Finding Earlier Posts: Step 1

A hundred-and-thirty-odd links at the end of this page and they don't work any more. I don't know why. I've had to jury-rig              a two-step process for linking back selectively to my earlier posts.     Bear with me, please. 

It's not that you can't link back straight from the "Step 2" sidebar; you can. Problem is, the titles are organized on this Step 1 page. I suppose you can take pot luck, 
browsing dates at random on the drop-down list under Step 2, but wouldn't it be better to have at least an idea of the subject?

The solution, if you care to pursue it, is to look up a title on the list below; note the date; and find that date on the Step 2 list. Granted, a procedure for only the determined. If you are of that small but happy band, thank you.

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I originally added this page to call attention to the earliest posts, because they tell why I started this blog in the first place. There were two reasons (and they're still valid):
     - I find it regrettable that the fine old craft of writing has been reduced to a commodity called "content"; and  
     - I need to troll for freelance writing work.  

Posts in the first category take the form of diatribes against "content" and the people who promote it; those in the second are sometimes outright pitches, but are more often just examples of  my writing style. I've cataloged those loosely below. 

There are among the posts occasional digressions into the subject of language, and instances where I take liberties with ours. Things that may appear to be grammatical errors are those "liberties." Always

All but one or two posts are written with absolutely no thought to search engine optimization. Any that are are clearly labeled.

To review old posts, at first you had to scroll down to the very bottom of all  the current posts to where there's a line that says "Older Posts." On my screen the words appear in an almost translucent light blue, so if your eyesight is anything like mine, you could have had trouble reading them. 

However, in December of 2015, only three years after starting, I broke the code for linking back to earlier posts. The links in blue, below will get you to the page you need. However, there can be as many as six or seven posts to a page; to find the particular post you're looking for on that page you may still have to do some scrolling down. It ain't nearly as bad as it used to be, though.   


(There's probably a way to make the type in the listing legible, too, but I haven't found that one yet.) Anyway -- 

Here's the scorecard.

Introducing Myself:
 Feb 28 2012 - An Aging Newbie's Introduction to the Online World
 Mar 07 2012 - My Introduction to the New Reality 
 Mar 15 2012 - Introduction to Me
 Oct 14 2013 - Old Posts
 Dec 13 2015 - Mug Shot
 Dec 20 201- New Beginnings
 Jan 07 2016 - When New Beginnings Get Old
 Dec 21 2016 - Ending the Run


Whining: 
 Apr 13 2012 - Them Cheapo Jobs 
 Apr 21 2012 - Adulterated Writing
 Jun 09 2012 - Them Cheapo Jobs - 2 
 Nov 01 2015 - LinkedIn, Again

Criticizing:
 Apr 05 2012 - An Icon Is Worth 500 Words
 Jan 27 2014 - Blog Fodder
 Mar 17 2014 - A Look Back at "The Good Old Days"
 Apr 15 2014 - Can We Hope "Content" May Yet Be Reconsidered? 
 Aug 17 2014 - Titular Enlargement
 Aug 24 2014 - How Many Tweets Make a Twit?
 Aug 31 2014 - LinkedIn
 Sep 07 2014 - More Thoughts on LinkedIn
 Sep 14 2014 - Still More Thoughts on LinkedIn
 Sep 28 2014 - Undue Influence
 Oct  12 2014 - (F)lying With Statistics - 1
 Oct  19 2014 - (F)lying With Statistics - 2
 Nov 02 2014 - Everyone's Entitled  
 Nov 09 2014 - Shots Rang Out...
 Nov 23 2014 - Drive, Pivot, Curate
 Mar 01 2015 - Local TV
 Apr 12 2015 - Twitter, Again
 May 03 2015 - Genealogy
 Jul  05 2015 - Transparency
 Jul  19 2015 - Die Gedankenleiter
 Aug 30 2015 - A Good Word Revived
 Oct 04 2015 - Emotion and B2B Marketing
 Jan 10 2016 - Leafblowers
 Feb 21 2016 - Scammers
 May 01 2016 - Strugglin' with Some Barbecue

Pontificating:
 Mar 23 2012 - The Trouble With Acronyms
 Jun 23 2014 - Rethinking "Genre"
 Oct 26 2014 - Such Language...!
 Dec 21 2014 - When I Edited Engineers - 1
 Jan 04 2015 - The Missing Ingredient 
 Feb 01 2015 - When I Edited Engineers - 2
 Feb 22 2015 - When I Edited Engineers - 3
 May 31 2015 - Zounds!
 Jul  29 2015 - A Kind Word for Euphemisms
 Aug 02 2015 - Acronyms Gone Wild (AGW)
 Aug 23 2015 - Market Jargon
 Sep 06 2015 - GrammarDoesn't Matter
 Mar 27 2016 - Election Rhetoric
 May 08 2016 -Three Things I Would Advise LinkedIn To Do

Fulminating:

 Jan 18 2014 - Push Comes to Shove
 Jun 26 2014 - The Copyscape Obsession
 Dec 07 2014 - "Thought Leaders"
 Dec 14 2014 - More Views on LinkedIn 
    (on More Views on LinkedIn) 
 Jan 11 2015 - Personhood
 Feb 08 2015 The New Marketing - 1
 Feb 15 2015 The New Marketing - 2
 Mar 15 2015 - The Old Marketing
 Apr 05 2015 - The New Marketing - 3
 May 24 2015 - Intrusion Marketing
 May  29 2016 - "Native Advertising" -1 
 Jun 05 2016  - "Native Advertising" - 2 

Reminiscing:
 Jul   27 2014 - Y2K! Y2K!
 Aug 10 2014 - The "Middie" Project

 Sep 21 2014 - Solidarity Forever
 Dec 28 2014 - Beginnings

 Aug 09 2015 - The L.A. Phil Plays Okinawa
 Sep 20 2015 - New York, New York
 Dec 06 2015 Smiff and Dale
 Mar 13 2016 Age Switch

Rambling:
 Apr 28 2012 - Is This a Great Language, or What?
 Jun 16 2012 - Some Free Association
 Jan 12 2014 - Revisit
 Jan 16 2014 - Flogging the Novel
 Feb 01 2014 - A Belated Discovery
 Jul  03 2014 - Studying a Language
 Nov 16 2014 - Crime Doesn't Pay
 Jan 19 2015 - Damn! Missed My Own Deadline
 Jan 25 2015 - Quiet
 Mar 08 2015 - The Joke
 Mar 22 2015 - Conversation
 Apr 19 2015 -  Voice
 Apr 26 2015 - Texas Book Expository
 May 10 2015 - News Story
 May 17 2015 - Seniors 3, Coyotes 1
 Jun 28 2015 - A How-To-Write Post
 Jul 12 2015 - A Nibble on the Novel
 Sep 13 2015 - Flogging the Novel - 2
 Sep 27 2015 - The Compound
 Oct 11 2015 - Young Tree, Old Gardeners
 Oct 25 2015 - Death of a Novel, Maybe
 Nov 08 2015 - The Novel Resurrected, Maybe
 Nov 15 2015 - A Gentle Leg-Pull
 Nov 22 2015 - I Publish Electronically
 Nov 29 2015 - Squirrels
 Jan 03 2016 - Random Images
 Jan 17 2016 - Poncho
 Feb 14 2016 - Farming
 Mar 06 2016 - Cat on the Desk
 Mar 20 2016 - Forgetting
 Apr 03 2016 - Placeholder
 Apr 10 2016 - Recovery
 Apr 17 2016 - Lottery
 Apr 24 2016 - A Hundred and Ten Blog Posts 
 May 15 2016 - Benches and Why I Like Them
 May 22 2016 - Benched

Profiling, sort of:
 Oct 18 2015 - Profiles and Dumb Questions
 Jun 07 2015 - D+25,932
 Jun 14 2015 - The War
 Jun 21 2015 - Wild Bill and Ken
 Aug 16 2015 - Another WWII Guy
 Dec 27 2015 - Palm Trees and Edmund
 Jan 24 2016 - Russ
 Jan 31 2016 - Luke

Selling:
 Mar 31 2012 - Before There Was the Blog, There Was the Newsletter
 Oct  05 2014 - Lety Me Count the Ways...
 Nov 30 2014 - Commercial Break (shows rates)
 Mar 29 2015 - My SEO Blog Post