Web-Wide Gratitude

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My wholehearted, web-wide gratitude to all
(especially to Y, J.A. and WC) who have been
regularly clicking “LIKES” on my, otherwise,
universally unnoticed prose and poetry. Such
recognition doesn’t go unnoticed. Assuredly,
it works wonders to ameliorate my morale in
our mushroom-clouds-on-the-horizon world!

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Fortune Cookie Blog: Pitfall

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When compassionate souls extend unexpected, complimentary words:
The good response from the beneficiary is the rapid show of gratitude.
The best response: ensure benefactors feel no pressure to praise anew.
In other words, do all you can to avoid the bottomless pit of need pitfall!

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1 VirtualChat > 1 ZillionFollowers

> = Greater Than

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• PC’s MSRP: $2000
• Monthly Internet Fee: $20
• Home prepped cereal/toast/jam/coffee: $2

• Social Network virtual breakfast time bonding chat with a
kindly, caring soul nearly half a world distant: PRICELESS!

• There are some things money cannot buy…
• For everything else there’s “Flying” with WordPress

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• Giving credit where credit is due: Today’s post is based upon
McCann-Erickson’s classy, creative advert campaign crafted to
add a decidedly human dimension to folks carrying MasterCard

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• Giga Thank-Yous to both Y and WP!

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Thank-U AI

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As most folks, who’ve ever Googled their own websites, can likely attest, there really is that sudden rush associated with getting a glimpse at one’s name / website name gleaming in the virtual sunlight.

And that surge can morph / escalate to joyousness whenever everything goes beyond the perfunctory, one entry acknowledgment of one’s mere online existence.

Granted… long sigh… in all likelihood… AI has been calling all the shots.

Nevertheless, one can still entertain the old school notion that, instead, at least one set of human eyes has been pouring over one’s blogs on a regular basis; liking what (s)he is reading; so much so, that (s)he’ll opt to specifically link to at least one of your posts.

Case in point, mere moments ago, I discovered a grand total of 8 Links!

Well, at least “someone” is enjoying the view; i.e., my prevailing op-ed, prose and poetry POV; even if this is “only” being seen thru the eyes of AI

Naturally, in the event that an actual human being has / actual human beings have been going the extra mile / kilometer to promote my work, at this juncture, I’d like to amend my above headline; to wholeheartedly acknowledge YOUR existence by expressing, to YOU, my undying gratitude!

Those 8 Links really did make my day!

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Gratitude

5 Year Anniversary Achievement
My WordPress 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago, the WordPress welcome mat beckoned; invited this fleeing MySpace and Xanga, homeless blogger to migrate into this global community, afforded me the unique opportunity to, free of charge, present my commentary re life and politics (far too often vice versa) and the rest is history.

More importantly, I’ve also had the good fortune to meet many of you, my well-versed, multi-talented neighbors. Right from the outset, our virtual encounters have frequently enriched my life; even more so, now that the pandemic and accompanying socioeconomic instability and governmental upheaval have so radically redefined our lives.

Just knowing that, together, we’ll persevere, helps to alleviate my ofttimes overwhelming feelings of loneliness and despair.

On this auspicious occasion I’d like to thank WordPress and all of you, both the kindhearted residents and visitors, who’ve found / continue to find my content worthy of your precious time and attention!

Most assuredly, without you, my blogs would be little more than word documents gathering virtual dust!

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My Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude

 

I’d like to warmly welcome and sincerely thank the 60+ new WordPress bloggers / readers, who’ve deemed my content worthy of following, since the dawn of 2020. My apologies for not acknowledging you, individually… in a more timely manner.

However… there are ongoing, extenuating circumstances.

Were my ISP any more behind the times, they’d still be offering up dial-up… maybe even rotary dial telephones (actually my cellar’s phone is still such a model). They must’ve totally forgotten what their acronym’s middle letter stands for, too.

In all likelihood, their greedy CEO has pocketed more than his fair share of the profits, leaving little green to upgrade the infrastructure. Consequently, this blogger gets bogged down, daily, by tech woes, which no techies can solve (and I have sought out their help).

All of which negatively impacts my WordPress experience… thusly…

• Losing connection multiple times whenever I try to publish. This very afternoon I was offline for six freakin’ hours! My M.O. to work around this frustrating situation involves composing within word documents and then… during fleeting moments of connectivity… before my router’s red light flashes back on… frantically copying and pasting the content to this platform.

• When visiting your sites, I oft experience slow / incomplete loading (even minus the “Like” buttons) and posting comments / compliments proves iffy.

I have considered seeking ISP competitors… however… against the backdrop of the sickening, raging pandemic, justifiable civil unrest and reprehensible, impending Fascist overthrow of America… I find myself asking…

Of what Earthly use would a reliable Internet connection be, were that oval office autocrat to flip the Internet “kill switch” and/or march even more of his goosestepping goon squads down Main Street U.S.A. and/or allow his BFF, Corona-V, to bury whatever remains of humanity?

But, let’s end this post on a more positive note…

My gratitude to all 400+ of you, who follow / deem my content worthy of your precious time.

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You!

 

My gratitude to you, the WordPress Crew, for providing this blogger both the platform and opportunity to express myself for the past 4+ years; for your meticulous record-keeping re the analytics and your dispatching such data, virtually, at the speed of light.

I’d especially like to thank you, the good people, the 401 followers and the countless visitors of this site, who deem my written and audiovisual content worthy of your precious time. Were it not for you, my posts would be little more than online word documents, and as such, I probably would not have posted more than once per month, if even that.

Beyond that, I’m appreciative, too, for our virtual togetherness during this global pandemic, which not only helps mitigate the spread of that godforsaken pathogen but also helps mitigate our feelings of isolation.

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Blog (deck the hauls?)

 

So, what was your holiday haul like? Did any gift giver disappoint you?
Unless there’s a defect or size issue, graciously thank them and keep it.
If you still don’t want it, be charitable; donate it to someone who does.
The lousy alternative would be to insult the gift giver; or far worse yet,
pester them for a receipt; so you can greedily pocket the cash refund.

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Blog (hospitality/thanks)

 

I’d like to take a moment to extend my warmest welcome to all of my invited
guests; to express my from the heart gratitude to you, the fabulous readers,
who’ve been “munching on” and liking the homemade, fresh fortune cookie
blogs I have been preparing and serving up on our virtual dining room table!

 

 

 

 

 

My From the Heart Thanks

 

I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks and welcome aboard to 22 of my WordPress neighbors who, over the course of this summertime (wintertime if you dwell south of the equator), have started following my blog.

I’d also like to wholeheartedly thank, once more, my neighbors, who’ve been paying me virtual visits throughout all the years I’ve been dwelling within this wonderful WordPress community.

My further gratitude to all who’ve been deeming my content likeable and, at times, even comment worthy.

While I’d find it preferable to express such sentiments by connecting to you in an individual manner…

I must also deal with realities, which make it medically unwise for me… actually for any of us… to remain sedentary for prolonged online visits.

And visits can run far longer than expected, too, because I am oft battling daily connection problems… perpetrated by an ISP that feels little commitment to living up to the “P” part of that acronym. Funny how there’s no connection problem when they “provide” me their monthly bill (ha-ha… I think).

Although online related complications can limit me… dictate what I cannot do… it’s my can-do spirit that will never limit my commitment to blogging out informative, useful and, maybe, even entertaining content that will live up to and may, someday, even exceed your expectations.

Since I cannot say this enough… once more… my from the heart thanks to you all.