned a fond, feminism-tinged farewell to the site. An excerpt: I know that today is the final day of The Toast, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Blogger Sues Gay Basher Kathryn Knott And Her Police Chief Father Over Alleged Reprisals

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: A blogger who wrote about Kathryn Knott – the Bucks County woman convicted of participating in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City – has sued Knott, Knott’s father [above right], the Bucks County district attorney, and others. Kathleen O’Donnell, 61, of Norristown, says in her lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, that ...

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TODAY: Twelve Years Of JMG

Today is the twelfth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Andrew Sullivan Joins New York Magazine

Andrew Sullivan is coming out of semi-retirement to join New York Magazine as a contributing editor. From their announcement: He will write features throughout the year, and cover the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He begins his new role today. “I have had the privilege of working with Andrew from the beginning of his career (mine too). He is ...

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Wil Wheaton Vs Huffington Post

Actor Wil Wheaton unloaded on the Huffington Post yesterday: I’m very lucky to not need exposure or “reach” or anything like that, at least not right now and not this way. I’m also very lucky to be able to walk away from things like this because I believe it’s the right thing to do. If I’d offered this to Huffington ...

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Welcome To The New JMG!

Welcome to the new JMG! I hope you’ll find this here website thingy cleaner-looking, faster, and more mobile-friendly. The migration isn’t fully complete yet and we’ll also be making a few more minor tweaks to the look over the next few days. Your Disqus histories are being imported at this writing and for now the old JMG will remain live ...

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Bilerico Project Calls It Quits

Long-running LGBT group blog The Bilerico Project has called it quits after eleven years. Founder Bil Browning writes: Projects are meant to be temporary and so was Bilerico Project. After more than a decade, it’s time to wrap up our experiment. The media landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade and so have our lives and the LGBT movement ...

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TODAY: Eleven Years Of JMG

Today is the eleventh blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Andrew Sullivan To Stop Blogging

Citing recent health issues, his marriage, and the stresses brought on by 15-hour days over 15 years, Andrew Sullivan today told his readers that he will soon stop blogging. I am saturated in digital life and I want to return to the actual world again. I’m a human being before I am a writer; and a writer before I am ...

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Next Friday In Provincetown…

Andy Towle writes at Towleroad: Join us for our weekly Friday morning coffee meet-up on JULY 18 from 9 – 11 am at the Central House restaurant at The Crown & Anchor Inn. This week’s guest is our friend and fellow blogger Joe Jervis who writes Joe.My.God! Come meet Joe along with Towleroad’s Andy Towle and Michael Goff and enjoy ...

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TODAY: Ten Years Of JMG

Today is the TENTH blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Sorry About That Auto-Play Ad…

An annoying auto-play ad is randomly popping up today on JMG, Towleroad, and other sites that use that network. They are working to squash it out of the rotation and it should be gone this afternoon. My apologies, folks.

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SURVEY: Gay Sites & Blogs Top List Of Media Choices For LGBT Consumers

eMarketer reports: A Community Marketing Inc. (CMI) survey conducted in June 2013 found that a substantial proportion of gay males and lesbians in the US had engaged in a variety of media activities over the seven days prior to the survey. The most common activity among the men and women polled was visiting LGBT sites and blogs, at 67% of ...

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Pam Spaulding Retires From Blogging

“All good things must come to an end, even after numerous awards and accolades, it’s time to acknowledge that I cannot continue to run on fumes alone. The Blend could continue limping along, but my health and well-being come first; over the last few years burning the candle at both ends with a full-time offline job and PHB. It has ...

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JMG Blog Year Ten Begins

Today is the ninth blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 29th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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Disqus Study: Pseudonym Commenters Post Highest-Quality Messages

According to Disqus, commenters that use pseudonyms post the highest-quality responses according to up and down voting by fellow readers. The service gives each user the option of commenting with a Disqus account, a social media identity or anonymously. It says 61 percent of commenters use pseudonyms, 35 percent choose to be anonymous and 4 percent use their “real identity” ...

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Breitbart: Andrew Sullivan Was Fired

Breitbart writer John Nolte today claims that according to a mysterious unnamed source, Andrew Sullivan was actually fired by the Daily Beast. Two weeks ago Sullivan announced the end of his relationship with the site and launched a (so far) successful subscription model. Nolte writes: According to this source, who spoke exclusively with Breitbart News, the powers that be at ...

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