234 Extracted Words – The Tease – June 2017

June 2017

I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is a first for the feature. Someone close to me asked for assistance in creating her own blog. This inspired me to revisit my first post. An excerpt follows.

 

Blogging is like being in prison, although the stakes are much lower. If you make a mistake in prison, you get stabbed or set on fire. Erroneous blogging, if you’re lucky,  will only lead to scoffing  from lonely cubicles, by credit union interns surfing the web instead of inputting data. They won’t even share your idiocy with co-workers, lest they forfeit their stipend.

I suppose the biggest risk in exposing your electric underwear is hacking off another blogger … the biggest, baddest blogger. We’ll call him Mack (there’s a Mack in every prison movie ever made). If you hack Mack off, he has the perfect platform from which to blast you, his own blog. Say he happens to be very fond of Dalmatians (that alone is creepy). Being the dingo lover I am, I post my opinion that Dalmatians are overrated, the blogosphere equivalent of dropping the soap. Next thing I know, Mack and his gang are blasting me on links and feeds from New Jersey to Antarctica. The AKC arranges a tea party on my front lawn, only instead of bringing teabags and Sarah Palin, they tote pitchforks and choke collars.

Around the World Without Leaving My Blog – 2016

My year in blogging – in color.   

The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger fonts represent nations with more numerous visits, smaller fonts represent those with less. Outside of the expected visits from my own U.S.A, totals leaned toward Northern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Many newcomers arrived, including Lithuania, Guyana and Morocco.

As always, my thanks to every visitor, near and far.

 

                                                     Morocco

                                         United Kingdom

     Finland  Romania  Japan  Turkey

                                    Australia   Philippines   Germany   Netherlands    Vietnam        Japan

                                                            Canada

                 United States

                       South Korea  Poland  Nepal  Spain

       Russia   New Zealand

                                           India

                                Sweden   Guyana   Singapore   Lithuania   Ukraine

                   France  Czech Republic  South Africa  Italy

     Slovakia  Thailand  Austria  Ireland

                                                                           Croatia   Kenya

Around the World Without Leaving My Blog – 2015

My year in blogging – in color.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger fonts represent nations with more numerous visits, smaller fonts represent those with less. Outside of the expected visits from my own U.S.A, totals leaned toward Northern Europe and South Central Asia with individual countries like Finland and India making big, fresh splashes.

As always, my thanks to every visitor, near and far.

 

                                                     Malaysia

                                         United Kingdom

     Finland      Philippines                     Japan

                                                Germany             Canada

              United States

                 South Korea  Indonesia  Pakistan  Norway Spain Russia
European Union  Zambia  Greece  Singapore  Cyprus  South Africa

                                           India

                                Sweden  Chile  Nigeria  Belgium Netherlands

                   France        Australia

     Czech Republic  Denmark  Thailand 
                                                                           New Zealand

Regurgitating 2013

The best of the year on Edited by Mjollnir.

 

Those of you with WordPress blogs have seen the annual reports they send out. This is what stood out in mine.

The post with the highest one day activity was Snoqualmie Falls Delight on April 4th. My Cyber Apple was passed by Colbert Crossover Church Living Nativity as the top post of all time.

Here are some notable pics from the year as well.

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Around the World Without Leaving My Blog

A year of communication destinations.

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The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger names indicate more visits. My only question, where’s Norway? Uff da! Well, there’s always next year. My thanks to every visitor, near and far.

                                                                                      Angola       France

                                                                    Chile        Germany

                 Indonesia     United Kingdom

                                                                  Israel             Columbia             Taiwan                   Thailand

                          United States

                                                              Brazil          Pakistan          Australia

                                                                      South Korea    Spain    Russia    

                                                            India      Canada

                                                                   Saudi Arabia

                                                                                                     Serbia     Japan      Poland      Philippines
                                                                              Malaysia