Ernie Smith

Hey! Ernie Smith, editor of @ShortFormBlog, Tumblr's spiffiest news blog. A @McMURRYTMG guy. RTs = Ain't no thang. On RebelMouse: http://sfbne.ws/OujiqE


Sure, write stuff for free. But write for yourself.


It was a design so cool, it belonged on a T-shirt.

At an old paper I worked at, I created a cover which was so…


PC LOAD LETTER: Why office-supply stores are the seventh circle of hell


Office supply stores are places that nobody feels nostalgic about. Everyone should hate them…


I Wrote a Story Called “Project Management and the Dangers of Too Many Cooks”

Because I’m clearly ahead of the pop-culture curve, I wrote a piece about project…

Publications edited by Ernie Smith

You have a lot of stuff going on, and sometimes it’s a challenge to keep everything together. Here are some ideas on how to work harder, faster and stronger.

A twice-a-week newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Think we’ll find it?


Why “Set it and Forget It” Doesn’t Work on Social Media

New to the social media horizon are apps that automatically schedule and find content—slicing, dicing, and…


I spent six months going to an evangelical church …

… and I totally did it for the wrong reasons. But it was a necessary step for me to figure out that I was actually…


My foot in the door: Fortunately, it was paid.

When I got into the world of journalism, my first “real” job was paid. Not an internship. And I didn’t work for my…


The Future of Local News — Why We Shouldn't Settle For Ad-Covered Wire Copy


Yesterday, I ran into a story that stopped me dead in my tracks.


Minimum Viable Awesome: Simplify Your Web Writing Workflow


You’re awesome. I can’t see you through this screen, reading this document, but my analytics tell me that you’re more awesome


Sure, write stuff for free. But write for yourself.


It was a design so cool, it belonged on a T-shirt.

At an old paper I worked at, I created a cover which was so…