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Hi. I’m Landon. I work at Fancred as the Head of Strategy & Content.

Hello… reader. That’s what I’ll call you until you tell me your real name. I’m guessing that your name is Bob… or, if you’re a girl, then I’m guessing Bobina. Both are wonderful family names that should be passed down through future generations.

My name is Landon Howell, and this is my blog. That’s me up above looking quite pretentious with my duckbill cap and Pacific Northwest coffee. It was taken at my favorite pancake place in the whole world.

I began the blog in 2005 as a means to 1) keep in touch during life transitions and a European backpacking trip, and 2) a place hone my writing skills. Before you go prejudging me or falling madly in love with my poor writing skills, there are some things you need to know:

Why is the blog design so boring?
It’s not boring. It’s simple. I believe that content is king.

Is this a serious blog?
While on occasion I choose address many serious and timely issues such as politics or Christianity, most articles are tounge-in-cheek. Each time you take one of my humorous writings too seriously, you lose a finger. Once all your fingers are gone you are no longer allowed to comment on articles. Not because I wouldn’t allow you too… you just wouldn’t be physically able to comment… your fingers would be gone.

But what about the readers?
Your participation is encouraged and essentially required in order to keep people coming back. Most folks couldn’t care less about my writing; they simply read for the comments of others. Whether it’s snappy remarks that poke fun at my self-gloating, or simply emailing me an article of interest, I depend on you “reader Bob” to make this blog better everyday.

Major topics of the blog.
I grew up in Alabama and spent my college days in Mississippi. Therefore, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that I write about the South a good bit. I’m convinced that the combination of food, friends, family, and faith found in the South makes it one of the most intriguing and inviting places on God’s green earth. In addition, I lived in Seattle for 4 years, 3 months, 11 days. My obsession with Southern Miss football, Mariners baseball, and Sounders FC soccer, Chick-fil-A, and hipster-inspired photographs is something you will get used to.

Anything else?

I hope you enjoy the blog. Feel free to express the love and hate you may feel for me by emailing me anytime. I will respond if your message is inspiring, or if you’re a tall brunette who loves to play tennis (check).

~ Landon