And today is a momentous occasion for today I make my ...
Well, how about a bit of reflection as I, Dave-El, sit down for an exclusive interview with the creative mastermind of this blog, myself, Dave-El.
Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Dave-El.
No problem, Dave-El. Always love to take to time to have an intelligent chat.
I'm glad to hear that.
Granted, I'm not sure this qualifies.
Er, excuse me?
You know, "intelligent chat"..."not sure this qualifies"?
Well, supposed to be.
So, moving on. Dave-El, why are you doing this blog?
I wanted an outlet where I could use my creativity and imagination, perhaps be entertaining in the process.
I...see. And how has that worked out?
Well, I think the previous 99 posts answer that question.
So, not good, huh?
Aha! Good one.
Good one what?
You know, the joke you just made.
I made a joke?
Yeah, I said I hoped the blog was entertaining and you asked how that was working out and I said the previous...99 would...answer...uh, why don't we just move on?
Of course. Dave-El, your posts tend towards a humorous vein. Why is that?
I like writing funny stuff. I want to make other people laugh. Hell, I want to make me laugh!
And you find the things you post here on the blog to be amusing?
Why, yes, I guess so.
Hey! What's that supposed to,,,,?
You have posted some more serious pieces on your blog.
Er, yes, I have. I do have serious thoughts and opinions that I sometimes need to write down and get off my chest.
Do you find writing more serious work a challenge?
Not really. I have to say it's probably easier to come with something serious to say. There's always some tragedy or disaster or somebody doing some damned fool thing.
But most of your work on this blog tends to be, quote, humorous.
Why humor over a more serious approach?
Because there are enough blowhards on the internet talking nonsense through their asses. And besides, I like to create something that helps alleviate the constant bad news and brightens my day, maybe brings a smile to others.
So one could expect you will keep trying to do that?
I suppose I...Wait! What? "Trying"?
The title of your blog, I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You, is an interesting choice. What led you to select that as your blog's title?
I just like that expression. I seem to make people laugh when I describe some minor life annoyance that has caused me major grief. So I respond, "I'm so glad my suffering amuses you."
But you've described very little of "your suffering" for readers to be amused by or not. Why not?
It just hasn't come 'round yet. Actually, this is not my first blog under the title I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You.
Really? What happened?
I started it last year, late spring. My head was in a really bad place then. Suffice to say, it was way too heavy on the "my suffering" and very little "amuses you".
Is that blog still out there?
Oh hell no! I deleted those whiny rants. The only thing that survived from that blog was the piece I did called Why I Like Black Canary which I posted to this blog with a few edits and more graphics. Otherwise, I resolved to move on. I would still call the blog I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You but the formula would be different with less "my suffering" and more "amuses you".
Well, it is certainly clear you've done away with the suffering part at least.
Thank you. I wanted to..Wait! What did you just-?
So do you feel that you're reaching an audience with this blog?
You keep doing that!
Making snide comments about me and this blog.
Dave-El, you're me. You know I have an acerbic demeanor.
Maybe so but knock it off, OK, Dave-El?
Yeah, sure. I didn't mean any offense.
Maybe so but just watch it.
Sure, sure. Now about your audience. Is I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You reaching out to people?
Absolutely! The number of people reading this blog increased by 100%.
What a fascinating number! But I have to call bullshit on that.
What the hell? That number is true!
Oh, yes, 100% is true but you forget, I am you so I know what you how. How many people were reading the blog early on?
Er, let me, add those numbers to this data, carry the 2. And that comes out to, well, one. One reader.
And how many do you have now?
Well, there are two. Two readers. Possibly two-ish.
I have to hand it to you: that is a 100% increase in readership. Tell me, Dave. Who are these loyal readers of your blog?
Well, one is a lovely woman named Karen Miller who follows me on Twitter (where she can be found at https://twitter.com/maya_dancer). When I post on Twitter that I have a new blog update, she will respond to the Tweet (sometimes). Sometimes she just favorites and other times she has made a comment that tells me she actually read my post. So, yay, Karen!
And the other reader?
Well, uh, that would be, er, me.
You're your own reader?
Uh, yeah. I, um, go to libraries and look up this blog on their computers.
That's kind of sad AND pathetic!
Yeah, I suppose it is.
And yet somehow quite amusing.
Well, I'm so glad my suffering amuses you.
So what's next for Dave-El and his amazing blog, I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You.
I'm already looking to the 200th blog post where we can celebrate another net gain of 100% in new blog readers.
200? Wow, so the actual number of readers would be...?
Four, Dave-El. The answer is four.
Once more, thanks for talking to me, Dave-el.
No prob! The pleasure was all mine.
I'm sure it was.
You're doing it again!
Ha! Ha! Oh, those two. What am I going to do with them?
Seriously, what am I going to do with them? Their getting on my nerves!
What else can I do for a 100th post celebration? Let's look at the 100th thing of other things!
(C'mon, kids! It'll be fun!)
*The 100th United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 1989, during the last two years of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Legislation from this Congress should be ready to come out of committee, oh, any day now, I reckon.
*The 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory aired on January 29, 2012.
There was some damn thing or another with Penny and Leonard but the main thing is that for the 100th time, Leonard and the guys failed to kill Sheldon. (Really, guys! Sheldon is going to open a black hole right there in the apartment and the world dies screaming! That's NOT worth the hilarious hi-jinks derived from Sheldon's pathological lack of social skills!)
*We have no way of know exactly how many haircuts were given to the members of Haircut One Hundred but I bet it was more than 100.
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