12:38 p.m. ET. I have two stories to file by 4 p.m. No words have manifested.
A digression: The blog.
I’m listening to another journalist in the newsroom complain about a so-called quote she received from a CEO — a quote that has obviously gone through the marketing and PR departments, and now reads so *canned* that I could probably sell it on my blog as “the quote you need when your business is going under.” It’s a reporter’s worst nightmare.
Perhaps I will find some inspiration from the agony of PR-speak and canned quotes, even if I feel it only vicariously!
I’ve been remiss in my blogging. For that, I apologize, readers.
I just returned from the four-cities-in-four-weeks tour, when/where I collected a number of ATM tidbits and filed a number of ATM stories. I also managed to get in a little fun while on the road, which is always a plus.
I’ll have to tell you all about it later, since I think I may have a creative burst coming on … Hurry. I can’t let it pass.
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