Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Lately I have noticed a lot of people writing in with letters to be on your blog. I want to write a letter!
Please, go right ahead. What would you like to say?
I don't know what I'd like to say. I'd just like to write a letter! And then you'd put it in your blog and it would be all over the World and everyone would see it and it would be my letter!
We could do that.
Yes. Go ahead.
Oh. Ah, this is my letter and I am thinking lots of stuff. And I want to make it clear to all your millions of readers that this is my idea and I thought it! And I wrote it and everyone is reading it!
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. There is just one thing I think you should know: I don't have millions of readers.
How many do you have then?
Best I can tell it's around 12 on an average day, a bit less when I do stuff like, well, this. So figure nine to be safe.
Nine readers? Is there a freewheeling sort of blog that I could write to that maybe has... more?
I'm sorry, no. Not anymore. Maybe you could try posting a comment to a popular Tik Tok video?
Oh. Now I feel a little sad.
How about this: I'll post nine of your letters on clerkmanifesto. Nine letters times nine readers is 81!
81? That's not a million, but it's pretty close, isn't it?
Yes, I think it's surprisingly close.
Okay then. Yes please. Thank you. I think then I'll rest for awhile now and ride on my laurels and all that. Okay?
Sounds good. Thanks for writing in.
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If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.
I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!
One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.