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The impossibility of being legendary with sans serif fonts.

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UPDATE: There is a petition that you can sign if you'd like to see this logo go the way of the dodo. You can sign it here. Please sign it, or in five years this precedent will lead to our state logo being made of Comic Sans and a further bastardization of the quality of being legendary. I'm not saying what you see below is what will happen, but I'm not saying it won't, either.
Hyperbole aside, go sign the petition.

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I didn't blog about the revamped North Dakota license plates that came out a few years ago, doggy though they were, because it seemed too easy. Many other bloggers did write about them, so there was no shortage of things said. I did devote a short essay to the monstrosities in my first book, however.

I'm gonna write about this one, though.

So someone shared a link with me today announcing that the 15-year North Dakota brand of "Legendary" has been changed to "Be Legendary."

What, did a…

BattlBox fights back against Facebook, but with outdoor knives, not tactical knives.

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A friend of mine gets BattlBox (I think it used to be called Battle Box, but the name change is sort of explained in a minute), a monthly subscription service that sends out various themed boxes for preppers. It's full of cool stuff like survival gear, knives, stuff for guns, books, water purification, fire starting tools -- all your basics.

But Facebook.

That great beast of loathsome censorship and and fastidious promoter of Orwellian language, despiser of all things conservative and Christian, cousin of Twitter--which is like a fire hose of raw sewage and politically correct censorship--ever pursuant of the lowest common denominator and group think, devious collector of personal data.

BattlBox had to make changes because of Facebook, according to an email my friend received.



At the end of the email was a promotion code that could be used to get discounts on purchasing from BattleBox. I'm not going to give it to you because it was sent to their subscribers. Suffice it to say,…

Internet and content marketing cold emails still keep a comin'.

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In 2014 I left a job in the content marketing/internet marketing realm (BSRS). For a year I continued writing marketing blog posts to earn a living, but gradually phased out of that for many reasons.

I still, however, get cold emails because of the posts out there that have my name on them. (Thankfully, hundreds more posts were ghostwritten and I am not associated with them.) If the posts get high traffic for a given search term, marketing blogs email to try to get me, the writer of the post, to insert links back to their blog.

I get two to three of these emails a week. Still. After all this time. I save them all because someday I would like to write a book about internet marketing and illustrate how false the content you read online really is.

But here is a recent one to show you how annoyingly persistent these marketing folks can be.



Clearly I should have just used the suggested response, but I tend to ignore these emails with zero response so that maybe they'll think their cont…