Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

THIRTEEN THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT BLOGGERS ON THE INTERNET

1. Not all bloggers blog about their cats. Not all of them love them and have at least three of them. Gattina has LOTS of cats: real ones, scuptures and figurines.

2. A few bloggers talk about their dogs. Usually not multiple dogs. But Misty of My Dogs Keep Me Sane has a few dogs (border collies) and obviously they keep her from being on medication. :)


3. Not all bloggers are incipient writers. Not all of them are talented. One or two are. Ian is one of the talented writer.


4. Some bloggers try to be funny. Some of them succeed and some fail terribly. Sandee is the funniest blogger on the Internet next to Matt-man. :whisper: You're the funniest Sandee. Sshh!

5. Bloggers love awards. They give them out to all their friends, to bloggers they like, to bloggers with impressive blogs. There are so many awards... If you've never gotten an award let me know. I'll send you one.


6. Bloggers love memes and love to tag other bloggers with them. Memes keep bloggers busy so that they don't have down-time and have to leave their computer to do other things, such as make doctor appointments, take kids to school, take clothes to the cleaners or do the wash. If you haven't been tagged lately, let me know I can tag you right away!

7. Bloggers love to show off where they live. My state, my country, my mountain is better than your state, country, mountain. My town has beautiful rivers and streams; my village has sheep and goats.


8. Bloggers love to post pictures of vacations especially cruises. Here we are out all night dancing and eating at a gorgeous midnight buffet. And there you are bleary-eyed in front of the computer with no foreseeable break from your hum-drum life.


9. Bloggers need to tell you what their mood is for the day...happy, sad, bloggy (bloggy?), bitchy, distracted, predatory, energetic, quixotic (quixotic?) And sometimes the animated emoticons don't work. The one below is supposed to be "sleepy."


10. Blogger spend a heck of a lot of time posting to their blog for no compensation. So they struggle with whether they should BLOG FOR PAY. That is, write advertisements for some company that will or will not pay on time or ever. They take the chance that they will bore their fellow bloggers to tears. Bloggers who blog for pay run the risk that other bloggers will ignore their posts and leave no comments. :(

11. You can learn so much from bloggers. Many of them, like Sandy Carlson of Writing in Faith, write creatively about unusual things, for example, grafitti. Others write about flowers, grandium blosseous, or their children, humanos youngus. If you've never been a mother just spend a couple of weeks reading mommy blogs and you'll be ready to bring up scads of kids and not bat an eye.

12. Some bloggers tell you what they do for a living. Now some bloggers have interesting jobs, like Mo for instance. But most bloggers have dull, uninteresting jobs, that's why they're blogging.


13. Most bloggers LOVE blogging and give their all to it. They have created a world for themselves in the blogsphere. They are sympathetic and loving people who care about what happens to their fellow bloggers. They LIVE FOR comments and recognition. They usually give more than they get.

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theteach

54 comments:

SJ Reidhead said...

You'd better be careful or you will join me as a B#t&h who complains about bloggers. I love it and I love your list.

I do not post my vacation photos, unless they are newsworthy, but do constantly blog about my cats!

Laughing!
SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://www.livescience.com/environment/080123-impact-crater.html

BNS said...

Good one, Mary. And speaking of memes, I'm tagging you right now for the Eight Random Things meme. ;-}

Bobbie

the teach said...

Aaaww, sj, I'm not complaining about bloggers, am I! :)

the teach said...

Thanks Bobbie, for commenting and for tagging me for the Eight Random Things meme...

thrivingat30 said...

This has to be the funniest TT I've ever read. (I do realize that I fall into many of the aforementioned categories ;)

Come on, who doesn't love reading a fantastic post about coupon chief or the best place to learn about web hosting...LOL (I just assume that no one is going to read the "every other" posts. I've sold my soul to Payperpost...but I need the extra cash!

Anyway, also loved the sinking cruise ship, that was priceless. BTW: did you see that Dexter is coming to CBS!! I did a post a while back on it, so let me know what you think!

www.mamapj.com

Desert Songbird said...

I must admit, my job as a full-time mom isn't all that interesting at times. That's why I blog - to have contacts outside of the home. Now, a college literature professor? English major that I was, I can relate to that!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

This is great Teach. I won't tell Matt-Man. I think he's a riot. Very well done and I enjoyed the read. Have a great TT. :)

ellen b. said...

This is a very clever and well written TT! So much fun cuz it's all about us....

Carver said...

I don't participate on Thursday Thirteen but I enjoyed this post. Too funny. Very entertaining take on the blogosphere.

Greatfullivin said...

Boy Mary I get the feeling you REALLY Know some bloggers! LOL. Great list and right on. Have a grand TT!

Nicholas said...

Well, a few of those things are true about me!

Gellianne said...

HI!Wow, you have really known and studies about bloggers!Great post.
I am guilty with some of those.LOL!

Mica said...

Oh, oh!Those who do not pay at all for pay per blog is scary.One of my friends seem experiencing it right now.She is working hard to get all those opps and write about them but no payment!I will not mention the company yet because, "she" is still willing to wait.

By the way, mt TT is not up yet.I just enjoyed reading this entry of yours.

Sandy Carlson said...

Mary,
Thanks for the mention in this post! What a nice surprise. I liked your thought on bloggers who write for no compensation. This speaks to the deep need to write that so many of us feel.

Misty Dawn said...

Hehehe. Thanks for the link and the mention of my fur-kids. Right now, they are asleep in my kitchen and they are snoring ;-)

Morgan Leigh said...

I love your list, happy TT! :)

Ian Thomas Healy said...

Awwww, thanks, Mary! I do my best. Well, not always...just when I'm trying to win a big prize. :P

Ian

Stephanie said...

Good list! Happy tt!

Cricket's Hearth said...

Wow, I will admit I am very new to the blogging thing, but after reading this list I am not sure whether you like bloggers or even if you welcome comments. Hmmmm, I guess I have a lot to learn.

I would love to have you stop by to check out 13 Phrases & their Origins. Also you may want to submit a recipe to win a programable slow cooker (shipping included in continental U.S.) for the contest I am offering for National Soup Month. Happy TT! Blessings, Cricket

Open Grove Claudia said...

Great list Mary! Only a teacher could be so observant. Gosh, I hope I'm one of the good writers. How about I just assume you are talking about me? ;)

Happy TT!

Sanni said...

I love your list. That Crazy 8 tag will be up tomorrow, promised ;)

Did you know the only goat living around here is my s*#pid neighbor? She´s one of a kind =)

Natalie said...

Amen to #13.

Adelle said...

What a great list. Sounds like you have a wonderful network of bloggers. Happy T13!

Journeywoman said...

Cute.

Ornery's Wife said...

I loved the cruise ship photo. That was worth the whole read, if the rest HADN'T been awesome, but it was. Thanks for the laugh. Oh, and I don't blog about cats, either.
TM

Roger said...

Nice list!

Cheerio said...

I do love your lists. They are all so true. I do hope I become like your #13.

LibAnn said...

I love your TT :) Have a great week!

Linda R. Moore said...

* chuckle * what a fun poke at the blogosphere. :)

No tagging!

Zenmomma said...

What a wonderful 13! So funny and with shoutouts to your fellow bloggers. I love it!

Anne said...

Great post.

I often feel quixotic. And being quixotic makes me feel bloggy. :)

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Actually, I'm not big into blog awards (except one I got) and I do not respond to tags. I'm an eeeevil blogger. BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Now, where is the midnight buffet?

Courtney said...

You are right on the mark. Great list.

Joyismygoal said...

Cute post---i can tell you are a riot a mixed mind of thoughts

Lazy Daisy said...

Nicely done and well worth reading. I was amused and laughing in agreement at the same time.

Lazy Daisy said...

Well done Mary. I was amused and educated at the same time.

Lazy Daisy said...

Well done Mary. I was amused and educated at the same time.

~*angelle*~ said...

I talk about my cats quite a bit. Sometimes they're the only interesting thing going on!

my 13

Sanni said...

That Crazy 8 MEME is finally up - as promised. Thanks again for the tag =)

Nancy J. Bond said...

A great tongue-in-cheek look at Bloggers. :)

FRIGGA said...

Great post, and oh sooo true!! Your cartoon also got a laugh outta me! :-) Happy TT

Penelope Anne said...

That is an outstanding list and well written....please no TAGS, awards, I never turn those down, I am a bling gal...not.

Celticlibrarian said...

I've posted a picture of my tea kettle on this blog, but the cat pictures are on a different one. :)

I actually *do* get paid to blog, but that is only because I blog as part of my job.

Happy TT!

Danica/Dream said...

LOL These are funny!

Siani said...

Haha! Love your list. Some of us bloggers are definitely peculiar critters. I thought I'd already visited you and commented - but I was wrong!

In response to what you asked on my blog, re: domains and paid hosting - it would basically offer me greater flexibility. I could have more than just a blog on my webspace - I could run a blog and small website side by side. Also, this PayPerPost thing I've just signed up for - most of the opportunities aren't available to bloggers who use free blogging platforms. So that's another blogging eccentricity for you - blogger hierarchy. I guess I just want more flexibility in what I do online. Anyway, I'll shut up now! Happy TT!

Jamie said...

I just may blog about "Who's Your favorite bloggers?". You will be on it.

DrillerAA said...

This is a great list. And yes, we tend to tell others about our lives. It's like a diary that we don't mind sharing with the world.
Man, that just seems wrong.

forgetfulone said...

Wow! I really agree with all of this. Gattina loves her cats. Sandee is funny. I'll have to read Ian's blog since he's a good writer. I've only received one award, but that's okay with me. I spend WAY too much time blogging, but I love it! Great T13!

Gattina said...

That's the best TT I have read so far and very true ! You spoke out of my heart ! (Thanks for mentioning me, lol but that is not the reason I appreciated your post !) I especially "like" Breastfeeding and Religious blogs, lol !

the teach said...

Siani, thanks for answering my questions...:)

fullbodytransplant said...

That was simply fabulous. This is such a wonderful time to be alive and part of this community. Thanks for tying it up in such a nice package with this. Me likey.

the teach said...

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. I really love being a part of this community as I'm sure all of you do. This is becoming an important part of my life. :)

Mo said...

Sorry I hadn't commented earlier - I read the post and had my arms full of cat and meant to come back, and well thanks for the reminder!
How's that for a run-on sentence?
Anyway = thanks for including me & The Wren's Nest in your fun post!
Cheers,
mo

Travis said...

That was really cool.