A penny for your comment?

December 10, 2007

One of the greatest rewards to the countless, COUNTLESS hours I spend composing my posts is the comments. I think most bloggers would agree. There is no honey so sweet as a praise filled comment, nor bile so bitter as a comment that refutes or disagrees with what has been written. But both are as precious as gold (or as precious as something you really like - like the smile of a child or a cat, whatever). However, comments are not easy to come by. They have to be earned. You may get a "Cute Picture", or a "That's so funny!" now and then, but anything more than that is almost too much to hope for. Or so I thought.

"Ms. Fallacy"
invariably has at least 6 comments to any post she writes. And not just "Cute Picture" kind of comments either. But lengthy, opinion filled comments written by people who are silent on all other fronts. How does she do this? It's not really such a mystery; anyone who has read her blog knows very well how she does it. She writes about real things. Things that people have opinions about. She makes people think and gets a rise out of them and they can't help but respond.

I was inspired by this. "I can write about real things!" I says to myself. (I had to snap my fingers to get my attention cuz I was thinking about something else). So I went about looking for something real to write about. Lets see.... Babies. Can they really be good or bad? People love to say, "He is such a good baby!" but can a baby be bad? I knew a guy who said his daughter was born bad, but her mother loved the bad right out of her. I'm pretty sure he meant it. So, yeah, that is a question to think about......

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15 comments

  1. I feel your pain, I really do.
    And I've always thought, "is he a good baby?" a silly question.
    They are really asking if the baby is "easy" not good or bad.... I hope.

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  2. Babies are not good or bad. They are stupid. They don't know how to do anything!! Gosh! Stupid babies.

    You know what, babies don't care. they can't care, because they aren't even sentient yet. They don't even know that they are babies until they are to old to be babies anymore, and then they know better, so they are in trouble!!!

    I didn't make the rules.

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  3. They just... poop. A lot. Holy cow! if they would just stop being so dumb.

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  4. Wait! sorry, one more thing. I have NEVER seen a cat smile. I have seen pictures of dogs doing something similar to a smile (although they look like idiots doing it.) But what are you talking about?

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  5. Isn't there a limit to how many times Lance can post? I mean, really! It's not as if he said anything meaningful. He just got to use the word "poop" a lot of times.

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  6. And by the way, that was a thoughtful and meaningful blog, and I was uplifted and my life was changed by reading it.

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  7. Well, maybe that's laying it on a little thick. But it was fun to read, even if you took a long time to get to the "meat" of the discussion. Or was it the "tofu"?

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  8. I really appreciate all the thoughtful and thought provoking comments that have been posted thus far. I'm glad to get some different angles on this volatile subject. And Lance, just because you have never seen a cat smile, doesn't mean they don't, and some people devote their entire lives to amusing their cats. It obviously is something you just can't understand.

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  9. Just because you don't get comments doesn't mean people are not reading and enjoying or laughing. There is no really great or witty way to say your blog made me laugh really really hard, without sounding like an idiot.

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  10. I'm leaving a comment...now where's my penny?

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  11. I only used the word "poop" once. Well, that makes twice. And I know that people spend a lot of time amusing their cats, that's why they are called "really dumb people" (a.k.a. "cat people")

    I still maintain that cats don't smile.

    Cats could run the deathstar though. Those Cats will getcha every time.

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  12. I try to leave at least one comment per blog visit as a courtesy but I always have to comment on yours. Although I must admit by the time I'm done I'm usually laughing so hard my side hurts and I can't type in such a state. You see my conundrum. Besides I then have to think of something witty and clever and funny to say to you and as I'm sure you know I'm about a witty as a rock.

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