I received this message via FB today from our good friend and favorite Idiot Mark Pakulak from Texas.
*** Due to issues with WordPress, I will be deleting this blog in the coming days. I will continue my bike ride across Europe and will post daily updates on my Facebook page at Mark G Pakulak (Runaway Bay, Tx). See you all on FB! ***
If you are not aware of the difficulties Mark has had in the last few days you can catch up on his Face Book.
To me, Mark was WordPress so I will sorely miss his presence here but will follow him anywhere. It is important to read what Mark has written on the rules and policies of WP because I think a lot of us really I not aware.
He brought a lot of class, laughter, and tears to us and a day with out The Idiot was like a day without..well you know what I mean.
The worst of it is that he has lost all his valuable insights.
When I began blogging I used to write my posts out on Word first and then copy them into WP. Eventually I got comfortable enough to write directly on to the post entry and I know many of you do the same thing. It saves time. But not in the long run. WP can at anytime vaporize your blog as can any similar site. So just a cautionary word to be sure you have what you create safe somewhere in addition to your blog site.
MISS YOU HERE MARK but will see you in the funny papers..I mean on facebook.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.
Why …THE QUEST! – our sacred mission, to bring to your eyes, minds and hearts and possibly nightmares, unsolicited declarations of our wit, our intelligence, our hopes, our fears, our skeletons, our not so hidden sins, our crimes against humanity, our Joan of Arc martyrdom of it all, our heroism, our cowardice, our illusions, our delusions. Our SELVES!
Yes and you get it everyday, without fail. For we are
THE POSTADAY2011 Squadron! You lucky lucky lucky readers,
Inner Voice: Get of the soapbox Chris…calm yourself…take a deep breath..and get it done!
K, so the idea is to post your own three favorites of the first third. This is really tough for me as I crack myself up regularly, rolling on the floor at my own genius. Or I do a sentimental piece that mercilessly decimates the gate keepers of my tear ducts and opens the dam for a satisfying, cleansing, good for the complexion, old fashioned cry.