Thursday, 20 March 2014

" Ohhhhh errrrrr a blog....fancy!"

The doors were locked....I had a captive audience 
The village friendship group is going from strength to strength with around 80 members. When I told them that the subject of my talk was blogging, a small muttering of " ohhhh blogging!" echoed  around the Memorial Hall in a slightly perplexed way.
After half an hour of banging on , I think they got the gist of it all and to make sure they didn't move I took a bucketful of spare eggs to the hall as a bribe

92 year old Islwyn Thomas ( left) discussing some point or other from
the data projector . He has a photographic memory of all things Trelawnyd

52 comments:

  1. That "ooooohhh, blogging" reminds me of a scene from "Chicken Run"-----"oooooh, Ameican".
    Oh well. I get the same result when I say much the same.

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    1. More like the aliens from TOY STORY

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  2. I need top tips, as I have been nominated to do a talk on blogging at the WI next year. How on earth am I going to make it sound interesting? xxxx

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    1. Just be yourself Diane x

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  3. I bet you held them all transfixed, J.G. - even if all their hearing aids were turned off.

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    1. There were a few puzzled faces that's for sure

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  4. I'm sure your talk was well received and didn't need the free eggs or locked doors.

    Maybe i can convince my 90-year old knitting hostess to start blogging. She loves to talk and is full of stories about when she was training to be a nurse during WWII.

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    1. I'm sure she would have some interesting stories. You must "egg" her on! I've been doing my best to get my aunt to get a computer. She is 83 and I know she would love it!!

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  5. Did anyone tape it?

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  6. I know you did very well! After all, they came to see and hear you, so they must have been interested. Or was there nothing else going on that day? Nahhh, they were definitely interested in what you had to say!

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    1. On my blog there is a photo of Islwyn
      That got a round of applause!

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  7. Is that Auntie Glad in the middle? She has Auntie Glad shaped hair. I bet her scones would have gone down well as a bribe.

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    1. It was announced that Gladys had just lost her sister and wasn't up to going today

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    2. My condolences to her.

      I am sure you did well, John.
      Have a good Friday. ♥

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    3. Oh. I am sorry to hear that John. x

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    4. Oh, i'm sad to hear Auntie Glad has lost a sister. My condolences from across the Pond. I'm sure i'm not the only one in Blogtopia who feels this way.

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  8. Islwyn looks amazing for 92 …. I reckon a blog by Mr. Thomas would be really interesting. Has he got a computer John ? XXXX

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    1. He's going to give me some more taped memories jac

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  9. I hope you used your Trelawnyd blog as an example, and not this one, with all its scatological references and idolizing of scruffy film and tv stars. "ohhhhh, ahhhh" indeed!

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    1. Ali.... I think most would enjoy the bleeding crap I write about, most are young at heart x

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  10. Hmm... interesting thought. What would I say if I were to give a talk about blogging in general, and my blog in particular? I suppose I'd tell people some of the things that happened in my offline life because of what I did in my online life.

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    1. I thought it was safer talking about the village history...

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  11. I think it's wonderful that you did this. I'll bet it was a major treat and very enlightening for many (and boring as all shit for others).

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  12. You're a brave man. I'm still disheartened by the glazed half-smiles when I try to explain the world of blogging.

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    1. Marty I live with chris.. I am used to glazed expressions when talking about chickens x

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  13. Doesn't look like that lot will be breaking your 700 barrier quite yet. x

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    1. Don't be a defeatist EM..... I can't wait to break the 1000

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  14. Fancy indeed. Did you go into details about the content of your particular blog?

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    1. Not really, I concentrated , for the most part on my history blog....five or so people in the room, I know, follow going gently anyway.....you, weaver and hippo tom, Cro etc got a mention though

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    2. Did you mention my 'C' word game which is currently taking the blogosphere by storm?

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  15. Gosh I imagine they were interested and unsure as to what blogging was. Gosh Islwyn looks great at 92.

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    1. After hearing about 80 something WEAVER OF GRASS two ladies from the audience asked about how to write their own blogs!

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  16. Did you tell them how far reaching your stories are? You bring your part of the world to life! Friendships around the world.

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  17. I know that I sound ageist, but I'm imagining your audience reaction to such memorable bloggy lines as "Gagging for a shag" (wasn't that the week you lost a few followers?!)
    Good idea re. the egg bribe. x

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    1. Most older grey hairs enjoy rude banter ( secretly)

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  18. The hubs sister insists on calling my blog a 'bog'....she may have a point.

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  19. Engrossing stuff, my human friend. Now for a well-earned nap.

    You, my human friend, are the epitome of pawsitive interaction.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  20. Waht would happen if everyone there started a blog, all talking about each other and local events. I can see pain.

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  21. I got roped in to taking over the garden club blog. It is like pulling teeth to get anyone to comment or sign up to follow. My natural inclination is to put something eye popping on there but this is a small place.....

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  22. Hey, you just never know, John, you may have convinced a couple of them to 'take a peek' and see what all this fuss is about!

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  23. Islwyn is quite the looker at 92.

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  25. What a dapper "young" man, Islwyn. Is he the man to whom you'll hand your historic book received recently. In South Africa (and here on the mine site in EA) the Afrikaans fraternity rules. No one, absolutely no one that I know here in town even reads my blog. Back home the only follower I have in my home town of Marquard, is my 85 year-old Jewish friend. Oh, and living with Grant for 42 years, I am used to glazed expressions as well, John! So good on you for what you did out there. I hope you told your audience how far-reaching your blog is : USA, Oz and even East Africa! Have a great weekend. Jo xxx

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    1. Jo, Islwyn is one of life's gentlemen
      Always shirt and tie
      Always supporting everything in the village
      He was the village shop keeper for many years

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  26. I don't think my mum has any idea what a blog actually means. She's determinedly computer-illiterate and has no interest in any online activity whatever. She prefers to fume over the latest scandal in the Daily Mail.

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    1. I explained a blog as a diary
      Then everyonenodded

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