This morning, I went trolling for data, the basic ingredient to any proper digital article. Digital media loves a good statistic. Any number will do.
Twenty-Five States Pass a Dangerous New Law! 83 Percent of Mammals Eat Baby Insects! More People Are Eating Cookies For Breakfast!
I suppose that I should shudder and cringe at this reduction of facts to an SEO-able headline, but I'm not proud. I am happily contributing to the downfall of civilization.
In my morning of trolling for data, I stumbled across the census bureau's new report on childcare arrangements. Oooh! Children AND statistics! I can do a lot with that. But the report didn't have anything dramatic in there. Reading between the lines, it's clear that parents are cobbling together all sorts of different arrangments. Parents cobble? Can I make that into a headline? Probably not.
Ugh. I need a new part-time job. I called the local community college to set up a teaching gig for July.
After a jog at the gym and a pleasant 30 minutes trimming back the roses, I'm back in good spirits. [My Martha Stewart tip for the day: Cut all your rose bushes by 3/4rds right now.] I'm back to scheming my next article. 65 Percent of Women Think that Kim Kardashian Is Faking Her Pregnancy!