I've been away from this forum for a few years and this suggestion seems to still be as valid as it was when I read this forum daily in 2005.
My question: I've got blog posts about addiction, worded in the venacular that addicts use (takes one to know one), that L.C.S.W. drug counselors told me where spot on both in content and context and they're short.
An active addicts attention span is short.. if you're gonna help em you gotta get to the point!
I wrote these using Allen's Magic Letters as a template, short blurbs that cut to the chaste.
In 2005 I collated these articles/ blog posts into an Ebook that sold daily.
Surprisingly the majority of my ebooks customers were Drug Counselors!
the majority of my feedback and testimonials were from Drug Counselors!
Fair enough.. so...
Should I clean up the foul language before I submit these posts as articles?
Is foul language going to automatically get my submission rejected?
I'm thinking like HBO here.
take out the cursing and lose the target audience.
Eddy Murphy/ Lenny Bruce/ Richard Pryor.. all were told to clean up the foul language
... if they'd done so would we know thier names?
The daily show and Colbert Report... they bleep out the curse words because of the FCC
their target market knows what is being said when the bleep hesitates or you can here a faint "F" before the bleep kicks in.
What do you think?
Should I... submit two versions? Clean and Real?