August 11, 2003

I have an idea...

It's probably not a very good idea, but hey, they can't all be up there with the Bill C. vs. John Collins insult-a-thon...

I have to thank Tiger for this idea, for two reasons. The first is I just thought of it while leaving a comment at his blog, and the second is that he wrote a post awhile back commenting on the lack of comments relative to the number of visitors to his blog. So I think what I shall do is this: whenever I read a post I am going to leave a "comment" indicating that I read that post.

Now, as I wrote this morning I have BLA [although not as badly this evening as this morning (thank you Tim)] so, while so afflicted, it is probably not possible to make cogent rebuttals or witty ripostes as comments; therefore what I'm going to do if I can't think of anything amusing to say is just write "Susie was here" or something equally pointless, just so the blogwriter knows I not only read their words, but was struck commentless by the beauty and elegance of their prose...

Maybe I'll just leave punctuation....

{Gotta wonder how many bloggers I'm going to annoy the heck out of before I get bored with doing it...}

Posted by Susie at August 11, 2003 09:33 PM

Did you pong me?

Posted by: Tiger at August 11, 2003 09:51 PM

Yikes, left wrong URL in the box!

Posted by: Tiger at August 11, 2003 09:57 PM

I'm leaving this comment only to indicate that I've read this post. That is all.... *beep*

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 11, 2003 11:33 PM


Posted by: Jennifer at August 12, 2003 12:55 AM

that is good, everybody likes comments.

Posted by: jaboobie at August 12, 2003 05:54 AM

i read it!

Posted by: Victor at August 12, 2003 06:35 AM

Ozguru was here!
I think this is a really good idea. I think I'll pass it on.

Thanks for stopping by Bored-on-the-Bus and leaving your comment earlier. It did not "annoy the heck" but it did make me curious.

Posted by: ozguru at August 12, 2003 08:31 AM


Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 12, 2003 11:04 AM

VK was here.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at August 12, 2003 01:32 PM

Oops, I was here again. (Needed to re-read this.)

Posted by: Venomous Kate at August 12, 2003 01:33 PM

I'm just waiting for my beloved wife to say, "So... who's this "Susie" person?"

Posted by: Harvey at August 12, 2003 01:58 PM


Posted by: Jay Solo at August 12, 2003 09:48 PM

I've seen your "susie was here" all over the place.

to be honest, I feel mixed about it:

On one hand, it's cool that you want to let people know you've read their stuff... that's why people are blogging.

On the other hand, can't you come up with something to say that won't look like trolling? you tag "susie was here" and people wonder what the fuck you're up to....

anyways, Jim was here (because he wondered what the hell you were up to.....)

Posted by: Jim S at August 13, 2003 02:23 PM