Have you ever noticed the “All-Time Champs” widget in my sidebar? Unlike the automatically generated “Hot Off My Fingers” and “Reigning Rants” widgets, the “All-Time Champs” widget is one I created myself and must update from time to time as my blog stats change. Although this is the 1,053rd post I’ve published to this blog, I’ve chosen to limit that widget to just the Top 5 to keep the update frequency with which I’d have to update it.
But I’ll let you in on a not-so-hidden secret that’s somewhat obscured by that arbitrary cutoff point: While I put OCD level effort into every post I publish, the fact is that 2 of those Top 5 posts wouldn’t even exist were it not for the emails forwarded to me by good friend Rosie. In fact, Rosie’s emails were the source for 5 of my Top 10, and 17 of my Top 25 posts. Hell, almost all of my E-Mail Funnies posts were created from her emails, and many from other volumes were as well!
Now I’ve known for awhile that Rosie had her own blog, but I’d assumed that she’d created it simply to make commenting here easier. After all, though I signed up for them, I’ve never received a new post notification from her blog. So imagine how strange I felt when she said she was sending this one to me because she didn’t know how to post it herself…
As much as I’d hate to lose such a valuable resource for my posts, I’ve got to find a way to help my friend develop her blog. But only a masochist would want an OCD level “never good enough ultra-tweaker” like me for a teacher!!!!
I want ice water.
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