So Kevin Drum, Mother Jones uber-blogger, is soon to make his television debut. And he is seeking advice before his appearance. So…have any tips/warnings/general wisdom for him upon this auspicious occasion?

I’ll start things off with a point of etiquette: feel free to use a clip of your appearance as a multi-purpose online profile picture…but never, ever refer to yourself in said profile as a “TV talker.” Even ironically. Just, no.

Anyway—have fun, and see you on the teevee!

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.