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The Hun Ponders the Ramifactions of Pushing the "Submit to Fool Editorial" Button



July 15, 2009 – Comments (4)

Dear Fools,

The past two times I have written a blog here on TMF's CAPS community, I've noticed a new little check box.  It says, "Submit to Fool Editorial" button. 

I was rather excited to see the button when I posted my two most recent blogs, but I admit that I have no idea what will happen if I push that button.  Will a nuclear missile be launched?  Will I turn into a frog?  Will it catapult me to a successful invasion of Roman-occupied Ravenna?  I'm not sure.  

Ok, so maybe I have an idea what will happen.  My question is, what kind of blogs would the Fool editorial staff consider publishing?  Would be my most recent blog on sprawl, tax policies, and a post-oil age economy qualify? Would my blog on the greatness of the TI-30Xa calculator meet the standars?  How 'bout my blog on the Isle of Capri Casinos *(ISLE) being a poor buy right now?  

Guess I'm just curious as to what sort of content I should be submitting to the Fool.  

The reason I'm excited about this is because I've always wanted to write for the Fool in some capacity.  In fact, I briefly wrote for the Fool for about a month, but they had me writing the most inane, simplistic articles humanly possible, so I eventually resigned.  It seemed silly to write such low-level stuff when I had a proven track record both here (via CAPS blogs and pitches) and at Seeking Alpha of writing on a much higher level.  

Now maybe I have a chance to get the stuff I actually want to write published on the Fool!  Or maybe not.  Guess we'll see.  I haven't seen any literature on this new option, so I'm just curious when I should be "checking the box" so to speak. 



P.S. Wouldn't it have been awesome if I submitted my blog on the "Submit to Fool Editorial" button to the Fool editorial staff?! The Fool Editorial staff would presumably be delighted to read my posts for the rest of eternity after receiving that!

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Imperial1964 (94.05) wrote:

Yes, it would be nice to have some sort of link or tooltip explaining what type of content TMF is looking for and/or how it will be used.

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#2) On July 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM, lemoneater (57.82) wrote:

It felt so official :). Now I feel a little like a published author.

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#3) On July 15, 2009 at 5:56 PM, nottheSEC (78.70) wrote:

I notice occasionally caps sentiment becomes an article. Maybe its just me or maybe it just becoming "official". HEYYY I like the TI-30Xa calculator! Is that some sort of dig? Anywho if somehow my stuff gets published on a very slow day I want my usually fee of a buck a word and double for articles, pronouns and $5 for prepositional phrases.....J

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#4) On July 15, 2009 at 9:16 PM, angusthermopylae (37.73) wrote:


I've been submitting articles for a little while now, and have had several published on the front page.

It hasn't done much for my recs (in fact, I'm running a pretty dry spell lately), but it feels good to get The Word out.

It's not going to make me rich, famous, or even well-loved, but it is a bit of an ego boost to put something down in writing and have it posted up front.  Maybe someone will think about something a little differently.  Maybe it'll catch the eye of several someones who might be able to put those concepts into action.

However it works out, it keeps me generally honest in how I approach things.

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