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Comments seem to be working again!!!

Before I get too cocky (about it being back in working order because of something I've done all by myself for a change, and not because of her or her or her web-wizardry), maybe I shouldn't speak prematurely. I mean, it could've been working due to the fact that I was commenting to my own site, no?

I did, however, delete some funny-looking things from my MT blacklist, and by saying 'funny-looking' you can imagine for yourselves HOW funny-looking it must've been amongst all the blacklisted items for things to enhance body parts which I don't possess and just all the nastiest things one couldn't possibly imagine on one's own, no matter how gutter-minded one thinks one is.

Maybe my unusually militant (these days, at least) spam police just took a brief doughnut break at the very moment that I decided to leave a comment, therefore allowing me to slip through.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

P.S. Thank you and you and you and you AND you AAAAAANNNND lastly, but not leastly, you very much for assuring me that you've been trying to comment and to tell me that I shouldn't have to rely on receiving comments to know that you still read. I know I've said this before, but part of getting your feedback is what thrills me the most about blogging!

I know one is supposed to blog for one's own pleasure/well-being/therapy/whatever (and I applaud those bloggers who do, honestly I do!), but I'd be lying shamelessly if I claimed that I don't write with all of you in mind. I know that goes against the grain of every single "how-to" writing book I have in my possession (and believe me, I have quite a collection!), but maybe it's because I was trained to write (and clearly my mind wandered a lot in class, because I still have a LOT to learn about writing) for a newspaper/magazine/television/radio audience all those eons ago when I was in journalism school.

Thank you all for sticking with me, through thick and not-thin-yet-but-dreaming-about-it-every-day; through broken comments and working comments; through my blogging dryspells and my blogging... well, I guess I've never really had a blogging downpour (or outpour, for that matter); through my gross over-use of parentheses and asterisks; through all my to-be-continued's, and then never continuing. (I promise, Kim, I'll get there yet!)

I ADORE you guys, even though I've never received a single hate-mail out of any one of you! (And in the rare, miraculous event that I have a new sucker reader: only popular bloggers seem to ever receive hate mail (you gotta admit, someone has to REALLY care to take all the time and energy to send you any kind of comment, but ESPECIALLY a hateful one!), and I've never received a SINGLE hate-mail, which is why I'm so obsessed about it. Oh, well...)

P.P.S. And on a different note. This totally deserves its own post, but since the back-corridors here at Redsaid's are already way too cluttered with half-written entries and my good intentions of getting them done and published, I'll just do it right now: Everyone, PLEASE go over to Annika's and say congrats? Just like so many other bloggers right now, the girl has a little something growing in her stomach! Man, and I have trouble merely keeping up this BLOG! Anyway, I would've left a comment myself on her site to offer my congrats, but unfortunately, she has turned off anonymous comments, so I can't creep her out by pretending to be a stalker anymore, and well, that just takes all the fun out of it, now doesn't it? Oh, and on a different note, Linda has already had her bundle of joy and future blogger! So congrats are due there as well.

15 Comments

kim said:

i'm so glad it's working again. i mean, this is my 100th *gasp* comment and it would have sucked to not have the chance to get here :)

and i'm also writing with "my readers" in mind but i'm probably the one reading back in my archives the most and i still do it for me as well. but i'm really not a good writer so all you get on my site is what's going on in my life and a lot of whining... mainly about the long-distance-relationship.

i have to say though that i'm always superhappy to have someone "get out of his closet" and tell me [via comment or mail] that for some reason she/he likes reading about my life and [even better] is getting strength and hope out of how C and i handle the distance and all. and i would lie if i would say i don't like checking in the morning what people commented and hope to see a few opinions... :)

wow - that was some 100th comment :D

TimT said:

Hate mail for Red:

HOORAH! BAAAH!

This is an exceedingly BRILLIANT non-brilliant, and wonderfully not-very-well written blog, which is why I read it OBSESSIVELY EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY do not read it at all, not even now, no, really, I'm just resting my eyes!

Add to that the fact that you are the PERFECT host are a very silly little girl who knows ABSOLUTELY how to make me laugh every time I read this site, and you seem sillier every time I don't read this website but just rest my eyes on it.

I'm going! But I'll be back And I'm never coming back (except when I do).

And I mean that in the NICEST evillest, nastiest, and meanest possible way.

Tim"Meany-boy"T

PS The overuse of parentheses is GREAT very silly, too.

*Blows a big rasperry and runs away.*

TimT said:

Hmmm, the html in that post seems to have short circuited. Half of the text of that post was supposed to have been crossed out ... now it makes no sense at all, and seems rather rude, to boot.

pylorns said:

hmm no hatemail? Have to remedy that.

PinkPen said:

New commenter... (and thanks for the mini shout out)

Have you tried statcounter.com?? it's an invisible hit counter that lets you see all your lover-ly visitors and where they come from. Highly addictive, I must warn, but still lets you know you have an audience.

Lisa said:

I may not comment overly much, but I read you every day, waiting breathlessly for your next update!

We must go out sometime to have some tea and do some bookshopping!

Alley_uk said:

It's about bloody time you thankless biaaaatch!!

How on earth are we expected to sign your praises when you can't even manage your spam police. I mean plueeeeeeese it borders on the ridiculous :-)

You good for nothing thankless ho! You really need to get with the program!

Alley

p.s. I did my best but I'm not really cut out for the HATE thing :-)

deeleea said:

OMG ... me and Em should run for cover, you might turn out to be a Web Princess too!!!! Well Done!!!

Looks like fixing that has fixed the opinionated counter too because I have been sitting on (ahem) 69 for a looong time and it isn't as though I haven't been speaking my mind!!!

This one will bring my total to 71!!!

kerri said:

I want to play the Fake Hate-Mail game, too.

You stink. Like poo.

(I'm just kidding! Don't cry. I heart you. ;) )

Ok, I suck at this. Glad WE are back!

Annika said:

I can't send you hate mail because I adore you, but I promise to tell the baby that you are horrible, so maybe in eight years or so you'll get hate mail from her (or him).

Mark said:

Red - Thought I'd say hi instead of just lurk.

Um - So, HI!

martha said:

Yay glad your comments are working again. And glad I'll be home and staying home for a little while so I can catch up on what you've been up to. I've been traveling too much. Hope all is well.

ensurt said:

now, what did ever happen to the nanny-saga??? just wondering...

Red Dahling,
I can't imagine anyone hating you or sending you hate mail. Except those of us who want you to finish Nannygate. But then again some of us haven't posted to our own blogs recently either.
Great to have you back. I'll call you soon,so we can get togther.

Annika said:

Darling, I fixed it so you can leave comments for me to your heart's desire. At least until the spammers figure out how to get past the measures I've left in place.

Also, who cares about the nanny saga? I already know the whole story. I want you to finish your damn travelogue.

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  • Annika : Darling, I fixed it so you can leave comments for me to your heart's desire. At least until the spam... [go]
  • bookstorediva : Red Dahling, I can't imagine anyone hating you or sending you hate mail. Except those of us who want... [go]
  • ensurt : now, what did ever happen to the nanny-saga??? just wondering...... [go]
  • martha : Yay glad your comments are working again. And glad I'll be home and staying home for a little while ... [go]
  • Mark : Red - Thought I'd say hi instead of just lurk. Um - So, HI!... [go]
  • Annika : I can't send you hate mail because I adore you, but I promise to tell the baby that you are horrible... [go]
  • kerri : I want to play the Fake Hate-Mail game, too. You stink. Like poo. (I'm just kidding! Don't cry. ... [go]
  • deeleea : OMG ... me and Em should run for cover, you might turn out to be a Web Princess too!!!! Well Done!!... [go]
  • Alley_uk : It's about bloody time you thankless biaaaatch!! How on earth are we expected to sign your praises ... [go]
  • Lisa : I may not comment overly much, but I read you every day, waiting breathlessly for your next update! ... [go]
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