I don’t do funny. At all.
I can’t tell jokes, I loathe crass racist or sexist jokes, and my sense of humour is limited to the top of the acid scale.
Which is why I find it strange when people tell me my emails are funny, or my blog posts are funny. They aren’t written to be humorous but they sometimes make people smile. But that’s a good thing. And nice. Even if I don’t understand why what I say is funny.
I read a blog post via a link on a good blog and I found it appalling. Not clever, not funny, not anything. My brain switched right off.
And that made me think of so-called humour or funny blogs. Can’t think of a single one that makes me laugh. But what does, are the comments, not just on my blogs but when I visit other blogs. 1:1 works far better than contrived humour.
Humour and jokes are for specialists and I know that isn’t my forté.
So, I do neither.
On the other hand, I read a different post about how long boring rants are tedious in the extreme. OK, it wasn’t expressed as lucidly as that.
I would prefer a long well-written rant, than a short post about absolutely nothing. Because long thoughtful posts beat short
dribble drivel every time.
In the meantime, after receiving an unsolicited email from one of the Misery Engineers at WordPress, I had the following exchange on one of their blogs. Well, it would have been an exchange had my reply been published … Censorship. Love it.
I dropped you a message via email a couple of days ago asking for some more information. We’re happy to fix up any issues you’re seeing. If you didn’t get the message please let me know.
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Hi Andy, I did get the message but it referred to one of my blogroll pages so I was a bit confused. I’ll try and send you a reply, but tbh I haven’t got the time to send you every single URL that I don’t get to see immediately, or that disappears, or that never appears.
Appreciate you being willing to help, but you get paid to work for WP, I don’t. And as all the appearing, non-appearing, disappearing blogs vary, I’m not sure what the added value would be? Is it blog URL related or is it just a Reader bug problem? I would have thought it was the latter.
As you can see, my comment never got published. It’s been moderated for ever and a day.
I don’t do funny and I don’t work for WordPress for free.
But here is funny, funny. By The Sweet.