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Columbuser.com covers news, politics, and life in Columbus, Ohio, and has done so since April 1, 2007. (Yes, we’re talking about a real Columbus tradition.)

Columbuser.com is run and written by Brian O’Connell, who has not been requested to do so, and is not qualified for such an endeavor in any case. Mr. O’Connell has little to no experience as a journalist or in reporting facts and/or news to the general public, unless you count his other blog, which you shouldn’t. Read at your own risk.

Mr. O’Connell is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has also resided in Atlanta, GA; Myrtle Beach, SC; and some hick town in southern New Jersey. He has lived in Columbus since 1999, which will seem longer ago if you refer to it as the previous millennium or century, and it is therefore suggested that you do so.

Email Mr. O’Connell via the address brian at this site’s domain.

If you wish to write for Columbuser.com, drop Mr. O’Connell a line. Perfect candidates are those who reside in Columbus, enjoy writing, are somewhat good at it, and want to write about local news and events. Crappy candidates are those who cannot write in the English language and wouldn’t if they could, or those who have no intention of writing about Columbus, Ohio.

This site currently does not earn a profit, but if it ever did, said profit would be shared with contributors under some vague profit-sharing scheme which, because of its very vagueness, is likely to become the subject of litigation. And yet your voluntarism would still be appreciated, despite your possible future status as a complainant in a civil lawsuit.

Comments about this site may be left here. Comments on a particular post should be left on that post.

9 comments on “About”

  1. Posted by Dave | Apr 5, 2007 9:19 pm

    This looks pretty cool. I look forward to future visits! (thanks for the link)

  2. Posted by Brian | Apr 5, 2007 10:38 pm

    Thanks, Dave. I like your blog too. It’s a not-boring mostly personal site, which isn’t easy to pull off.

  3. Posted by Walker Evans | May 18, 2007 3:00 pm

    I’ve been reading/commenting on your site for awhile and just wanted to pop in and say that I enjoy it. I would like to see more things posted in the “fun” category than in the “politics” category though. Because politics are never fun, eh? ;)

    Anyway, keep up the great work!

  4. Posted by Dave Hickman | Jun 6, 2007 1:44 pm

    This is the first day I realized this blog exists. Columbus has been lacking regarding a purely local site. Thank you for undertaking this project.

    I’m somewhat intrigued by the Blogroll sites you’ve chosen to include. Although I won’t mention it by name, I am glad to see that you excluded a certain controversial left-leaning Central Ohio-based blog from your list.

    Alhough I lean left, I’m glad to see alot of reasonable right leaning blogs included as well.

    I believe it is best to keep blogs open to both sides of the aisle. Hopefully this blog will not participate in the mindless muck attacks that fly around among the overly partisan blogs in the Ohio blogosphere.

    So far, of what little I’ve been able to see, it seems like you’re on a good track and I look forward to checking-out what you write on a regular basis.

    Please don’t let this turn into another blog muck fest for the sole purpose of driving-up your traffic. There is enough of that out there and I’ve just about had enough of all of that poppycock.

    I hope others turn away from that sort of blogging so we can move forward to actually start resolving the issues we face.

  5. Posted by Jerid | Jun 8, 2007 1:40 am

    I think Dave meant to say that he would really appreciate it if you add plunderbund ( http://www.plunderbund.com ) to your blogroll. From what I hear, he’s a big fan of those guys.

    Best.

  6. Posted by Walker Evans | Oct 31, 2007 2:10 pm

    What happened? Did you go on hiatus?

  7. Posted by webber2729 | May 11, 2009 12:17 pm

    fyi, there is a new Upper Arlington web site that launched recently…thought it could be good to add to the UA section of your blog: http://www.ourua.org

  8. Posted by Courtney | Sep 10, 2009 9:00 am

    As a Columbus blogger, I thought you and your followers might be interested in an exciting contest to win a trip for two to Hocking Hills…

    The unique contest sends participants to the Hocking Hills Tourism Association Facebook page to submit their worst gift story. Participants follow these steps to enter the contest:

    · Post your story of the “Worst Gift Ever” on the contest page.

    · All stories posted on Facebook will be kept on page.

    · People will decide to “Like” the stories they think demonstrate the worst gift ever.

    · Hocking Hills will make a final decision on the winner, based largely on the people’s choice.

    The winner of Hocking Hill’s contest will receive two nights in a luxury cabin at Deer Mountain Retreat, The Grouse Nest Traveling Chef will come to the cabin to prepare a gourmet dinner one night, dinner for two at the Millstone one night, tickets for two on the Hocking Hills Canopy Tour Zipline Adventure, tickets for two on the Hocking Hills Nature Trails ATV Adventure, in-cabin couples massage, and a welcome basket in the cabin with goodies and souvenirs.

    To learn more about the Hocking Hills Tourism Association, or to submit your worst gift ever, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hocking-Hills-Tourism-Association/127672051106.

    We would greatly appreciate it if you could post about this exciting Hocking Hills contest on your blog. Be sure to enter the contest yourself, too!

    Thanks for your time,

    Courtney Cooper

    www.hocking1800.com

  9. Posted by Courtney | Sep 14, 2009 7:08 pm

    As an influential Columbus blogger, I wanted to let you know about an exciting, Emmy-award winning wildlife biologist coming to Columbus to speak at Ohio Dominican University in October.
    Jeff Corwin, host of “The Jeff Corwin Experience” on Animal Planet, will be the featured speaker at ODU’s Presidential Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at the Aladdin Shrine Center – 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Jeff will be bringing with him, a host of reptiles and snakes, and will be interacting with members of the audience.

    If you’d like more information, please don’t hestitate to contact me. Ticket information can be found on the ODU site. We would love for you to post about this event, and Jeff Corwin’s visit to Columbus, on your blog.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


    Courtney Cooper
    Ohio Dominican University

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