Saturday, 21 November 2015

Bloggers

Blogging and bloggers never cease to surprise me
You can work your creative juices off on one piece of work and get .a couple of comments, then drop in a brief discussion on gun laws and receive 100

My good friend Rachel, who always shoots from her hip , had knocked up,a collection of three line blogs, ostensibly when bashing on her lipstick before catching the train to work, and collected a score of appropriate comments.
It only took her ten minutes too   ( presumably one handed).......
Oh.....It's an interesting phenomenon

So.......what nugget of information shall I share today?

Ok , run with this one

I have incredibly small ears
Discuss.

97 comments:

  1. Forgive me , i think i'm in a bad mood... Working tonight and sundaynight

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    1. There's nothing wrong with your ears John - who told you they were small? They look fine to me !

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  2. Fill your boots John, it is your blog to write whatever you care to. Always either entertaining or interesting and often thought provoking. Very often causing me to chuckle at the most inopportune moments.

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  3. Jealous? Don't be. Sarah Toa writes lovely stuff all the time which rarely gets any comments at all, apart from mine and one other friend. My ears are bigger than yours too!

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  4. You with tiny ears? Can't say I'd noticed, and it doesn't show on your pics. However, if you keep comparing their proportions to a dog's then we're pretty we're all small up there.

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  5. Same here (blog not the ears)....I am constantly amazed at how some posts generate lots of comments and others just a few. Of course, you almost always generate WAY more than most.

    As for the other, I've always found them sexy, big ones, small ones, the ones that may lean one way or the other, different shapes and colors, it's just fascinating how so different they can be on different guys...oh wait, I just read it again...the subject was EARS??? Never mind.....

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  6. If you are self-conscious about your abnormally tiny ears, I am sure that they could be enlarged with plastic surgery. The consultant probably has a catalogue you could thumb through but I think that Prince Charles ears would suit you best. After all, he is The Prince of Wales.

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    1. LOL YP, I was going to point out that John obviously was not genetically connected to the royal family.

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  7. I like you just the way you are!

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  8. Getting comments ... getting bloggers ...
    I couldn't tell you, John.
    Your ears are fine.
    How are your chickens? Do you still have chickens? Ducks? Geese? Sheep? What's going on there? What's happening with the dogs and the new puppy? What in the haystack did I miss?

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  9. I hear that the elephants have Big Ears, but that's because Noddy won't pay the ransom.

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    1. Ha! Ha! Nice one Graham!

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    2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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  10. Happens to me all of the time.

    Posts that I put in a week's work planning and writing are passed right over. But last week, I posted a list of blog ideas (just 3-word topics, basically) I had run across in a notebook, and got a huge response.

    Which is almost disappointing, in a way, but people like what they like, I guess.

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  11. Well you will never have to worry about being called Dumbo. I like tiny ears

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  12. They look normal to me (picture of you holding Mary) ??

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  13. I hope thinking of me didn't put you in a bad mood John. I never plan my posts, they just happen. I put my lipstick on and my coat before I start typing because as soon as I finish I have to rush out of the door to catch the train. It usually then means I have to drive like a bat out of hell to get to the station in time. The posts take between 8 and 10 minutes.

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    1. I always think of you as being the one who can get 50 comments on three lines of dog shit in under two hours.

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  14. Do you mean to say that you are irregularly proportioned?

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  15. Isn't it a blessing that large ears are not necessary to operate a keyboard?

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    1. Nor are big fingers... they are a right-hand-icap!

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  16. It's not the size but how you use them....

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  17. Yebbut, are your ears big enough to balance your specs on? If so - no worries! Just slap your lippy on and head to work - instant smiles all round. xx

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    1. Bugger! I meant to write 'instant comments all round' . . .

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    2. That reminds me of the old chestnut:

      Uncle Albert lost both ears in an accident and now he can't see.

      Don't you mean can't hear?

      No, his glasses keep falling off.

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  18. I love small ears and contrary to popular belief, they hold whispered secrets very well.
    besos

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  19. But you don't have small ears, they're the standard size. You're just fibbing to get our attention.

    I'm equally puzzled by blog-post reaction. The number of responses often seems totally unrelated to the triviality or importance of what I've written. Nowt so queer as folk.

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  20. Ears get bigger as you grow older (as I am told) and so do noses. You will then be able to blog about your very small face!!! :-)

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    1. I used to think the head shrank and the ears stayed the same LOL

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  21. You may have small ears now but all old men have huge ears and sometimes hairy ones!
    As to blog/post: comment rationale, no idea it's just how the fancy takes us.

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    1. Forgot to add. See the size of the guy's from your last post. His grew.

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    2. Damn it you got three from me. Quantity does not equal Quality

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  22. You misuse the word "incredibly".

    As someone else mentioned recently you seem to display some Blog Diva tendencies.

    Your rather normal ears are the least of your worries, I suggest.

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    1. Thank you for pointing that out, even though its incredibly irritating

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  23. Chris has got big lobes.

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  24. Hmmm. I alway find it interesting when folks worry about how many comments or let it influence what they write. Also number of followers as some indication of something of importance. It is like blogging is a performance or contest. Perhaps some do use it as a performance of sorts.

    My attitude of not caring may be why if anyone actually comments on my blog I am a bit surprised, and just this morning found I have 18 followers (I don' display that on my blog). I write what I write, and so be it. I've only been blogging since 2006, though, so I have time to get popular.

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  25. For maximum comments every time always blog about politics or religion :)

    Or kitties/puppies :)

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    1. I hope you know I'm kidding.

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    2. You can tell by the emoticons :p

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  26. All the better to hear you with my dear.

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  28. For your next post why don't you just write one word rather than 3 lines and see what kind of response you get? I hope your bad mood soon wears off and that you have an OK shift at work. :-)

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  29. Small ears? Apparently, that means you're a "sensitive soul."

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  30. Well heck... I miss-read the title and thought your post was about boogers. Sorry.....

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  31. I never get any one fired up with my words. I'm envious.

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    1. There you would be wrong Gail. Perhaps it isn't apparent in my comments, but your creativity inspires me... and inspiration is a fire, is it not?

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  32. My ears are also small. But that's it...

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  33. You know what they say ... small ears . big ....

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  34. brain




    LOL ... what did you think I was going to say ??? ! lol

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  35. You also have a somewhat small nose...

    We love you nevertheless.

    It can be puzzling, what people respond to... quite often, I find, the posts I pour my heart and soul into garner the least attention. Such is life, those I mostly write for me.

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  36. Something that sets you apart from Prince Charles.

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    1. Gossip has it that Prince Charles reads this blog, under a pseudonym and he has spoken with envy about Johns ears ...

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  37. Well after blogging since 2009 I've yet to reach 150,000 hits. And many of the bloggers I follow who started later than that have had millions and are making money and fans and walking on clouds or something.
    I have enormous ears, HUGE ears. So I am now convinced this is my problem. All you popular bloggers have tiny ears!

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    1. I have very small ears, my husband used to tease me and say they were mouse ears .... I have hardly any followers and rarely get comments. :(
      I know it is because my ears are too small ...

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  38. Your blog is perfect. Please don't compare yourself to other bloggers. I like how you don't tell your readers to fuck off.

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    1. Not that I haven't considered it now and then :)
      <3

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  39. I have been on a sort of hiatus on my own blog. I think it's because I just don't feel like posting and have other things to do. If people read, cool, if not, my presence it s out there in the ether for them to find. The same goes for you my dear. You are here and sometimes we comment, sometimes not and sometimes we spit drinks out over the content while laughing our asses off. It is all good.
    You should have photographed your ears so we could truly judge for ourselves. :)

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    3. Do you know how hard it is to photograph ones own ear ??
      Thank You Miss Fifi..

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  40. The only thing I ever notice about peoples ears are if they stick out a lot, or are particularly red. Yours look neither.

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  41. I don't always comment .... I understand ears continue to grow throughout one's life... Yours may be small because you're so young😉

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  42. Small ears Big heart x

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  43. I used to find it a little disappointing when a post had plenty of views but no comments, even when I felt I'd worked hard to produce something entertaining.
    Now I pretty much write for my own gratification and see any comments as a nice bonus.

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  44. You have to keep blogging, even if it is just a lipstick-smeared line, because otherwise your readership drops off, muttering sourly.....

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    1. very sourly. grumble grumble.

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  45. I've been blogging for 7 years and have a measly 240 followers and rarely garner more than 10 comments. go figure since I am, of course, endlessly fascinating.

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  46. ellen, endlessly is what I worry about lol I will be posting endlessly and waiting endlessly for someone to notice ... but that is ok .. I enjoy it and get to read Johns comments which are so much better than any I could get anyway ~

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    1. Mostly what I used to get ... I am getting better followers .. I will expect better comments .. :D

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  47. Shame on me as I bought 10 tins cat food n fed strays in Athens Greece who hungrily ate the food. as a local pointed out hundreds of people were queuing for stew and bread 20 meters away in the local square, destitute, families with children. Cats should come last, I felt so wretched, had spent a lot of money on food in a posh resturant yesterday.

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  48. I,m a stupidnUK person with no perception of real poverty, country will not let us starve to death. Sure people live on benefits, but they have benefits, homes, food, no child or family ever lives on the streets.
    It is not the same in the rest of the world.

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  49. I'm sure it's purely anecdotal, but I have always heard that if a fellow has big ears, big nose, big hands, big feet, then his remaining appendage is also a large one. Therefore I'm sending my sincere condolences upon learning about the size of your ears.

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    1. I have never read an "insult" ? referral to a mans lack of size where it matters most ... put so well .. so very funny.
      Even though it is not about any man that any of us know or have even heard of ... none of us know anyone who has small feet lol ...

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    2. I have never read an "insult" ? referral to a mans lack of size where it matters most ... put so well .. so very funny.
      Even though it is not about any man that any of us know or have even heard of ... none of us know anyone who has small feet lol ...

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  50. It's a sad fact that most of the stray dogs and cats in Mediterranean countries go hungry. People on holiday are told not to feed them because once they go home and the food supply stops, the animals will starve. It's such a difficult thing to accept, and I frequently drive round with tins of dog food, and bottles of water, in the boot of my car in case I see some poor starving creature. Unfortunately an all too often occurrence in the countryside at the moment, where people have no spare money to feed their pets.

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  51. Cop pas girl yes I know, now is winter and animals are alive , so all we have is today and they are fed. I,m home in UK now, arrived last night freezing.

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  52. Wish I knew the answer one poor friendly kitten had obviously infection in its eyes. So much wanted to whisk it away to a vet.

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    1. Wash the kittens eyes with cotton balls or tissue , warm water, often all day. . for next time :(

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  53. John, your ears look pretty normal to me. You're a pro at this blogging stuff! You know how to get us going.
    I started blogging for me only. The fact that one or more people comment is always a pleasant surprise to me.

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    1. You have lots of comments !!!

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    2. I do on occasion, NFA......depending on the post. But I am always surprised, like John is, when my post is about the most inane thing (I feel) and I get more comments! I think people prefer to stay away from the more 'serious' topics. I understand that.

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  54. I also have small ears, little things with attached earlobes.

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    1. Thank god you have attached earlobes .. if they were not attached ... it doesn't bear thinking of ..

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  55. As long as you have enough ears to hold up your hat, you're fine.

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  56. As long as they're functional, size doesn't really matter, unless they're huge and flappy like Dumbo.....(*~*)

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  57. I gather they keep growing throughout your life, so if they're small now that means you must have a long life to go yet because old men's ears are usually enormous! Encouraging isn't it?

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  58. As long as they hold your glasses on and don't get too bunged up with wax .......

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  59. To prove your point, you had 95 comments when I started reading this, and not because you answered every commenter. I have average sized ears, very few followers and not many commenters.

    I don't think ear size matters. I have heard though, as Sue G. mentioned, that our ears continue growing.

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