Article III Groupie recently promised you shorter but more frequent posts. Now, with nothing better to do on her Saturday night (yes, très pathétique), she humbly offers you this little post. At any rate, A3G doesn't have the energy to give you anything more extensive, since she's absolutely exhausted--still in the process of recovering from writing her monumental Guido profile. (If A3G were a guy, and a rather uncouth guy at that, she might make a reference at this point to shooting the proverbial wad.)
Based on her reader correspondence, Article III Groupie believes that a fair number of UTR's readers are new to the blogosphere. To those of you who are just beginning to explore the wonderful world of weblogs (or "blogs" for short), A3G offers the following advice: Please don't overlook the reader comments and trackbacks appended to each post--and please feel free to add comments of your own. You can access the comments for a particular post by clicking on the "Comments" hyperlink that appears at the end of each post, and you can read what other blogs have to say about UTR's posts by clicking on the "Trackbacks" hyperlink.
One of the greatest things about the blog as a medium is that it allows for a give-and-take between the blogger and her readers, as well as for discussion amongst readers themselves. A3G loves the sound of her own voice, but she also loves to hear from her readers, and comments and trackbacks offer her that opportunity. And some of the comments that have been posted to UTR are smart, funny, and positively delicious.
By reading the comments and trackbacks, you can find out what others think about UTR's posts. You can obtain insights from such cool people as Professor Steven Lubet of Northwestern (click here); Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit, the #1 Superhottie of the Federal Judiciary (click here, where he offers to whip out and show you his, uh, "commission"); an individual who refers to herself as "Article IV Slut"; and A3G's playmates and pals in the blogosphere, including (but not limited to) Dylan of The Slithery D, Federalist No. 84 of Crime and Federalism, and Mr. P of Sugar, Mr. Poon?. You can also learn the answers to such exciting questions as:
--Is the middle initial of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named "L." or "S.", and what explains the appearance of both in different places? (Click here and scroll down to find out. To learn why UTR does not refer to this jurist by name, read this post.)
And finally, last but not least:
If this post has been a bit too "meta" for you, Article III Groupie apologizes. To those readers who have posted comments to UTR, or commented on UTR posts through trackbacks, A3G thanks you for your insights. Please keep them coming!
All pimped out but with nowhere to go,
P.S. Article III Groupie realizes that "pitoyable" would have been more appropriate than "pathétique" in the parenthetical in her opening paragraph; she went with "pathétique" in the belief that her English-speaking readers would read it as French for "pathetic," the meaning she was trying to convey.