Zac Szewczyk, writing about me in his Who to Follow 2014 post:

> Now, though, eleven months after that [The B&B Podcast] show ended, Ben has become much too curmudgeonly for my liking. I understand that this personality is part of his shtick, bit it has gone too far. His writing no longer has the polish it used to: instead of thoughtful pieces, his articles, as Harry Marks pointed out in a recent episode of The Menu Bar, read as a stream of conscience with just enough editing to remove the typos. Lately his writing looks less like a labor born of love, and more like an exercise in anger in vulgarity. Enough is enough; I am finished.

I just want to point out one thing: nothing I do here is for ‘shtick’.

Posted by Ben Brooks