FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions
The following are answers to some questions that we anticipate that we may receive from visitors to An Excellent Spirit. If you’re a journalist, you may want to read this list of Frequently Asked Questions for journalists.
How do you write/post so much?
In our desire to be a reliable source of information and facts for our readers, we read up to 50 blog sites a day. In addition, we “follow” many such blogs and news sources on Twitter and constantly update their tweets every hour.
This process enables us to link to many other sources in any single day. Before we link to them, we attempt to verify what they publish, to the best of our ability.
We will attempt to publish/post daily. If, for some reason we become unable to do so, we will inform our readers of the reason. Since there are three of us, at the start, we should be able to avoid anymore than an occasional lapse. God willing.
How much should I rely on what I read on An Excellent Spirit?
No more than it deserves. Our readers will discover that there will be very little independent factual reportage on An Excellent Spirit. In the case that we do report something based on our personal experience, we will make that clear.
Normally, information in posts comes from some other source, and the information contained in any post should not be regarded as any more reliable than the original source (e.g., The New York Times or Wall Street Journal), which will normally be linked. We advise that our readers think of An Excellent Spirit as a resource of information that leads you to other sites, posts and information. That means that just because we link to something or post on it does not make it true. That said, An Excellent Spirit promises to make every effort to verify the accuracy of our posts.
AN Excellent Spirit and the information and opinions posted are a service that is offered without charge to our readers, the people who want to read it. Unlike The New York Times, or WSJ or other news or commentary sources, An Excellent Spirit does not employ a staff of fact-checkers, editors, etc. As with anything else you read on the Internet, you should take what you read here as a starting point for your own research and investigation in the process of arriving at your own informed opinion and not as an ending point.
An Excellent Spirit does not knowingly link to false reports or posts without explicitly disclosing that fact, except in the case of obvious parodies. An Excellent Spirit endeavors to do our best to correct factual errors when made aware of them. A weblog is more like a rough draft than a finished product, so you should treat this accordingly.
Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?
Other than what we have been able to glean from the giants in the field, Instapundit, Pajamas Media, Drudge, Brietbart, Eugene Volokh and dozens of others that have labored so that we can stand on their shoulders, we recommend that you read these. Courtesy of Instapundit.
If I email you, will you publish it?
Maybe. If you don’t want it published, please note “Please Do Not Publish This” in a conspicuous place. Also, please do that with any email you don’t want published. We cannot remember what you said in a previous email. Finally, if you really don’t want it published, don’t send the email. We will try, where appropriate, to refrain from publishing something if it looks like it might get someone into trouble.
Where should I send advertising inquiries, legal notices, books for review, etc.?
Since we do not yet have advertisers, we will give advertising information when we do.
Books for review, etc., should be sent to 2812 Bluffview Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067, USA.
Legal notices to Tom Bruno at the same address.