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Say what?! Your blog doesn’t fit any of these descriptions?! Shucks. Well, better start working on it.
Inspiration by CSS-Tricks.
About the Author: Tony Hue is a broke college student mired hopelessly in mountains of debt. Send him a check by visiting his blog LonePlacebo, where he writes about social media, technology, and his hilariously sad life. He’s also on Twitter @loneplacebo.