This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Friday, January 27, 2012

More Comments About Comments (A Continuation of a Post About a Post)

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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:         

 YeamieWaffles said...

I actually loved this post so much Lee, sorry to hear you're so cold though, that sounds kind of sucky. Interesting writing as per usual my friend, keep it up. You're definitely one of my inspirations around here on Blogger.

 Slamdunk said...

Clever post Lee--it makes one think. I am pounding keys and watching the morning shadows.

 Suze said...

Lee, you kinda blew my mind -- and with the fringe, esoteric, mind-bending reading I typically do, that doesn't happen often. Also, this 'I feel like I'm wearing snow shoes--and by that I mean shoes that are made out of snow.' made me smile.

 LD Masterson said...

Well, I think I'm here. But this is my here, as well as my now. Which will be a different now for you then. And my here is your there. These is only only thing I'm sure feet are cold.

 welcome to my world of poetry said...

I think I understand what you were saying, I am writing this at 4 06pm on 04/01/2012 so whatever time you read this heavens knows whay may have transpired. Yvonne.
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  1. wonderful post and responses... it's funny the way it looks to my eyes and no coffee yet... i kept clicking on the pictures to the responses.

    woo-hoo a to z is just around the corner... i am going to be ready.

  2. Thanks for including me on your post. Yes I do read each and every blog I comment on. By the way I am flying over to LA in the middle of February what sort of clothes do I need to pack as here it's freezing cold.


  3. You knew Suze would come back with an awesome comment for that post!

  4. That time warp post was one of the coolest things I've ever read.

  5. Ha! Your, "Where Am I Now" post was great! I'd missed it before.

    Life is an ever changing realm of constant growing, learning, and reinterpretation. Therefore, where/who I am now is certainly different than three days/weeks/months/years ago. Maybe even different than three minutes ago. It's an ever-shifting landscape and I think the happiest people are the ones who can go with the flow and remain adaptable to it. That's my perception, anyways, which may differ greatly from other views but that's what keeps things so interesting.

    I'm really looking forward to this years A-Z. Can't wait! :)

  6. Thanks for the inclusion Lee, it's great to know that you appreciate the comments I leave buddy. Conversely it's good to know you keep up to date with my blog, from somebody as good as yourself that means a lot.

    I can't wait until April too myself, I'm really looking forward to seeing you and Jenny's contributions to the Challenge.

  7. Retro -- For some reason I got double images that I couldn't get rid of, but maybe since I copied text from a post about post I got images about the images with it. That makes no sense.

    Yvonne-- It's been in the 80s the last few days but it was really cold before that. I'm not sure what to expect, but be prepared for chilly, but not as cold as where you are probably.

    Alex-- I love it when Suze leaves a comment.

    Matthew -- Are you trying to provoke me into doing a post about the comments in this post too?

    Jenn -- That's the way I see it too. Your comment tempts a future post.

    Matthew -- You have become such a loyal commenter and I treasure that. I see your reassuring comments on many other blogs as well. I thank you on behalf of all of us.


  8. Fun post! An exercise in absurdity is always interesting. Why not ask people to comment about commenting on your blog? Then you can comment on the comments about commenting on your blog. Make sense?

  9. Thanks for the personal attention Lee. I think you earned a nap after all that work. Enjoy your weekend.

  10. I dig weird! :-) I am finding new blogs to follow through the comments you are highlighting. Now I need to go back and read the post you referenced! Have a great weekend, Lee!

  11. I love this idea, Lee. I'm off now to read the original post.

    There are so many ways to generate ideas. I've had several comments that just blew me away and generated a thought pattern that led to an entire series of posts!

    Looking forward to the A-Z Challenge! Thanks for the inspiration! There's bucket-loads of that here :D


  12. A post about comments and what is really being said in the comments. Very fun.

  13. Aloha Arlee,

    Found you via the '80s Tumble For ya BlogFest and love your comments on a comment idea. Great idea(s) and you have a new follower!

  14. Kirsten -- Makes perfect sense to me. Watch for my upcoming post when I comment on your comment about my post about the comments I received on the post about a post and the comments that post received.

    Slamdunk - I attempted a nap but it didn't last long.

    Tracy Jo -- I dig weird too because weird is so weird. Leave a comment on the post so I can make a comment about your comment in an upcoming post. (this is getting ridiculous).

    Jen -- You are right. I've mined the comment section for many a post and not only in my comment section but in the comment sections of other blogs.

    Southpaw -- Thanks for stopping by to enjoy this post.


  15. Mark -- Thank you! I'll have to check out your blog as well.


  16. I quite enjoy the word 'fodder', actually. hehe

  17. Loved your responses to the comments... nicely done:)

  18. This was a fantastic idea. So was the time warp post. Way cool.


  19. I loved that time warp post Lee! It was one of the best things I've ever read on blogger..It was sort of weird, which is awesome...I'm very familiar with weird! lol!...looking forward to A-Z...don't have the equipment to do a video, but I can't wait to see some of them!

  20. Lee, you're doing my head in! In a good way, of course. I never cease to be amazed by the way you find takes on things that everyone else misses.

    I can't believe it's nearly A - Z time again. I love watching the posts fly by, even though my google reader nearly explodes!

  21. Trisha -- I find myself using it, or at least wanting to use it, often because I also like it. But it's still a weird word.

    TF -- Thanks!

    Donna -- Thank you on both accounts.

    Eve -- This is an ultimate compliment--I relish weird.
    I'm hoping more videos come in as well. I know there are video makers who read this blog.

    Amie -- Another great accolade. I am so honored. Yes, I'm anxious to see what this April will be like.


  22. A comment on a comment on a comment on a comment....there's just something about weird that keeps us coming back for more.

  23. I really ENJOY these posts! Its so nice to see someone really appreciating the comments of other bloggers.

  24. I haven't read your other post so am a little out of the loop. But it looks like you are really pushing the writing, mind bending envelope!

  25. I love your A to Z graphic with the fat zebra!

  26. I had to go back and read the posts you linked to--all the references to posts about posts and comments on comments was a bit tricky at first glance. But I love the way you did it! :)

  27. This is such a great way to work some outstanding comments into a post.
    I know we talked about this and I may borrow your idea over at my sure makes for an interesting post.

    I'm looking forward to doing my fair share of commenting in the upcoming A to Z, if only I can finish all my posts!! To the drawing board I go!

    Cheers, Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  28. Carol-- It's like a train wreck.

    Lavie-- I'm a big fan of comments for sure.

    Buck -- Always been a fan of mindbending. I was weaned on "Twilight Zone".

    Kelly -- The animated graphic comes from A to Z Team member Jeremy at Retro-Zombie. He is one creative guy. You should check out his blog if you haven't yet--I think you'd appreciate it.

    Golden -- Thank you. I can see where I could let this get out of control.

    Jenny -- Thanks. It is a fun exercise to try when you have enough decent comments to work with.



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