Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Circumlocution for Dummies

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site:

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Circumlocution for Dummies (http://mcour.blogspot.com/).

Mark Cour is this area's longest-running blogger. He's been at it for over twelve years, almost since before the word "blog" existed - so long that he's called "The Blogfather" by other local bloggers.  His original blog, Wilkes-Barre Online, focused primarily on politics and things going on in and around Wilkes-Barre, and his blog posts served as the uncredited sources for many newspaper, radio, and television news stories over the years. A few years ago he decided he was tired of putting so much effort into coding his own website when young upstarts were using blogging services that made blogging easy, even for dummies. And so Circumlocution for Dummies was born, a place where he could say what he had to say without putting all the tedious effort into getting his words to appear online.

"Circumlocution" means "to talk in circles," to speak in a roundabout manner that avoids getting to the point. And that's not something Mark does, ever. He doesn't mince words, and he doesn't pull punches. He says what he means and means what he says, whether he's talking about state, local, or national politics, fracking, kayaking, biking, or even his beloved New York Football Giants. He's outspoken, and odds are he's going to say something that will offend you. Deal with it. His blog isn't for the faint of heart - but neither is life. Whether you agree with what Mark has to say or not, he'll always give you something to think about.

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

All are invited to meet the bloggers of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Spring 2012 Blog Fest on March 30, 2012 at Rooney's Irish Pub in Pittston! Stay tuned for more details!

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