In what amounts to clear proof the editors of Writer’s Digest are abusing their medical marijuana card, they have — for the third consecutive year — picked the Underground as one of their 101 Best Websites for Writers.

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers

(You’ll find the list in their June, 2012 issue.)

There are some puzzling aspects to this. And maybe a lesson or two.

First, I invest far more time in my fly fishing blog than here, and for that effort I’ve been abused by two magazine editors and received several threatening emails from miners (don’t ask).

On the Writer Underground, people leave polite comments, a publisher inquired if I was interested in writing a book, and editors give me awards.

There is, I think, a lesson here. Let me know if you figure it out first.

Keep writing, Tom Chandler.