Sunday, November 23, 2008

To discuss a hello to you, blog friend, and a how do you do, stranger?

Dear new reader:

I'm so glad to have met you this month, and trust me, if you left a comment on my blog, I checked out your blog.
I'm guessing you found me because of the hilarious No Ordinary Rollercoaster, or perhaps because you were recently Google searching for "I am familiar with carpentry and I don't know who my father is.”*
This week, I'm going to have several posts dedicated to letting you know more about me. Sure, there are previous posts, such as this one and this one, that give you an idea what I'm all about. But I think it's time I get more in-depth.
Possible posts includes tales of high school**, a 100 Things list like this one on The State I Am In, a new poll (the most recent one is coming down to the wire between Cory/Topanga and Zack/Kelly! Get those votes in), a Q&A, a re-posting of an early favorite or two of mine, and other things to get us more acquainted with each other. I do not plan on buying you a drink first or chit-chatting. We are going to just get right down to the dirty business.


Dear long-time reader:

You want to know something? I appreciate you more than you know. Every day, I write something for this blog hoping to make you laugh, or at least make you wax nostalgic about Boy Meets World and Fresh Prince. I'm glad for the new readers jumping aboard, but even more, I'm glad you keep sticking around. Maybe you'll learn something new about me this week.
But even more, I want to learn something about you.
That's why I'm challenging you.
Your mission? Write one post on your own blog this week describing:
Something nobody knows about you, or
One of your favorites stories from your childhood, or
Your 10 Top Favorite (Fill in the Blank).
Then, leave a comment on one of my posts this week or e-mail me with a link/info on the post. When I get enough links, I'll put together a post featuring links to everyone who participated. We'll make it Get to Know You day. Newbies, you can join in, too.

Respectfully submitted,

* Actual Google search that led someone to my blog. I write posts providing answers for Google searchers, as I consider it is my duty as a blogger. The answer for this one? It's a quote from Charlie on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
** Much more interesting that A Tale of Two Cities, or tales of the glories of Christmases long long ago. Not necessarily more interesting than Duck Tales (Ah woo-oo!).


Lily said...

I'm one of those new readers, so thanks for the shout-out Just For Me! :) Seriously though, you had me at Boy Meets World.

~Sheila~ said...

Alright. I will definitely make time to write a "gettin to know me" post for you.

I just need to figure out which one I want to pick...hmmm. Always with the decisions.

Amy said...

I'll participate.

kisatrtle said...

I'm secretly hoping for a post about high school and perhaps will also post one of my own.

Of course, my soccer mom image will most likely be blemished with even the most casual of posts about my high school existance.

Former classmates still can't believe I'm not in all black and smoking on my facebook page...

Perhaps a list of the 10 things I hated most about HS; followed by the 10 things I enjoyed the most.

Not sure I can come up with 10 for that last one

Miss Tiff said...

I'm totally going to participate this week! :) Good Idea.

Amy xxoo said...

You know i love a blog challenge - now which one will i rock the most ?

Also: Finding a way to mention Duck Tales - you are the 90's pop culture king!

Sara said...

I'm in...can I say though that I'm disappointed that there was no option to vote for Donna/David in your poll...there was no 90210 at all!

Erin said...

Thanks for the link love!

I'll now be hard at work thinking of something to post for your challenge.

Sam_I_am said...

I did the assignment and an Ode to Andy. :-D Hopefully, Capricorn doesn't get the wrong idea! haha.

bex said...

Aw, cuuuute idea.

kate said...

I'm also a semi-new reader, though I do have a blog of my own :) I just wanted to comment and let ya know I enjoy what you post. (that sounds weird to me. hmm). Anyway, keep up the good work? Now I'm sounding like a grade report.

kk said...

Cool idea – I'm going to do my best to do this – crazy short week at work...not to mention getting ready for the biggest food holiday of the year!

SouthernBelle said...

I'm in, but I think you already knew that!

; )

FunnyGal KAT said...

I'm in, too. To the extent where I lay awake last night trying to figure out what I was going to post to participate. Damn you and your great ideas, Andy!

Jenn said...

Hi...new reader here :) And I'm lovin' your blog. Oh, and Zack and Kelly all the way!!!

Lump said...

I can't write anything that requires a lot of thinking, man. but don't worry, I'll try....


JenBun said...

Hooray! I'm a newbie, but I'm hooked!

The humor! The fun! The pop culture references!

You've got a new reader, my friend.

And I am going to do a Getting To Know Me post! I'll let you know when it's up this week... :)

wee-h said...

Hello, stranger! Loved your collaboration with Ben although i wasnt agreeing with the Blazer/Tshirt thing! But more pretty please?

Anyways , hello from a lurker. :)

Anonymous said...

After much deliberation, you can expect my compliance. You shall receive notification about when my "Get To Know You" post will run.

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love your idea and posted My Top Ten Favorite Guilty Pleasures...

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