Thursday, January 01, 2004

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is Brian Griffin? - I am a thirty something blogger living in Cincinnati. That would be middle thirty something, however. I feel old most of the time, so don't think I am old just because I may write or rant that way.

2. Is Brian Griffin your real name? - Shhhh! Yes, it is.

3. Are you a professional Journalist? - No, I am not a professional journalist. I am at best an amateur journalist, if you believe blogging is a form of journalism.

4. What is a Blog? - A contraction of the term "web log", a form of on-line writing characterized in format by a single column of chronological text, usually with a sidebar, and frequently updated. From www.samizdata.net

Blogger has this definition:
A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.

Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.

In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.

5. Where can I find out more information about Cincinnati? - Try one of the following websites: www.cincinnati.com or www.cincinnati-oh.gov.

6. What do you write about? - I write about what ever the Hell I feel like. I mostly write about Cincinnati news, politics and media, but I will venture into national politics and media coverage as well. I will dabble in culture and other random PR for friends or other groups I care to support.

7. What are you, a Democrat? - No, I am not a registered member of any political party, and I will be staying that way. I am a liberal, but don't assume a meaning of that based on your perspective, you might be wrong. I consider myself an Independent Liberal. My views on various topics vary from the typical Liberal. I would be considered ultra Liberal on personal social issues, but moderate on economic issues. I don't fear corporations, but I don't trust them either. My views can surprise people sometimes, and I like it that way.

8. How Often Do You Post? - I post everyday. During the week I try to post early mornings and then at night if I am up to it. On weekends I post when I get the fancy to write. I try to write more thought out elements on Weekends vs. Weekdays, but that is my goal, not always my reality.

9. What's the best browser to use with your site? - The most current version of Firefox works best. MS Explorer works fine, but has minor formating issues that I have yet figured out.

10. Weren't you in the newspaper or something? - Yep, I have been written about a few times in the local mainstream press. I am starting to keep track on a blog post here, so you can check out some of My Press. Geesh, I sound like a PR machine.

11. Are there other fine print items you need to point out? Why yes there are: The view points here are my own or that of the individual blogger. None of the view points expressed by Brian Griffin or any individual blogger on this site represent the view point of my employer or any organization I am affiliated with.

Got any more questions? Email them to me: cincyblog at aol.com

6 comments:

  1. If you have a question you can post it here as well.

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  2. What do you think about Sandra Ali, the new anchor on WLWT News?

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  3. I really have no opinion of her at all, but I hate all local news.

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  4. Hi, I'm from the cincinnati area (Newport) but currently living overseas. Can you call my parents and ask them not to vote for Bush?

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  5. How about those Bengals! Just kidding -- nice blog!

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  6. Blog O' the Morning doesn't seem to be active anymore (since Dec. 2004) so I thought you might consider removing its link and adding mine, which is local also.

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