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Happy Fourth of July. Here are a few things you should know.

Happy Fourth of July. Here are a few things you should know.
Fireworks over Washington, DC.

It’s the Fourth of July in the United States today, the day we celebrate the original Brexit, a joke I apologize for making even while typing it. 

I won’t do that thing brands do by trying to co-opt holidays—you know, something like It’s independence day, so celebrate independent publishing by buying some crap from me! (Confession: I might do that if I had crap to sell.)

But since it’ll be a slower day on the Internet thanks to the holiday, I thought I’d use this occasion for a few reminders:

  1. You can subscribe to Reality in Focus, my weekly-ish free newsletter, to receive a special note and highlights of great reality television to watch. It’s free; subscribe now, and I’ll send you last Friday’s newsletter, because you deserve it.
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  3. Facebook has tweaked the news feed yet again to make you see fewer stories from publications like this one. How wonderful. If you want to make sure you always see reality blurred stories on Facebook, there’s an easy fix: just go to reality blurred’s page and do this thing.
  4. I want to hear what you think. Have a strong feeling about something reality television related? Want to disagree vosciforously with me, or discuss a show that reality blurred hasn’t covered? Pitch me an op-ed for The Confessional.

I think those are all the reminders for today. Enjoy your July 4, whether it’s a holiday or not, and thanks for reading reality blurred.

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  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


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