As you can see, I've been a busy bee. Over there on the right----------------------------->
you will now see a place for tiny pictures of my most rabid devotees. (Presently numbering one, but what a fine looking fellow he is.) In spite of my fears, you can now "follow" Murphblog. If we could somehow get at least three more people over there, the management would really appreciate it. An internal memo from the research department states:
"Studies show that permitting readers to "follow" blogs has the effect of increasing readership and commenting levels. Blogs with many followers appear to attract new followers. It is the assumption of the researchers that this is due to humans' desire to be a part of successful ventures. However, the inverse is also true and bloggers should remember that a lack of followers sends the message that such a blog "sucks" and will result in levels of avoidance not otherwise seen in blogs with no "following" option at all. Proceed with caution."
Obviously, I'm following their advice. (Well, except for that little request about keeping internal memos internal. As previously stated, I believe in transparency.) Why else would I pay them the big bucks? Moral of the story: If I can get more squares, I'll keep the squares. If not, so long "following" option. (On my Post-It: See if I can find Jim J. Bullock and invite him to follow.)
Lastly, this morning I bought tickets to see Elton John and Billy Joel at the Palace of Auburn Hills in May. Floor seats, row twenty-two. Me and The Wife. Awesome.
Twilight Quote of the Day:
"What I meant to say was, don't do what you're doing."
--Billy Black, Twilight, p. 353