I’m sitting here excited, holding the brown catalog envelope—now open, but contents still unrevealed—nervous with anticipation.
Barely able to exhale, I pull the paper out and begin reading.
Sent to me by a confidential source close to the Ron Fournier column writing operation, the paper fulfills its promise.
On this piece of paper the source has revealed to me the secret of Ron Fournier’s writing success, which I’d been hoping to use in my own blogging.
Now I know how he does it, day after day, consistently, with ever-growing success.
He uses a template.
And, as I’d guessed, it’s an astonishingly simple template.
Here, revealed to the public for the first time, is Ron Fournier’s 3-step posting template:
- What horrible thing did President Obama or another Democrat do to destroy the country today (be thorough and accurate, but leave room for Number 2)?
- What did some Republican somewhere do or say or write that wasn’t helpful (it doesn’t have to be recent or even remotely connected to the topic—but it must take up as much space as Number 1)?
- How can I introduce Number 2 into the article in a way that will minimize or distract from Number 1 (without using the words “equal” or “equivalent”)?
NOTE: This will get easier with practice.