The time has come. This is now the official 100th blog entry a la me. For a while, I knew I was getting close, but it snuck up on me pretty fast. Those of you who know me well know by now that I like to change things up and try new things, and no doubt some of you guessed that I wanted something of a bang for my 100th entry. What can I stay, I'm all about style and panache.
Well, maybe not, but I just like to say the word panache. Anyway, on with the explanation. I wracked my brain trying to think up something fun and different, and the only idea I came up with was rather cheesy, but at the same time sounded really fun in my head. So I'm going with it.
WARNING: The following is a shameless promotion of myself, not because I'm incredibly vain, but because it's a parody of a giant written informercial (from the newspaper). Given that infomercials are all about saying how wonderful [insert product name] is, so too is this entry in the same spirit. If you fancy yourself pretty savvy, I challenge you to figure out which advertisement I chose to parody. Good luck, and enjoy.
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The Phil Story
The Phil story began nearly six months ago. Hundreds of blog readers were polled to find out what they liked and disliked about blogging, but regardless of their opinion(s) this blog was formed. Thanks to great response, popular demand, and the coolest people ever sticking around and reading this blog, All Things Phil remains (somehow) a popular blog site for countless readers. Here's just a taste of the love that goes into this blog:
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Phil understands that life can be a pain in the butt, and so All Things Phil is here for you. If you find you need some comic relief, or perhaps are in need of vague and semi-uplifting pseudo-philosophy, you might just like what you find.
Blog About Anything and Everything, All In One Place
All Things Phil offers the largest variety anywhere when it comes to reading blogs. Bound by no topic in particular, Phil likes to keep things interesting and fun. Heck, if you're down on your luck and need quality advice, there's no need to look any further!
Stand Behind Every Blog Entry Written
Phil posts only those entries he deems decent and worthwhile reading. You need never fear reading anything dull or pointless on All Things Phil. Should you ever find yourself unsatisfied, chances are it's only a fluke, and you'll absolutely love the next thing you read.
Today, All Things Phil enjoys a quality following, and is now a Fortune-Blog 500 company. Reaching readers across the world, All Things Phil continues strong to this day. In fact, 9.3 out of every 10 readers recommend All Things Phil to a friend. Hopefully, you will too!
1. When you're looking for a good blog to read, peruse those blogs already posted. A good blog will show signs of variety, as well as a large quantity of original material. Never judge a blog by the number of comments it receives.
2. Take a look at how many posts a given blogger has written. Though this is not always the case, more posts indicates more experience, and also might indicate higher quality. However, remember that some bloggers post a baker's dozen entries in a single day, though only the most creative bloggers get away with this successfully.
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Following any of these brilliant tips will make your blogging experience a much happier one.
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