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A Post About A Post (and the Comments It Generated) generated a positive response. Thanks for egging me on. I don't mind really. I enjoy the challenge of creating something out of that which wasn't intended to go much further than the comment box. Comment analysis may become a trend. I'm going to milk it for all it's worth.
For anyone who is just dropping in on my shenanigans, it all starts with a post at the beginning of January, Where Am I Now Anyway?. I had been away on a trip at Christmas and written my posts ahead of time. This particular post was an experiment or an exercise in absurdity, but dealing with a conundrum of sorts. If you haven't read it yet then I encourage you to do so. If you leave a comment on that post I may comment on that comment on an upcoming post about comments from that post.
A bit wacky you say? Of course! I'm just tossing it out there for some crazy fun. So on with the comments and my comments about those comments:
I like it if I've brought a smile to someones face. Smiles can be contagious and to hear that you smiled made me smile. And if I blew your mind that's all the better. I set out to create a mind trip and you state that I kinda did that. Hey, that's cool enough for me. You also did something here that often I don't see in comments: You brought context to your comment by quoting my words and connecting them to your reaction. This disconnect between the context of the blog post and what appears in comments is a very common thing that I've noticed where comments don't seem to relate to anything and one has to go back to the blog post to see what the comment is referring to. They're only comments, but still....
Now this was fun, LD. You went for the comic comment done in the spirit of my post, basically summarizing what I had said. Your comment tells me that you not only read the post, but you also got it. I think sometimes my sense of humor gets somewhat obscure and people take me more seriously than I am meaning to be. Your paraphrase of my post was fun for me and if anyone else read it they probably smiled too.
You did understand, Yvonne. You got it exactly as you have also restated what I was saying in your own way. It is delightful and reassuring when I know that a person who left a comment is not merely leaving an obligatory mark in my comment space, but is letting me know that they read what I wrote. So many times I feel like people breeze through reading, half hear what people are saying, or selectively understand what they want based on what they want. In those cases communication can be very difficult and even fall apart. But that sounds like a different topic for a different post.
Oh boy! Topics that were elicited by comments. Actually I've done that before. It can be a great way to get fodder for posts. And about that word "fodder". It's kind of a weird word. (Note to blog self: future post about weird words.)
And for any of you who thought that I was just trying to be funny when I said I was considering a series based on comments about comments from a past post, you don't know me very well. I can get pretty weird sometimes. if you guys keep egging me on, it can get a whole lot weirder.
When you think about it, "weird" is kind of a weird word.
Now some A to Z business:
Don't miss the posts this week-end on the A to Z Blog. We're making preps for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge sign-ups coming January 30th which is next Monday from where I'm standing now. Today on the A to Z Blog Alex J Cavanaugh is explaining the Linky list and sign-up process. I'll be explaining some additional details this Saturday and Sunday.
Now that sign-ups are starting you will want to check out the Challenge Blog each day for updates and special announcements. Be sure to become a follower or "Friend of the Alphabet" as we call them. Also we are still accepting guest posts for the A to Z Blog. If you have something that you'd like to share with the rest of us, let us know and we'll schedule you. Or if there is something you'd like us to address, let us know and we'll either write a post about it or answer you directly.
Video Challenge is not the same as the April Challenge!
Video makers or wannabes--we are accepting videos until March 11. The Video Challenge is your chance to promote the April Challenge with a commercial or promo video about the April Challenge. You can do one video or as many as you like. We are not suggesting that you have to do a video a day during April. The Video Challenge is a whole different shebang.
Check the tabs at the top of the A to Z Blog page for Video Challenge rules, sign-ups, and to see videos already submitted. Then, by all means send in those videos!
Be here Monday and sign up for the
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge !