Home again…

At least for a while. My paycheck job took me to North Idaho for a few days. During this time, I missed some of your posts. This happens from time to time and there isn't much I can really do about it.

There is a trick I pull, and it might be interesting to my fellow bloggers. I surf into my stats and find the one about my most frequent commenters. I can click on them and go directly to their blogs. The point is that bloggers enjoy interaction, and I try to never miss those who interact the most. I may not be unique here, and it pays to interact on the blogs you enjoy. Say hi, leave a comment, it matters.

I'll get back in the swing for a few days, then we're taking a real vacation to the coast. I'll keep in touch, but won't give up family time or events either.

We saw several large forest fires on our trip. I'm always the driver, so I don't have any photos for you. Everyone else snapped a few. There is one East of Grangeville that looks like a volcano on top of the mountains. All of Idaho is covered in smoke, and visibility is limited.

I have company coming in today, so this post is going to be short. I need to accomplish a few promotional things before they arrive. I'm working on September and even October events, but it all happens in August.

Please visit Ali Isaac's blog today. She's running something new called Friday Fantastic Flash and asking for participants. I participated, and you should too. When I checked my stats this morning, I noticed something funny. My re-blog of Ali's site was my 666th post. Had I known that I would have prepared something paranormal, but my micro fiction is a bit of science fiction fun.

To come full circle, leave a comment at Ali's site. She participates in her comments too, and I'm checking regularly to answer any comments I might get.


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31 responses to “Home again…

  1. 666 posts–wow. I have a long way to go before I reach that, but I’m already anticipating the fun I could have. I can’t imagine many bloggers get to that point though. That’s some longevity! (Well, for someone who only posts weekly to every other week like me.)

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  2. Ali Isaac

    Cheers Craig! Those forest fires sound kinda scary to me. Probably comes from the fact that I live in such a wet soggy boggy country, I cant imagine the land being so tinder dry.

    666 posts, hey? I never realised how prolific you are! How long has it taken you to get there? I think Im around 350 ish, been blogging with WP just over 2 years. Cant imagine there being a time when I didnt blog!

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    • I started blogging in Fall of 2013. I try to post every day but Tuesday and Thursday. Nothing is set in stone, and I don’t always hit those days. Most folks get 1000 followers in one year, but I’ve never gotten to that mark. The followers I have are very loyal and supportive, and that’s a more important concept. Grateful to have you along for the ride.

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      • Ali Isaac

        Really??? Its taken me over two years to get to just over half that amount of followers! We must be doing something wrong! 😁 Well but its not about quantity, is it? Like you, I get great interaction from my followers and that makes me very happy!

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      • Many things go into our number of followers. A male author blogged as an adventurous female author and used a cute graphic as his Gravitar. Numbers skyrocketed. Maybe I ought to start a blog for Lisa, and write as her.

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      • Ali Isaac

        Lol! That would be fun! I wonder who I could be?

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      • Anyone you want, I suppose. His shtick worked because it was presented as real life. Lisa the robot might make someone suspicious. It’s a tempting experiment.


  3. I’ve been busy and I know I’ve missed posts, too. Coincidentally, yesterday on NPR I heard a report about the wild fires in the west. I didn’t know they were in so many states, and that firefighters from New Zealand and Australia were coming to help fight them. Apparently, the US has sent firefighters to those places, too. There are Canadian firefighters here, too.

    Congratulations on your 666th post!

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  4. I was reading your comments. You should post as Lisa! I think I speak for everyone when I say, we love her so much. Honestly, I don’t know how you blog so many times a week and write and work full-time and…

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  5. Oops. Writing a snarky character now. She must have slipped out. 🙂

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  6. I like the way you alluded to how you make a point to communicate with the bloggers who leave a comment. I do the same.
    Enjoy your weekend company and all that 🙂

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  7. Interesting about the fires in Idaho. I used to live in Northern California and once those puppy’s got started it was hell getting them out.

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  8. Sorry I missed this post on Friday. I hosted a family reunion on Saturday with out-of-state relatives coming in and Friday was party-prep day. Everything was fabulous, but now I’m playing catch-up online. Congrats on all your posts! You are blazing a trail.

    Speaking of which, glad you only saw those forest fires from a distance, but all that smoke sounds freaky!

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  9. Oh, I hate when we get fires. I wish I could send some of this rain your way.

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