My Ten Favourite Things About Blogging

14 Mar
This chimpanzee was enjoying a snooze this sun...

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Three hours’ sleep last night.  A bit of a repost for you. 

A bit, because it is part of a greater whole.  Not ‘greater’ as in ‘better’ than this (let’s face it – how could it not be?  One paragraph in and even I’m confused.  What can I tell you?  Three hours’ sleep last night) but ‘greater’ as in, ‘there’s more than this but you’ll have to go back to the original post to find it.’  Which you can’t do ’cause I copied and pasted the bit that I wanted to use and then clicked ‘Add new post’, forgetting to keep open the original post so that I…oh, who cares?

Three hours’ sleep.

Where was I?

Um.  Oh, yes: my ten favourite things about blogging:

  • Meeting all you wonderful readers and your delightful blogs.
  • Learning the art of sucking up.
  • Finding interesting titles.  Today’s being the exception that proves the rule.  I never got that: how can an exception prove a rule?  Surely it disproves a rule?  And what’s with the sudden fashion of announcing ‘proven’ as ‘proven’?  Sorry; you want a side order of clarification with that?  What’s with the sudden fashion of announcing ‘proooven’ as ‘pro-ven’?  Irritates me no end, and not just because I only had three hours’ sleep last night.
  • 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!  But we’ve been there, so maybe I’ll scratch that one.
  • Reposting.  (Three hours’ sleep last night).
  • That some of you can’t count to ten; and most of you won’t bother.
  • Your indulgence of daft posts like this when I’ve had only three hours’ sleep.

37 Responses to “My Ten Favourite Things About Blogging”

  1. misswhiplash March 14, 2012 at 13:15 #

    It is now official…..
    TILLY B and Linda Cosgriff are COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY BONKERS….but who is the worse?


    • Tilly Bud March 14, 2012 at 13:17 #

      My split personality and I disagree with you. Agree with you. Um, agree to disagree.


      • misswhiplash March 14, 2012 at 14:40 #

        I still say Bonkers!


  2. vivinfrance March 14, 2012 at 13:26 #

    There there, never mind, let Mummy kiss it better.


  3. laurieanichols March 14, 2012 at 13:35 #

    You have my curiosity all piqued why only three hours of sleep last night? Are you ill? Was there an emergency? Did the hubby snore like a trumpet all night long? If he did did you kill him? Joking, but I confess on nights when my hubby has snored I have entertained killing him just to get some sleep. Bad I know. You must take a nap today.


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:00 #

      No, it was just one of those nights when you toss and turn. I kept thinking I’d fall asleep any moment now. Finally did when the Hub stroked my hair at three in the morning. He has his uses 🙂


  4. judithatwood March 14, 2012 at 13:42 #

    Oh, Tilly Bud, Tilly Bud! How is it that you can be so comical, as my Grammy used to say, after 3 hours of sleep. All I feel is nerved up and jittery. I love your 10 (9) (I counted!) favorites today. I’ve been sharing some of your jokes with a friend who lives a few hundred miles away. He loves them, especially the golf jokes. He says you are a great writer with a terrific smile. I just thought you might like to know. 😎 get a nap sometime, if you can!


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:02 #

      Your friend is lovely; thank you 🙂

      Didn’t manage the nap because I had a friend visit in the morning; a meeting in the afternoon; and I visited another friend afterwards.

      Got a good eight hours last night, though; so no harm done.


      • judithatwood March 15, 2012 at 12:33 #

        Yay for sleep! I had had a similar night — about 4 hours; last night, I did some catching up, too. Hooray!!!


  5. xtrekki March 14, 2012 at 13:44 #

    Three hours sleep and you’re still at your desk today???? A woman of amazonian determination, I can tell!!


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:04 #

      I couldn’t possibly let down my readers! They’re kind of scary when they don’t get their own way 😉


  6. jmgoyder March 14, 2012 at 14:49 #

    Yes we do like you!!!


  7. slpmartin March 14, 2012 at 15:59 #

    Somehow you always manage to makes me smile with this type of post…if I had had only 3 hours of sleep I would have to just type out the sounds of someone grinding their teeth. 😉


  8. SchmidleysScribbling March 14, 2012 at 16:39 #

    You may be bonkers, but your fans are more bonkerish or is that bonkish? Dianne


  9. Johanna Bradley March 14, 2012 at 16:55 #

    I won’t ask why. I was up till after 1am watching Rafa and still made sunrise. Bet you’re snoozing now!


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:08 #

      I didn’t manage a nap, but I’m all caught up now.

      Wish I had the excuse of doing something to keep me awake; at least it wouldn’t have been a waste of time 🙂


  10. Kate Kresse March 14, 2012 at 18:43 #

    I enjoyed your re-blog. I hear you about lack of sleep. There are nights when i cannot sleep at all or i get just 2-3 hours…and i refuse to believe it has anything to do with my constant coffee consumption!!


  11. Piglet in Portugal March 14, 2012 at 22:27 #

    LOL I thought this was going to be a serious post 🙂 and wondered if at least 8 of your list would correspond with mine…


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:11 #

      A serious post? You’re at the wrong blog 🙂


  12. Pseu March 14, 2012 at 22:40 #

    I’m thinking along the lines of

    “Halitosis is better than no breath at all.”

    Hope tonight’s sleep compensates for last night’s paucity. Don’t forget to clean your teeth.


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:11 #



      • Pseu March 15, 2012 at 13:13 #

        (as in three hours of sleep is better than none at all…. )

        I hope you slept better


  13. ElizOF March 14, 2012 at 23:06 #

    I do hope you get some rest… I need it too. 🙂


  14. kateshrewsday March 15, 2012 at 00:07 #

    May you have a cracking night’s sleep tonight, Tilly 🙂


  15. Jodie March 15, 2012 at 05:52 #

    You Only Had Three Hours Of Sleep!! Really I couldn’t tell. 🙂 Lol,
    Btw, great job at portraying a sleep deprived individual through writing. Granted you were sleep deprived, but most people just go to bed. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud March 15, 2012 at 10:12 #

      Go to bed? In the DAY?

      Wish I’d thought of that.



  16. evilnymphstuff March 16, 2012 at 17:54 #

    Nine or ten… why should we indeed bother? At least the post is there to be read, because reading is what I love about blogging, which comes just after writing 🙂 Nice post!


  17. sarsm March 20, 2012 at 07:56 #

    I can count to nine though… 😉

    Hope you’ve slept better since.



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