Since the Guardian disaster, the Philippines Navy has been slightly more present on the web than I seem to remember. For example, per their Facebook page, they put out their manifesto: By 2020, Shall be the Navy’s capable and reliable fighting Force at Sea, responsive to the needs of our maritime nation:
Imagine if Facebook thought you were dead. And they turned your normally jolly Facebook page into a memorial page. That is precisely what occurred to Rusty Foster. His friends pranked him and emailed Facebook an obituary of a guy named Rusty Foster. Except, of course, it was another Rusty. A far rustier one, born in 1924. Sheesh, I hope no NavyOnes die this week. . .
On the right side of the Facebook page for the Discovery Channel, there is a place for the audience to leave messages. And most folks are not happy about American Guns being cancelled in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Discovery also has a picture section with chopper photos detailing the results (Paul Junior vs Jesse James vs Fast N Loud vs Paul Senior) of Chopper Live, the Revenge:
I do like Paul Junior’s bike. Classic and clean. . .
Paula Asher was arrested for a LOL of hers. No joke. A real LOL on her Facebook page got her thrown in jail for two days. Kentucky don’t play, not when it comes to DUIs. . .
The 2013 Dodge Dart has a space under the front seat to store schtuff. It is like a hinged jump seat. Pop it up, and you have a first aid kit:
Should you be an exotic car aficionado (Italian for
cashew, almond nut), you probably should check out the ishoothotrods Facebook page. They have all sorts of sweet sleds. Like this Pantera GTS:
I’ve heard of backseat drivers, but a backseat engine?
Yes, these are Libyan Special Forces. Observe their Marine Corps-ish camouflage. (And camo t-shirts.) Cringe at their Facebook-like poses. Ignore the cover on backwards:
Writer’s Digest is a magazine that could be either annoying or helpful. They spam you with all sorts of emails detailing their latest junk articles. And occasionally, very very rarely, they strew an emerald among the gravel.
Their latest masterpiece is titled: THE 12 DOS AND DON’TS OF WRITING A BLOG. Of which, I pass and fail in my usual manner:
Find your focus.
Really? I fail. I write what I enjoy or what strikes me at the time. Yes, I miss stories. But only because I have nothing to add to them. The latest Marine Corps crash? I did not blog it. I thought it tragic, but I had nothing to add that was not already known. God bless those guys, would be perhaps my only addition.
Be relatable, be yourself.
4 I’s: I don’t know. I think I am relatable. I post a lot. I enjoy myself.
Use links within your posts.
Respond to blog comments.
Yup. Yup. And yup.
Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Anywhere Else You Can.
No. I. Don’t. Post. Anywhere. But. Here. (And I have a Facebook app that posts automatically to F’book. But it is often f’booked up. . .)
Okay, here are the things not to do:
Set Unrealistic Goals.
Too late. I set goals and surpassed them a long time ago. I did not intend to be unread. But once I met a consistent readership, I just enjoy posting.
Limit your word count.
I don’t limit my word count. Although, I have not written the long 1.5K word-long posts recently. I may. Tomorrow. That is what a blog is for, right? Spontaneity.
Make grammar mistakes.
I ain’t never.
Write long paragraphs.
Avoid trying new things.
I am trying this, right?
Here is the bottom line: do your thing. Write your blog however you want. Have fun. Follow your fire. Write what makes you laugh. Or what gets your hackles up. Wherever your hackles are. . .
Chances are, you know you a Lola. And she is somewhat on the hairy side. As in, her left side is hairy. And her right side is hairy too! ‘Cuz Lola is the most popular name for female dogs and cats:
Truth be told, we’ve come a long way from the days when names like Spot and Fido sufficed.
And we should know, since we culled Vetstreet’s records to determine the feline and canine names that have been trending up over the past 12 years.
For some added insight about these increasingly popular names, we also asked Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard and creator of babynamewizard.com, to help us make sense of why less-than-expected monikers, such as Zoey and Bentley, are all the rage these days.
I am just hoping Lola is going to Facebook friend me. You know: whatever Lola wants. . .
Have you heard of this
few nangled new-fangled thingee called Facebook? No?!? Allow me to introduce it to you. Despite the name, my Facebook site features neither faces, nor books.
So what am I going to do with my Facebook page? I have not the foggiest. I really don’t. I don’t Facebook (is that a verb too?) in my private life. So I imagine I am in for a steep learning curve.
Interesting observation, I have an advertisement on my Facebook page offering Ice Dam Roofing Solutions. Living in the lovely Republic of California, I do not require such a cold-weather fix. But the website has a little gimmick, it features three nail sounds when you click on it. Tap, tap, tap. Wooster Roofing, you owe me!
In the meantime, anyone who understands this new Facebook gizmo feel free to offer suggestions either by comments or by email. I have not felt this befuddled since I wore out my abacus and had to move up to a clothes-line/clothes-pin contraption. I always forget which way to slide the pins!
Update: Excellent, someone on Facebook “liked” me. Wait, the gentlemen appears vaguely ursine-like. Argggh, it is my nemesis, Digs! We meet yet again, Digger. Prepare ye yourself for our final battle. . .