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Old 07-30-2008, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks:

Just want to thank so many of you for supporting my work. Here is my latest project. this is a 1 on 1 with Matt Devlin. I hope it helps you get to know Matt.

http://dinonationblog.wordpress.com/...s-matt-devlin/
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dino Blogger, I respect your efforts to promote the blog and all, but... hmm.. how should I put it... well, here it goes anyway: you should probably take writing class. I realize that English is most likely not your first language, but since you seem to be bent on interviewing public figures and being quite visible online yourself, it'd do you a lot of good to actually learn to write.

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A little harsh...
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a pretty nasty way to say you don't like someones writing. I admit my writing is a work in progress. But I also think I get fantastic info and do a great job at that. In the end my background is in radio and t.v. Some people take issue with my writing and this is not new. But I can only do what I am able to do. at the end of the day a lot of people enjoy what I do. A few don't. That is life.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is a pretty nasty way to say you don't like someones writing. I admit my writing is a work in progress. But I also think I get fantastic info and do a great job at that. In the end my background is in radio and t.v. Some people take issue with my writing and this is not new. But I can only do what I am able to do. at the end of the day a lot of people enjoy what I do. A few don't. That is life.
Cant please everybody.......
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A little harsh...
There is a difference between a message board and an online blog where interviews with public personas are published.

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Matt was really shocked I think to a point of how much Raptor fans care and have an interest in the team and him.
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A challenge for him it will be as Chuck Swirsky was a huge hit with majority of fans of Toronto Raptors.
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Another thing Jack said when he visited to talk about Matt was that he was not Chuck and Chuck was not Matt.
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Jemaine O’Neal and all the additions and subtractions from the roster.
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One of the things that Raptor Fans always seem to have an interest in that may not matter but is always an issue, that is what do people in the United States think about our Toronto Raptors.
Need I go on? Look, I've offered an advice, that's all. The guy obviously aspires to be a writer, so I've made a suggestion based on the current state of affairs.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Blogs are not perfect. People who write in mainstream media have editors and all of that. I am not hear to dispute that my wiriting is WAR and PEACE. It is not and truthfully never will be. That being said I think I get unreal content and that is a skill as well.

We all have are strong and weak points.

Yours seems to be picking things apart and you have done an excellent job.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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for what it's worth dino, i think you do a good job. it's a blog, not a published mauscript. no need to single out specifc sentences here just to criticize.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like your stuff Dino.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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dino, keep up the good work...
at least you're going out there and getting some great info for us.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I like Dino....
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The work is fine...


but Mike's post was funny.....


Especially the Yoda part.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OK, so I am in a minority, big deal.

Look, the guy is obviously a self-promoter and as such, I thought it'd be prudent for him to improve on the overall quality of the product. But if the audience thinks it's fine the way it is - who to keep stones throwing I am?
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i just feel that if we're going to criticize grammar, spelling and writing quality on the web, a) we're going to have an endless job, and b) why start with dino? i can think of plenty worse...
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Like Benzo for "douchbag"
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think Dino Blogger hit it on the head when he said writing isn't one of his strong points, and content is. There's nothing wrong with promoting your work. Having been in the same college program as him, his passion for sports, especially hoops was unparalleled and I think it's crass and a bit hypocritical (MikeTO, your posts could use some grammatical refurbishing at times) to criticize Dino Blogger in this manner.
As long as it's intelligible and a good read in my mind then there's some nice sizzle to the steak.
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Okay, so we've had enough grammar discussion for one day.
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