Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oh, be careful, little ears, what you hear

Blogger tells me I have 1260 posts and 126 followers. My quickly-disappearing mathematics skills are still intact enough to be able to determine that this blog has -- let’s see, divide by 5, carry the 7 -- one follower for every ten posts.

I think the time has come for you to do some of the heavy lifting. Out of all 1260 posts at rhymeswithplague, tell me which 10 you would like to have associated with your own exalted self. I know, I know, this assignment will require you to do quite a bit of reading over the next few days, but my faith in you is complete.

And no fair picking the last 10 posts.

This should separate the sheep from the goats.












No, no, Blogger, I said “separate the sheep from the goats.”












Still not right.

Readers, Blogger is having a problem with her hearing, so I don’t think I would be able to trust anything she tells me about your choices.

I'm just going to have to cancel the assignment.

15 comments:

All Consuming said...

I like all the ones that mention me. Have you done ten of those yet? *drums her fingers slowly.....

126 followers. Blimey. I repeat, blimey. I have hmm, twenty I think, and I don't hear from around fifteen of them, in fact, I pretty sure a few just pressed follow as they found me mildly amusing for a cuple of posts and have since disappeared into the ether leaving me with some false impresion of popularity hahahaha. Not as popular as you mind m'lud. *curtsies.

Elephant's Child said...

That is an incredible number of posts. And I think I would rather be a cat than a sheep OR a goat.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh dear Me thinks some one is confused lol

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Thank heavens you have cancelled the assignment! I would have had to devote most of this week to reading back through The Brague Online Library of Wisdom, Humour and Common Sense (Sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken). Regarding readers and hits etc., surely it is quality and not quantity that matters. After all you have mesmerised me (and Carol and Putz) and this should fill you with the warm glow that great personal achievement generates.

Carol In Cairns said...

Because of where this little place Cairns is on The world map, I seem to be the first to visit and comment ~ that's because we are just ahead of you all ~ so I wait a whole day and still no one has commented. Has there been an apocalypse and Cairns is the only place left on Earth? Does the world think RWP has gone right mad with his last post?

Be careful little eyes, what you read. Maybe you could recommend your top 10 to read RWP? The 10 which are the funniest, most popular, your personal favorites??

Hilltophomesteader said...

Whew, that was close! I was going to say, "the dog ate my homework" or something because I don't have time to sit around on the computer and read through ALL THAT STUFF! Anyhow, I was still humming "Oh be careful little ears what you hear". I'll get one of my girls to play the piano and we can all sit around and sing! I LOVE to sing! Pass out the hymnals and we'll have a great time! When they get tired, you can take a turn playing Mr. RWP!!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Phew. I wasn't expecting a test when I stopped by!

Congrats on your numbers.

Carol In Cairns said...

Good morning Sir RWP & Lady RWP ~ this little blogger is a bit slow and just worked out you are not publishing at the moment :-/

I do hope all is well and this is just a short gap in communique.

Best wishes from Cairns x

All Consuming said...

*pokes him.
Is blogger behaving badly for you? It can be a divil of a thing. Anyway,you haven't posted for fifteen seconds so I thought I'd tell you you're missed. I hope you're busy as a bee with good things occurring in your3D world.

Hilltophomesteader said...

Hmmm....seems like there would have been comments by now (I left one, but figured the computer ate it). Are you ok? Mrs. RWP is ok? Hopefully you're just doing a little R & R....Hope you'll post soon - we miss you at my house!
Praying for you just in case!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Dear Robert,
Surprising inactivity from your end on this lovely blog this week. I hope that all is well and I am sending you my good wishes.
Regards,
Yorkshire

rhymeswithplague said...

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!, er, I mean RHYMESWITHPLAGUELAND!

I have been (and still am) unavoidably detained away from access to a computer (no, I am not in jail) and just figured out how to publish your comments from my iPhone (yes, Virginia, I have an iPhone).

Details in my next post.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

And here I thought maybe you were resting on your laurels after reaching such a significant milestone.

rhymeswithplague said...

Ruth H. Chatlien, I'm a little dense today. What milestone? Do you mean my sixth anniversary of blogging? But I didn't tell my readers that until the next post.

Oh, wait, I get it. Ten followers per post, that milestone. It seems I will never have any laurels upon which to rest.

susan said...

oh dear, so i wonder what my 12 followers means...
lets go with ''they read, they just don't follow''
Sorry RWP, i enjoy everything you write and would deem to rate them in any particular order...:)