Sunday, June 30, 2024

Advanced blogging


I have written 4,000 or so posts in this space, and usually I've got so many ideas in my head that I have to secretly sneak several of them into each sentence. 

It isn't for the fame, the adulation, or the money that I have wanted this large readership. It's just that I think it takes an enormous team of people to excavate all the little nuggets I have packed so densely into my prose. That sentence alone references blog posts 235, 992, 1,221, and 3,687 while also being a play on Tennyson's poem. 

You know the one I'm talking about. It's the one where Tennyson says:

"For all we have power to see is a straight staff bent in a pool."

"Wait" You cry. "I don't see how your sentence references that Tennyson line at all, if it even is a Tennyson line."

See. It's just for this kind of reason having discerning readers is so valuable!

As Tennyson once said:

"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"

But you probably knew that's what I was talking about all along.


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