Thursday, January 11, 2007

Memo from the department of "it's nice to know somebody's reading along."

In response to the handful of you who've asked me off-blog, I took down the "hoodia" post for editorial reasons. The skinny, as it were, is that I'm (suddenly) working on a couple of pieces about the peculiar American folly of "weight-loss season." Inasmuch as the publications involved prefer to buy first rights—which basically means they want to know that the material isn't already in print—I feel duty-bound to save my best stuff for them. I'll be re-posting the material here after it publishes there. That doesn't imply that in the meantime, I'll be dumping my worst stuff on SHAMblog. It simply means that I'll have to find alternate approaches to the subject.

Hope you'll hang around to see what we come up with.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh. And here I thought it was because of that tasteless HIV joke.

Steve Salerno said...

Are you kidding?? Hell, if I had to delete every single post (or comment) that was in poor taste, this would end up as NONEXISTENTblog.

Cosmic Connie said...

I was wondering about the "disappearing post" too, but figured you were just tinkering with your blog again and accidentally sent the poor post to oblivion. :-) The alternative possibility was that some angry Secretrons hacked into your blog. Anyway, it's good to know you're busy tackling the weight-loss issue on several fronts, and I look forward to reading the results, whether on SHAMblog or elsewhere.

Rodger said...

Okay, you can take down the post, but I thought my comment was quite witty...

Where will you be publishing your weight-loss piece?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rodger--I thought MY comment was quite witty, too. Shame on you for depriving the world of our flashes of brilliance just to satisfy some stupid contractual requirements...