Friday, June 30, 2006
Granny Wins Commenter of the Week
She’s been a contender in all of our Commenter of the Week contests, but this time she came through and won. Bravo! Must have been those naughty French translations. Ooh la la!
Tearfree is especially glad Granny won this week because her husband has been having health problems. And, on top of that, she made some changes to her blog template that caused a lot of precious posts to disappear. (Bloggers, you stand forewarned. Print everything out before you fiddle with the template.)
So, once again, congratulations, Granny. We wish you and your husband all the very best including a happy Fourth of July. And keep on commenting! The readers love you.
Q and A with Granny
How did you discover RTK?
A friend sent me a link to the first post that mentioned me and I came over partly out of curiosity Since I began by defending my purple blog and explaining that not all grannies need a cane to get from from one place to another, I hadn't expected to make a second trip back. When Tearfree accepted my invitation to drop by, I was a little surprised but pleased.
Each of us has his/her (I hate pronouns) reasons for choosing whether to remain anonymous and I respect them. I just don't do it. If I'm going to say something, I'm out there for better or worse.
As you know the comments are a huge hit with readers. Do you have any favourite commenters?
Lacy of course and your new co-writer (although we don't necessarily agree on everything). And Kimberly. And my friend "L." although I'll admit to a personal bias with that one. Not everything has to be a contest and I'll like what someone has to say on one post and wonder "what in the world were they thinking" on the next. I'm sure people feel the same about me.
What do you most like and dislike about RTK?
I like the back and forth of the comments. My blog is different - it's more of a daily journal and it doesn't fall into any of the "categories" (except for Koolaid Granny) for which I'm grateful. I save most of the "issues" for the other blog. Granny is a place to relax. (If it ever returns - I managed to zap it last night). It's chatty, mostly about family, and not for everyone.
I don't have any dislikes but as a flaming liberal American commenting on a Canadian blog, I stay away from strictly Canadian issues and politics. And, as an American, I'm much more likelyto run a baseball hotties contest. I'd love to see them in shorts but I don't look for it to happen anytime soon.
Thanks for the votes. I'm not sure what I did to deserve them.
Posted by Tearfree at 8:03 AM