Thursday, November 3, 2011

bona fide commenting tip


[you will recall that every post must contain an image]

Scottish Husband doesn't read lifestyle blogs or heavyweight handbag analysis groups as I do; he prefers to participate in online discussions about the global economy and motorcycles. I tend not to pay much attention to anything he says on these subjects, but he looked up lately from composing something pithy and apposite about all-terrain approaches to fiscal government and shared what is surely a Top Commenting Tip:

It's important never to read the blog post on which you are commenting in order that you may maintain a high-level perspective on the matter. 

I know you would never do a thing like that.

34 comments:

  1. Charming flowers, sweet polka dots....sorry, what were you saying?

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  2. And anyway, they DO sell frozen burritos over here now. I've only been able to find gluten-free ones, though, which is a pity.

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  3. so that's when I told him to try the next size down ...

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  4. Melsh?

    So what shall we try tonight? Zumba or chest and triceps?

    xo jane

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  5. A blogger after my own heart. Everyone must surely realise that what one (they) has (have) to say transcends the mere subject matter of the person who put up the post in the first place, so why dilute the message by referring to, say, pancakes or cushion covers? (blah blah blah, etc)

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  6. Hello Mise:
    Funny that Scottish Husband should have this view, we always find that our chewing gum loses its flavour on the blog post overnight.....!!

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  7. No, they didn't have the blue stilton, but I thought I could improvise with an oaky gouda, and choose a hat accordingly.

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  8. How liberating. There was something I wanted to say about replica Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs. Would this be the moment?

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  9. No, but I must confess to not always reading every word of every comment before mine. Sorry. I do worry, every time, that I am missing vital, pertinent, life-changing progressions in the dialogue...

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  10. Present husbands have funny little ways - how many of your future husbands will share that view, I wonder?

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  11. The Thistle and The Shamrock will always be different. The Shamrock has no need to flower. The Thistle bears a flower but can be prickly.
    Helenxxx

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  12. ah, love in a mist.
    in a mist.
    in a mist.

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  13. oh and btw, the day i rip out the scummy old loo in the 60's Splendour and post about it, i'm going to put up images of kittens.

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  14. So anyway, I said to Dave "There IS a difference between Brie and Camembert." He insists it's pure marketing genius in manner of shampoo manufacturers who write on the bottle "rinse and repeat". So cynical.

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  15. I asked Joe for his opinion and he said I should decant the nail varnish remover into a disparate vessel.
    He said the present arrangement was an accident waiting to happen .

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  16. You two clearly think too much.

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  17. I comment while sitting on a ladder for extra-high-level perspective.

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  18. Indeed, Lucille; if not now, when?

    Meredith, I think Brie and Camembert differ solely inasmuch as they have different names; am I right there?

    Jaboopee, you can never be too cautious.

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  19. this discussion misses the point- when is afternoon tea?

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  20. I've just had a fun idea ...... we should read a blog, then read a second one, but comment on the first one on the second one, then comment on the second one on the third one ...... oh well, it seemed a good idea when I started typing it, and I can't be bothered now to delete it!!

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  21. Oh, you are so fabulous. Such a lovely post. I hope you visit my blog. (Is that how it works, when you aren't really reading?)

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  22. A delicious looking recipe .....is it from your native Scotland ?!!!!! Hehe XXXX

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  23. For post-dinner entertainment, I always find a good 'siege of ennis' always brings the guests together. Round the house and mind the dresser!

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  24. Thank you, Eilís; it was about time for someone to mention the Siege of Ennis to maintain some dignity round here.

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  25. I suspect your husband and my husband have swapped comments. Does that make us related somehow?

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  26. This might be one of my favourite pieces ever from PFW. The flowers suit the lighthearted tone of the seriousness of this topic. If only one could figure out just where such a beautiful bunch was sourced, this late in the year.

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  27. Móna, I scattered a parcel of wildflower seeds in an overgrown corner of the garden abut 6 weeks after the recommend planting time and they came up belatedly and valiantly. I too am glad that they lingered on to illustrate the importance. Thank you.

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  28. OMG I've done that! Thanks be to Scottish Husband, my actions have been validated.
    Millie xx

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You're looking particularly well.

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