1.16.2007

a shout-out to my peeps

After several attempts to get noticed by the Graz Metroblog, through my suggestions with the Party Pad, SEWA, Schnitzel, Immobillien, Kindess and Devil posts as soon as they were fresh off the hopper and finally shooting off an email to the founder of Metroblogs saying something to the effect of,"Hey we can't all be young, hip and single posting graffiti photos and making quick witty double entendres here. There are some just off the plane, stay-at-home mommies who also have a valid local experience (and Schnitzel Recipes) to share" and I finally got some action.

They did respond, by-the-way saying that maybe their submission widget didn't work and they were considering my submissions.... oh great!

I probably pissed off the number one poster on the Graz Metroblog, who is posting from Vienna anyway, by suggesting in one of my submissions that they should consider more local content.

So, I went all out and made a short, witty post with local graffiti, even, and I either wore them down or the finally liked something. Hey, the number one rule of writing, or maybe it's the second, is know your audience. And here's another one... don't offend the gatekeeper - even if it's the truth (oops! more trouble for the muckraker).

Ok, so without any further adue... I proudly referr you to the Graz Metroblog- where you can find lots of local graffiti, commentary, historical tid-bits and sometimes even events happening in Graz - but no Schnitzel recipes.


3 comments:

johannes said...

sorry to mention, but i'm not blogging about graz from vienna. 3 days in the week i'm staying in graz because i'm teaching here...

- said...

I didn't single anyone out, but since you took the time and care to post a note that could not be replied to privately...

...you should mention that you're a part-time resident in Graz since your user name on the Graz Metroblogs has the word "Vienna" in it.

johannes said...

i add "vienna" to my metroblogging name because i'm very often guestblogging in different metroblogging cities, because i'm travelling around. so it's the best so state what the homebase is. but i added "vienna/graz" now... and i'll change it when i'm travelling... so there can't be any misunderstandings.

best wishes