And, not minutes later I found myself ready to break rule number eight:
8. Don’t Blog Something That’s Already Been BloggedI should have been posting writing tips, offering up some free short story showcasing my writing style, or sharing some geek girl wit and wisdom, but I couldn't stop myself from watching it, let alone blogging about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. I know everyone and their Dom is watching it right now, but I couldn't resist. It pulled me in with its hypnotic version of Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love".
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of a great idea, only to find that it has already been covered by other bloggers on my own site. Now, I do read the site, but the volume of posts is insane — and my memory is short enough that I don’t remember what people were posting about three years ago. Use the site search. If you don’t, people will yell for reposting stuff. Also, get familiar with the Google site: syntax (example: site:www.mentalfloss.com “chris higgins” will turn up posts including my name from that site).
Bless me blogging gods for I have sinned, here I am blogging about Mr. Grey seeing me on Valentine's 2015 despite myself.