Monday Missions: Letters To An Editor

The first thing the above title made me think was, “Why do they always say ‘The’ Editor? There’s multiple Editors. In fact, if we’re going to get pedantic (AND I AM), only THE Editor should really get that capitalisation. If there were only one. Which there is not. All editors are equal, as editors all ascribe to the teachings of Communo, the creator of Communism and lord of our shared ethereal plane.

This got strange. But okay,  if that’s going to be today’s theme then who am I to argue? STRANGE IS AS STRANGE DOES!

"The name is Strange...STEPHEN Strange....DOCTOR Stephen Str- look, just call me Steve."

“The name is Strange…STEPHEN Strange….DOCTOR Stephen Str- look, just call me Steve.”

So today’s themes are “Strange” and “Letters”…Which I can only take to mean “Strange Letters”

Like this.

Like this.

Or….like this:

“Superb, what a weblog it is! This web site gives valuable information to us, keep it up.”
Vickie Barrientos

So today I thought I’d take a moment to reply to some of the many comments i have been receiving. For various reasons, these comments will not be published elsewhere, but I feel they deserve their own fifteen minutes of fame. Starting with Vickie’s praise above, I’ve hand-picked a number of entries I personally felt had something special to say, to me on a personal level. Personally.

Am I stressing the person-involvement enough? On we go!

“I all the time emailed this website post page to all my contacts, because if like to read it afterward my friends will too.”
Laurinda The Rio

Thanks Laurinda! That’s exactly the kind of reaction I’m hoping to get out of you, and vicariously through you, out of your contacts. Tell your friends that after they’ve read it, they should do the same! Keep rioting, Laurinda The!

“It was hard for me to find your blog in google. I found it on 11 spot, you have to build a lot of quality backlinks , it will help you to get more visitors. I know how to help you, just search in google – k2 seo tips”
Beatris Hoang

Google is indeed a wild and unpredictable place. I congratulate you for sticking it out and trekking to that scary second page of results, Beatris! Did you make any other interesting discoveries there? Like the blog of that other, twisted and evil Nick Durbridge? He’s not me. No, really. So whilst I’m doing my Google searches for the tips of K2 (a pretty damn tall mountain, I’m led to believe), can you refer me to any craftsmen who can build for me some high quality backlinks?

"I know SEO"

“I know SEO”

“Elles sont noires et avec plein de clous à l’arrière: un vrai coup de coeur.”
hogan stivaletto uomo

I’m terribly sorry, hogan – I Don’t Speak French

“Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I als am a blogger, and I was curious abbout your situation; maby of uus have developed ome nice methods aand we are looking to exchange strategies with others, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.”
Arnold Cashin

FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION IT,  ARNOLD. THE THOUGHT HAD LITERALLY JUST CROSSED MY MIND THAT THERE MAY BE SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENM- MY SITE. Have no fear, I’ll be ready to shoot you, should such a discussion on strategies be required…

“{
{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any
interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me.
{In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if
all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful than ever
before.|”
Marcella Bracken

I, uh….Marcella, I don’t know how to break this to you, but your robotics are showing. Or did you eat a thesaurus and are now finding it repeating on you? You should probably see a good doctor. Or a good doctor who knows a good mechanic.

The above has illustrated two things, I believe.One) I get some very strange letters. However, whilst I call them letters, I think most people would call them “Spam Comments”. Most people would be right, but my naming convention makes it feel a bit more personal, and like someone in the world wide web actually likes my writing and wants to let me know. That makes me feel warm, and fuzzy, and…cyber threatened. It also illustrates (“Two)”),  that I was a little stuck for material today. So, with that cold data-like chill running down my spine, I’d like to finish on a bit of wisdom and lightness that I think we can all take a lesson from:

“You can certainly see your enthusiasm within the article you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.”
Mila Gross Hay (in response to my article “Happy Fire Day“)

Always follow your heart. Thank you Mila, thank you very much. You’re all right.

For a ROBOT.

Today’s Music: “I Want Your Face”, by Andrew W.K.

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~ by nick on July 28, 2014.

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