2.10.2005

Nuggets of Wisdom

(or "bring back the fun blog")

I talked to wiser, older sis on the phone briefly in the midst of my harried and extremely busy work day (haha). I had just reread some older posts and a wave of nostalgia hit me when I saw how many warm and wonderful moments we've all shared on this blog. The banter, the cheer, the laughing at old defenseless men. Good times. I told her I missed that. When readers were aplenty and the comments ranged all over. Those, my friends, those were the days. And she told me that if I would just stop writing so much about myself, especially about how pitiful I am and returned to the happy-go-lucky contests and elephant trivia days, the readers would come bounding back. I had to agree. I know quite well I've been digging deep into unpopular and pitiful land lately. I would apologize, but what's the point?

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20 Comments:

Blogger Worldgineer said...

Aw, she must be more sensitive than I to these kinds of things. When I l

10/2/05 16:05  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

(damn blogger) ...eave you know you're doing something wrong.

And who one the lawnmower contest?

10/2/05 16:07  
Blogger k_sra said...

Nobody one, World. That's partly why I referenced it to see who would ask me that.

I have faith in you Worldgineer, that you will never leave. You are my lode stone, my early morning blog-reader, my commenter-even-when-there's-nothing-to-comment-on...er.

10/2/05 16:12  
Blogger calum said...

As a writer, the worst thing you can do is pander to your audience. To do so is to insult their intelligence and to squander your talent. Write what you - no-one else, just you, in youe heart of hearts - feel you are best at writing. And keep doing it.

Most importantly, though, never take advice from total strangers, sitting oceans away, who might, like everybody else on the internet, be a dog, too.

(Every one likes a picture of a baby loris, if you're needing a step for a hint).

10/2/05 17:32  
Blogger calum said...

Please ignore the typo in the previous post. I was momentarily distracted by a mandrill playing dominoes with Dick Beattie.

As you were.

10/2/05 17:42  
Blogger dag said...

What kind of sauce comes with these nuggets of wisdom?

10/2/05 18:12  
Blogger El Fid said...

Pander, baby, pander. If you want the love you gotta sing the old stuff, sad but true. It's not free, unfortunately, all celebrities run smack into this harsh reality: it's not who you are, it's what you do for us.

But you can always do your laundry for free over at my house.

10/2/05 20:52  
Blogger Diva said...

But I love your posts. Just the way they are.

10/2/05 22:06  
Blogger k_sra said...

I think it's special sauce, dag, if you know what I mean.

Anyways, thanks for the affirmation, Diva, the advice, calum, and the free laundry, el fid.

How do you all like the new Blogger comment features? Really cool, huh?

11/2/05 09:28  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

It's pretty, and saves a login step, and lets me see other comments, but still won't let me edit my typos/mistakes (like the won earlier).

11/2/05 10:52  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Speaking of the contest, why did nobody win? They weren't that bad.

11/2/05 12:32  
Blogger honest + popular said...

Listen here, sister mine, this world needs a winner and a loser.

Comprenez vous sa? It's Biblical or something.

11/2/05 14:39  
Blogger Lukas Abrhm said...

can i be the loser h+p? losing is the bestestes.

12/2/05 09:43  
Blogger k_sra said...

The reason, beloved readers, there was no winner for that contest is owing mainly to the fact that I lost interest in it almost as soon as I posted it. I'm fickle and no one can stop me.

I know it's Biblical, HP, because the bible tells me so, but I still ain't announcing a winner. Or a loser, Lukas. You're all winners to me.

12/2/05 10:19  
Blogger k_sra said...

I pronounced a wiener, World. Everyone else is a loser. Even the winner's other entries are losers. Loser, loser, loser. (Feel better, Lukas?)

12/2/05 11:55  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Aw, thanks [k]. Now it feels like there's been some closure.

12/2/05 15:22  
Blogger Joel said...

(damn blogger!) Speaking of unfinished contests, I know I did something wrong, and sure enough, Worldgineer leaved. World, the bear will be on its way soon...

(damn blogger!) I love saying that. I switched to Movable Type.

13/2/05 01:59  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

I check my PO box every week, waiting for a monkey pin and a mystery gift. Nearly lost faith in the postal system. Good to know they only lose things 1/2 the time.

(damn MT!) You need to enter your e-mail address? But I'm afraid of Joel spam.

14/2/05 00:22  
Blogger honest + popular said...

(sra said "weiner"!) And, Lukas, if you decide it, your loser days are over. Seriously. I'll brook no opposition...

14/2/05 12:42  
Blogger Lukas Abrhm said...

soon h+p...soon.

18/2/05 21:01  

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