Let’s Get Serious

2 May

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What do you want to accomplish with your blog? What is it for?

To make you laugh.  S/he who laughs last, lasts.  People who laugh live longer.  Unless they get hit by buses while doing it.

Laughter isn’t the best medicine (if it was, I could stop donating to Cancer Research), but it’s the best coping mechanism.

When I started my blog – to stop Tory Boy’s nagging – I was simply looking for an outlet for my writing.  I had no focus.  I wrote about my life and tried to make it funny, bunging in the occasional poem or cartoon.  Then I discovered that the funnier I was, the more comments – and visitors – I received.  Because people like to laugh.  I elbowed the poems, changed my tag line, and learned to do with less sleep as I sweated over finding the funny in everything.

To celebrate being thirty three percent done with Post a Day/Post a Week, share your top three favorite posts that you’ve published since starting the challenge.

I posted 78 times in April alone; I have no chance of recalling a favourite.

Instead, I’ll tell you my favourite things about blogging:

  • meeting all you wonderful readers and your delightful blogs
  • learning the art of sucking up
  • finding interesting titles – not always, as today’s title shows
  • sharing searches that find me
  • reading comments – you always surprise me
  • feeling like Sally Field at the Oscars – you like me; you really like me!


Looks like Orson Scott Card had it wrong, by the way: the dirtiest word isn’t Third.*

*A preview of a future prompt.

And one final thing I love about blogging:

  • having a place to disgorge random thoughts and knowing that you can’t understand all of the Tilly, all of the time, but you don’t seem to mind

28 Responses to “Let’s Get Serious”

  1. Fi (Wonderfully Wired Mum) May 2, 2011 at 11:18 #

    We luvs ya TIlly!


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:27 #

      I didn’t think when I wrote this post – I should have put a disclaimer at the top, saying all compliments will be ignored. I didn’t, so I can’t.

      Thank you 🙂


  2. beckysefton May 2, 2011 at 12:12 #

    Laughter is my coping mechanism. I try and make light of the serious stuff. It helps me.

    Thank you Tory Boy for bringing us your mum! Your nagging paid off!


  3. barb19 May 2, 2011 at 12:17 #

    Thanks to your son we got to know you Tilly – you are like a breath of fresh air – and yes, you do make me laugh!


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:31 #

      And you are really interesting. We haven’t heard from you since the dolphins hint.


  4. Cindy May 2, 2011 at 12:24 #

    I heart Tilly !


  5. annell Livingston May 2, 2011 at 13:49 #

    Tillybud, please contact me.


  6. Paul S May 2, 2011 at 14:00 #

    78 posts in April!
    I admire your work ethic and I also like your attitude. Being able to make people laugh is a rare talent and you’ve got it in spades.
    Thanks for brightening my day.


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:35 #

      Thank you for the lovely compliment 🙂

      I like your blog. Meg Ryan and Michelle Pfeiffer…what’s not to like?


  7. Ebenezer Adokwei May 2, 2011 at 14:50 #

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  8. gigihawaii May 2, 2011 at 15:06 #

    The main thing is that blogging makes YOU happy! And it’s okay to shed a tear instead of trying to make us laugh. I’ll still keep coming back.


  9. slpmartin May 2, 2011 at 16:47 #

    Look forward to your post…gotta love that Tory Boy!


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:36 #

      I do too. But I’ve gone off you a bit, favouring Sarsm like that over me glares before blowing a sly kiss.


  10. vivinfrance May 2, 2011 at 18:51 #

    Your loyal fan club hopes that you will carry on making us laugh for evermore. xox V


  11. nrhatch May 2, 2011 at 19:40 #

    We do LOVE you!

    I also enjoy blogging because it gives us the opportunity to offend more people in less time. 😉


  12. earlybird May 3, 2011 at 08:15 #

    Not much left really for me to add except keep at it, Tilly. My day wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t start it by reading you.;)


  13. Pseu May 3, 2011 at 18:47 #

    You’re all right, I suppose.

    ( 😉 )

    There, no compliment …..


    • Pseu May 3, 2011 at 18:47 #

      (Crikey, now I’m scared you’ll take offence….. )


    • Tilly Bud May 3, 2011 at 18:53 #

      You just won the award for best comment ever on this blog 🙂 Your prize is that you don’t have to read it for a week. No nagging 🙂


      • Pseu May 3, 2011 at 19:40 #

        Who me? Crikey. No double crikey. 🙂


        • Tilly Bud May 3, 2011 at 20:59 #

          Note to ….: Must remember to start using personal pronouns.



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