Aww gosh guys, thanks a bunch.
I’ve got a split screen thing going here and I figure that if I read through the comments and address them, I should be able to get a whole post out of it (on the house).
Robin, technically your use of large and infinite is not redundant given that something can be referred to as being infinitely small as well (that’s not redundant that’s just plain weird, if it was infinitely small it wouldn’t exist). Now see, this just proves my point! How can people ignore such riveting, informative writing. Got me beat.
I’m not going to say who I read because in the end it’s totally subjective and the truth is I have no right to criticize anyone for their success, so if I keep it anonymous it should be OK. Having said that, I will say that Dooce, despite once being both humorous and cutting edge, seems to have fallen into this kind of Stepford Mom genre, but still attracts a huge audience in spite of this (or maybe because of it).
To my mind, Jenny you are one of the few in the category of "writes well, has lots of readers". You always make me laugh, and it surprises me that you say you have to leave comments, I don’t think this is the case. But don’t stop leaving them here, it adds class.
Heather, you ask when was the last time I visited your site? That would be yesterday, as I haven’t done any reading yet today. You are a good example of the "writes very well, deserves more readers" category. Although since you’ve been going to all those Christian writer conferences, your readership has significantly increased. I don’t comment because as I’ve said before, there’s a time and a place for humour, and it’s not necessarily in the comments section of a brilliant piece of prose, plus do I seem like the kind of guy that would ever read the books you review!
Swampy, nice try! Quality is more important than quantity is a line I’ve been using for years (except I’m usually talking about my pecker when I say it). And I don’t really believe it then either. Of course I want good quality, witty comments, but I want lots of them! Just because you guys get me, and can express it, doesn’t make me famous, it just makes me fortunate. Oh yeah Swampy,
"And for us who are repeat commentors on the same post…your words cause me to ponder and then come back to add more."…..Not helping, that just means I was too obtuse!
Stephanie, nice try and thanks, but I direct you to the previous paragraph. But don’t let that deter you, comment away!!
Ha! Pamela, do you seriously think that soft porn is any match for an antique oil painting of a poodle? You’re just not paying attention. You should have quit while you were ahead…"Nice post" said it all.
I agonised over whether to include this or not as I wasn’t sure if it was: (a) – a brilliantly subversive piece of work to illustrate a point, (b) – a couple of typos, or (c) – an example of what happens when you don’t proofread. Given that I read Kila all the time, and I know that she does in fact have a good command of both grammar and vocabulary, I’ll vote for (a)…but you decide: "I, too, noticed that the poor crude the language is, the larger the adoring audience. Like flies to poop." Oh, never mind, I just came to the comment where it was explained to me, but while we’re at it, it should read "I too," instead of "I,too,". Picky, picky.
Tiffany, I think my sitemeter is broken (I keep telling myself that to make me feel better).
Hey thanks guys, I did get a whole post out of it. Plus I seem to have fixed my computer problems too. Anyway, I feel love, and its a good feeling. Maybe I’ll keep writing, after all I haven told you about the mining accident yet have I?
Updated** Mea Culpa… I’m sorry Claudia, I left you out. Just proves I really am a thoughtless prick. Thank you for your long and constant support, I always look forward to your comments.
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