Blogging Commenter Stereotypes

The Kleenex-Boxer
Take your pick.   These Empaths will burst into tears at the slightest mention of love, spouses, children, life, death, health, sickness, a motivational quote, a poem, chocolate or Oprah.  Makes you wonder how some people handled Real Life before the internet.

The Scrappers
Like two kids in a schoolyard who don’t get along.   They’ll visit your blog, pick a fight with each other, trash the living room, and then leave the place a mess.

The Hi-Jacker
Makes a smart-ass comment, encourages others to follow, and ends up derailing your whole comment thread.    Sometimes tag-teams with another hijacker, in which case, you might as well just hand over the keys to your blog, and come back tomorrow.

The Stranger
Comes by once every 6 months, leaves one comment, and then goes away again.  (Uhhh…okay.  Thanks for showing up!)

The Stalker
Comments a little bit too much, perhaps.  Or the comments are a bit edgy..to the point of scaring off your other readers.   (This is why I’m glad I don’t use my real name on my blog!)

The Melt-Downer
Someone will have a tantrum and start to lose it.    They might even verbally abuse other bloggers, before self-destructing in a major snit-fit.   This doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it’s very entertaining to watch.

The English-Perfessor
Constantly provides obscure quotes or artsy literature references to help emphasize the point they’re trying to make.  (Oooh, look at me, I’m well-read!)

The Preacher
Can’t comment, without including the following statement:  “If we only (fill in the blank) a little bit more, we can make a difference, and the world will be a better place“.    (Thanks for that…now go  back to crunching your granola.)

The Blogger
Their comment is so long, it might as well be a whole blog post itself!    (Get off the fence, already.   Tell us how you REALLY feel!)

The Martyr
They’ll apologize for not commenting sooner.    That’s because they feel obliged to follow 500 blogs and comment on each and every one.

The Cry-Babies
You poke fun at something which (God Forbid) might not be PC.   Everyone thinks it’s hilarious, except for the Cry-baby, of course, who takes offense.   There one in every crowd.   (Wah.)

The Wise Philosopher
They’ll often start a debate, in an attempt to try to make the other person “think” and see both sides of the story.   Because they know better than the rest of us (or at least, they think they do).

The Apple-Polisher
Doesn’t matter what you write.  They’ll tell you “Oh, yes…thank you for this wonderful post. It changed my life! I so TOTALLY agree! I’m going to follow your advice RIGHT NOW!“.    You’re not sure if they’re sincere or not.   But if you combine the Apple-Polisher with the Kleenex-Boxer, watch out and prepare to get soaked in estrogen-tears.

The Cool Kids
The Apple Polisher’s goal is graduate to this next level.   The Cool Kids comment using code-words and inside jokes that only the other Cool Kids know about.   They’re obviously quite pleased to be within the Sacred Inner Circle, and they like to let you know it.

The Class Clown
They dont’ really care what your post is about.  All they want to do is to make make everyone else ROFOL or LOL.    They often work in co-operation with the Hi-Jackers.

The Mutual Admiration Society
This is where the commenter and the blogger get into a group hug, and won’t let go.    Watch for the following dialogue:

“You’re the best.”
“No…YOU are.”
“No…YOU’RE the best..” (ad infinitum)

(Gagggg!  Where are my air-sickness bags?)

The Cynic
They like to leave snarky comments, but without the smiley-face emoticons.   So you’re never sure if they’re taking a shot at you,  or just having fun.   I never could figure these people out…they sure do keep you on your toes…guessing.

Cheech (or Chong)
Like you know when you get these comments in one long sentence without any punctuation and it’s like the persons’ been smoking weed or is drunk and they’re so brain dead they’re just rambling out random thoughts in no coherent order man I really hate comments like that they just annoy me so much but it’s all part of blogging I guess so we just have to accept it you know like whatever?

The WannaBees
I feel sorry for these people. They’re new to blogging. They’ll visit and leave sincere comments and try to take part in the discussion. But they’re often ignored, especially by the Cool Kids.

Maybe they just need to polish a few more apples.

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107 Comments on “Blogging Commenter Stereotypes”

  1. feefifoto Says:

    Friar, once again you’ve left out crucial categories:

    Willy Loman: the commenter who drops by only to sell you something

    The Nitpicker: the commenter who’s just looking for an opportunity to correct you by adding something to your post

    What? Me? Nah…

  2. Kelly Says:

    Friar,

    Oh, now you really have gone too far.

    You’ve described every one of my commenting tactics and I’ll be too embarrassed ever to come ’round here (four times a day) to comment (and say snarky things) or get into a discussion (double-entendre-festival with Janice) or tell you how great your watercolors are (and your unbearably funny rants) and leave my patented longcomments (with way too many parentheticals).

    What the heck am I gonna do (who the heck am I gonna stalk) now?

    Feefi—My Willy Lomans get booted. Instantly. With a polite email to come back when they want to play, which sadly, they never do. Because I love a rollicking, thoughtful, awesome comment section. The more the merrier!

    Regards,

    Kelly

  3. Mike Goad Says:

    Interesting observations…. and deep…. I think. 😉

  4. Friar Says:

    @Fee
    Those are two good ones! (Despite the nitpicking!) 🙂

    @Kelly
    Oh, there’s nothing wrong with being a commenting stereotype.

    I’m the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. I recognize myself in at least 4-5 of these categories!

    @Mike
    I’m always DEEP. (Maybe that’s another type of commenter!)

  5. Mike Goad Says:

    My point exactly! 😉

    (Though I did change “DEEP” to “deep” before posting my comment to keep from being TOO obvious 😉 )

  6. Friar's Mom Says:

    Wee Friar,

    So where do I fit in?

    I’m not quite a Six-month Stranger and definitely not a WannaBee.

  7. the three dog blogger Says:

    WHat about the ones that never finish their sente…..

  8. Friar Says:

    @Mike
    Amy told me I’m the deepest friar she knows. I suppose that’s true. I guess I’ll take that as a compliment. 🙂

    @Friar’s Mom
    You’re a semi-lurker. Someone who reads the blog regularly, but who’s too shy to comment very much.

    @three dog blogger
    Oh, those are the attention deficit commenters who…

  9. Eyeteaguy Says:

    I’m gonna skip the smart ass comment, just hand over the effing keys.

    And the only reason I’m a Cynic is that I can’t find the bloody smiley’s on my keyboard.

    Eyeteaguy

  10. Friar Says:

    @Eyeteaguy

    Yes, but you DO keep me guessing.

    And on rare occasions when you praise my blog, it only makes it that much more special. 🙂

  11. Brett Legree Says:

    @Friar,

    Gee, do we know any blog Hi-Jackers?

    @Eyeteaguy,

    Whenever someone calls me a cynic, I always smile and say, “thank you for the compliment”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynics

  12. Beth Partin Says:

    I want to be the hi-jacker. Now if I could just think of a smart-ass comment…

  13. Brett Legree Says:

    @Beth,

    Something involving inflatable gorillas with big bananas might be appropriate…

  14. Karen JL Says:

    @ Brett – Damn. I think I was in on that gorilla/banana hi-jack…(at least at your place)

    @ Friar – Yes, which one *could* you be??? *cough*hijacker*cough*

    I just might be a hi-jacker/class clown combo. But only here of course. 🙂

  15. Brett Legree Says:

    @Karen JL,

    That you were, that you were 😉 and it is okay to have multiple personality disorder when it comes to this…

  16. Friar Says:

    @Brett
    Yeah…don’t you just HATE Hi-jackers? 😉

    @Beth
    Sometimes hi-jacking it’s hard to do on your own. It helps to have a partner in crime.

    @Karen
    Brett and I have used the inflatable gorilla/banana so often, I’ve lost track.

    (OMG..look. We’re using “inside jokes”. Does that make us COOL KIDS?).

    Lord, I hope not.

  17. Brett Legree Says:

    @Friar,

    Yeah, those blog Hi-Jackers are a bunch of bloody bastards for sure 😉

  18. Friar Says:

    @Brett
    Just google “20 foot inflatable gorilla” and check out the images.

    They’re EVERYWHERE!

    I think they’re AWESOME! 🙂

  19. Kelly Says:

    Friar,

    You are SUCH a cool kid, that to get the full gorilla effect, one has to have stalked you not just here, but to every other place you’ve trashed with your inflatable nuisances.

    😉

    Later,

    Kelly

  20. Friar Says:

    @Kelly
    Oh, I can’t take full responsibility for that. Brett helped quite a bit.

  21. Kelly Says:

    Okay, okay, you can BOTH be Cool Kids.

    (As if I’d know!)

  22. Todd Smith Says:

    Friar – What do you say we hi-jack Kelly’s blog? Oh, wait, we already do that. 🙂

  23. hannah78 Says:

    Ha! Good post (I’m just a bit of an apple polisher. LOL) I HATE the malevolent stalkers, not people that follow your blog, but the pathetic ones who have no life whatsoever and try to follow you all over the internet. *Sigh* they truly suck!

  24. Friar Says:

    @Kelly

    No, no, nooooo! I don’t WANNA be a Cool Kid! (you can’t make me!).

    @Todd
    Well, what say we do it AGAIN? 🙂

    @hannah
    Fortunately, I never had a serious malevolent internet stalker. Though some friends of mine did. From what they told me, it was awful. There’s some scary people out there!

  25. Brett Legree Says:

    A long time ago in the infancy of the internet, when we used to use text based web browsers, I got into a debate with some guy (it was on a paintball web site).

    He got really upset that I wouldn’t back down (hey, he was wrong!) and he literally threatened to kill me.

    So I asked him where he lived. He told me, and then I said, “Well, you’re in luck, you only live about 90 minutes away from me – why don’t you get in your car and come and kill me” and I proceeded to tell him how to find me, name, address, everything.

    I lived for another two years in that apartment and “Mr. Hardboiled” never showed up.

    I was disappointed. I even kept some cold beer in the fridge, just in case.

  26. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    Sounds like you got a combination of a Crybaby/Stalker.

    I think that guy was lucky he never bothered to show up at your place. You’d have your Viking axe ready, to teach him a lesson. (Nyargh).

  27. Kelly Says:

    Brett,

    I love that story. Says volumes.

    Friar,

    I married one of the scary people. That’s why I don’t worry about anybody else on the ‘net. I’ve seen the worst it can do!

  28. Friar Says:

    @Kelly

    Brett’s a really nice guy. But I certainly wouldnt’ want to get on his bad side.

    You never know what those Splat Creek Valley boys will do, if they’re pushed too hard. 😉

    PS. There are scary women too. (I dated one once!)

  29. Eyeteaguy Says:

    I dare someone to write a comment that incorporates ALL the types.

    I’d do it myself but Friar might get mad at me. >:(=)

    Eyeteaguy

  30. Friar Says:

    @Eyeteaguy

    Oh…GO FOR IT! Nobody will get mad.

    (No crybabies allowed at the Deep Friar!)

  31. Brett Legree Says:

    I used to carry a Viking axe, but it was too conspicuous, so I started carrying a “tickle stick” instead.

    http://www.batondefense.com/

    (I actually do have one of these, but I don’t carry it around. Anymore.)

  32. Beth Partin Says:

    Can I do a hijack with inflatable gorillas and small bananas?

  33. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    What about your kettle weights? Just swing one of those at your attacker, right upside the head!

    @Beth
    The BEST hijacks have been done with gorillas and bananas. You can never have enough of these! 🙂

  34. Brett Legree Says:

    The kettlebells are good for “finishing moves”. The tickle stick is much quicker and can be used to disable the sonovabiatch so he can’t run away…

  35. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    I don’t know where you come up with these things.

    What do you do? Google “Things that can be used to disable sonovabitches so they can’t run away?”

    The thing is, you probably do. 🙂

  36. Brett Legree Says:

    @Friar,

    LOL I read law enforcement magazines sometimes (hence that interview I had a couple of weeks back) – amazing what the police have and it makes you realize why you should not be a bad guy…

  37. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    I’m just waiting for the Kung-fu stars, and num-chuks.

  38. Brett Legree Says:

    @Friar,

    Well, I do have a couple of stars somewhere, but they’re pretty useless unless you smear them with dung and the victim doesn’t have a tetanus shot…

  39. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    Can’t you just throw them really hard, till they lodge in your attackers forehead?

    (That’s how I thought those things worked, based on what I’ve seen in the movies)

  40. Brett Legree Says:

    Generally they were used as a distraction-type weapon. But thanks to Hollywood…

  41. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    Hey, lookit all the comments from you today. Are you my Stalker-of-the-Week? 🙂

  42. Brett Legree Says:

    Yeah, and I know where you live too… heh heh

  43. XUP Says:

    Now I’m completely self-conscious about commenting here. But I see it hasn’t stopped me. Hmmm.

  44. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    And I know where YOU live, and what YOUR kids look like.

    Heh heh heh.

    Let’s call it a draw! 🙂

  45. Friar Says:

    @XUP

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with being a commenting stereotype. At least we know where we stand.

    “To thine own self be true” isn’t that what they say?

    (Ooh, look, now I’m a Perfesser!) 🙂

  46. Brett Legree Says:

    @Friar,

    My kids can hunt at night, in the dark, with spears… be very, very careful 😉

    Actually, it’s a good thing I do know where you live, or I’d have nothing to do on Thursdays…

  47. Friar Says:

    @Brett

    Notice we’ve not been doing it Tuesdays or Wednesdays too? 😉

    Bring that Viking movie tomorrow. I could use some good blood and gore.

  48. Brett Legree Says:

    Hey, why not? Why wait until Thursday. Tuesday is just as good, right?

    Yeah, I will bring that – should be awesome.


  49. You spelt Professor wrong…again.

  50. Friar Says:

    @Brett
    Wonder if we should watch Eric the Viking one of these nights?

    I liked it..but that was 20 years ago.

    @Eyeteaguy

    What? Isn’t that how they spell it? (according to Gilligan’s Island?)


  51. And you are a Dr.? Dr. Suess perhaps?

    I watched Erik the Viking on the weekend. I laughed.

    On your next Thursday “think tank” (drink tank) ask Brett to tell you about the first time I met him. (Speaking about weapons….)

    Eyeteaguy

  52. Friar Says:

    @Eyeteaguy

    Somehow, I think that story will involve alcohol. Or guns. (Or both).

  53. Brett Legree Says:

    Eyeteaguy tells the story the best, of course. Mainly because he was the only one who wasn’t drunk at the time.

    🙂


  54. Beer, yes. It was in Brett’s hand.
    Guns, yes. They covered his bed. Yes, covered, implying more than one. I think there were 3, all stipped down and oiled…. the guns, not Brett. Did I mention he has a hairey ass? He was answering the phone, long storey. Anyway where was I? Oh yes, Brett’s guns. He had a lot and that was my first impression…. and then he turned on his stereo. And I was renting the room next door. I thought the year was gonna suck but it turned out to be the best.

    Anyway, I’ll give the keys back now.

    Eyeteaguy

  55. Friar Says:

    (Shudder)

    (Trying to shake the image of Brett’s hairy ass out of my head).

  56. Brett Legree Says:

    Heh heh my original “babies” (my paintball guns, back when I used to play…) had a special place in that room I rented. And the boys downstairs sort of stayed out of my way because of them I think…

    That was a good year, wasn’t it (hairy ass or not – hey, it worked for Sean Connery)


  57. What..? He has a hairy ass. You ever seen a bald donkey? Sheesh, you are one weird dude Friar.

    @ Brett.

    No, they stayed out of your way because you yelled a lot and threw firecrackers at them. Wait, wait, that was me. Maybe they were afraid of your guns.

  58. Steph Says:

    Hmmm, no wonder I don’t really fit in any of the above categories. Lately I’ve been a total Lurker.

  59. Friar Says:

    @Steph

    Yeah…it’s been strange comment thread today. No wonder you’re lurking today.

    Imagine me…HIJACKED on my own blog! 🙂


  60. Heheh, I don’t think I see myself in this list (whew – big sigh of relief) but you go ahead and let me know if I fit one of these comment types.

    Plus, I have one to add: the lurker (who reads regularly and has comment-like thoughts but doesn’t post them)

  61. Friar Says:

    @Melissa

    Well…when I come to think of it…YOU might be a lurker!

    (NOT that there’s anything wrong with that!) 🙂

  62. veredd Says:

    I think I am sometimes an apple-polisher.

    Sorry.

    😉

  63. Daphne Says:

    Er, new to your blog (found it through Writer Dad) so not sure if I should interrupt the Cool Kids by adding my comment. 😉 Your post was hilarious and I just want to say I enjoyed reading it. I guess this makes me an Apple Polisher!

  64. Friar Says:

    @vered
    Actually, I don’t think you polish apples too much…(at least on my blog, you don’t!) 🙂

    @Daphne
    Welcome to the Deep Friar! Don’t mind Brett and Eyeteaguy….they just went a bit nuts yesterday. My blog isn’t hijacked like this….(usually).

    I don’t think a gentle compliment once in a while is apple polishing.

    But DO I like to poke fun at the commenters, who repeatedly keep telling us how GREAT the other bloggers are, the best thing since sliced bread, oh-you-are-so-wonderful, etc. 😉


  65. Hey! I drop by more than once every six months! Three. At the most!

    I come laugh at the clowns, have my face painted and ride the pony. Then I’m good for another few months. 😉

  66. Eyeteaguy Says:

    “Don’t mind Brett and Eyeteaguy….they just went a bit nuts yesterday. My blog isn’t hijacked like this….(usually).”

    Ummmm, like every post? If your posts were more enlightened, intelligent and funny, Brett and I would not have to drop in and spice it up.

    We are actually doing you a great service. From what I understand people only visit your blog to read what Brett and I say about it. Oh, and to see your cartoons.

    Glad to be of help.

    Eyeteaguy

  67. Friar Says:

    @Nicole
    Well, Hel-LO, stranger! 🙂

    @Eyeteaguy
    Yeah, sorry my posts are so boring. I’ll try to make them more interesting…so that you and Brett don’t have to waste your “precious moments” of free time to liven things up there.


  68. Gosh, and I came here looking for a post on Bob Dylan or dildoos. Sigh….

  69. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Oh don’t sweat it Friar, I don’t mind. Its all part of the service.

    Although 68 comments to your post. That’s pretty awesome.

    Eyeteaguy


  70. @Eyeteaguy – 69 comments AND all the hits he’s going to get because I snuck in Bob Dylan and dildos. Only, I think I spelled dildoos incorrectly in my first comment. But thankfully, I think I spelled dildos properly in this comment. And I know I spelled Bob Dylan corrently in both comments.

  71. Friar Says:

    @Panther

    Someone “Stumbled Upon” this post and it’s got some heavy traffic. But nowhere near as much as Bob Dylan…sigh.

    @Eyeteaguy
    Including this, that’s 70 comments. (That’s a new record, I think!).

    But does it count when 90% of the discussion was made by the same 3 people (inculding myself)?

  72. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Of course it counts, don’t be silly.

    I like Bob Dylan too, especially when he plays on stage live with dildos.

    Bob Dylan and the Dildos, has a nice ring to it.

    Perhaps if I type Bob Dylan one more time you’ll break 100?

    Eyeteaguy

    71 comments….

    Bob Dylan


  73. Bob Dylan and the Dildos. I like that! I like Friar and the Dildos even more, should Friar ever consider putting together a Boy Band.


  74. @Friar – have Eyeteaguy and I earned the right to be called Hi-Jackers now?

  75. Eyeteaguy Says:

    I was already a hi-Jacker, but you can come along if you want. I still have the keys. You can ride shotgun.

    Bob Dylan playing with his Dildos on-stage. Sounds x-rated…. cool.

    Eyeteaguy

    Do other 60’s folk artists work too? Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Canadian).

  76. Friar Says:

    @Panther

    Okay…YOU brought up the dildos. NOT me!

    As for me starting a boy band…

    Oh yeah…THAT’LL WORK!!! 😦

    @Eyeteaguy
    Panther’s referring to a post I wrote about Bob Dylan back in July. It triggered the right key word and I had something like 2000 hits that day. (And I’ve never repeated that, ever since).

    Poor Brett’s missing out on all this. (Probably because big brother’s blocking my site on his computer). So lucky for you, Panther can ride shot-gun on the Hijacking.

    I saw Bob Dylan in concent once, in Hamilton. I figured it’d be good to see him, before he died of a drug overdose or burnout or something.

    That was 1989…and he’s still alive and kicking. Amazing.

  77. Brett Legree Says:

    Nah, I was just in a meetin’…

    I figure that Bob Dylan wouldn’t be “Bob Dylan and the Dildos” because of his vintage.

    He’d be “Vinnie and The Vibrators”, kind of like David Bowie doing “Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars”.

    @Panther,

    I guess a dildoo would be better than a dildon’t, because a dildon’t wouldn’t get much use, and then it would just be a funny looking stick stuffed away in the bedside drawer.

    Although the batteries wouldn’t be dead all the time.


  78. I remember that post. I think we should do some research and find out how we can get 100,000 visitors to your site in one day. There has got to be a way and we are all smart people.

    We have to get Google, YouTube and Facebook in on it. Hmmm, I’m thinking…….

    Eyeteaguy

  79. Kelly Says:

    The Great StumbleUpon Conspiracy. Friar writes a great one, and we all Stumble it like it’s the most wonderful thing ever written (not like he emailed us in advance and said “this is the day”). Maybe even throw in a few Diggs for good measure.

    Then come do it at MCE, because I want 100,000 visits in a day, too. The Conspiracy of the Travelling Stumbles?

    Ooooh, the blogo-greed…

  80. Friar Says:

    @Brett
    Seems to me a band with “Dildo” in it should be from Newfoundland or somethin’.

    @Eyeteaguy
    Yeah…we can target my blog…then take turns targeting each other’s. Let’s organize public “swarmings”. Everyone gets 100,000 visits…at least ONCE.

    I”m already tickled pink…I think this puts me at 80 comments.

    HOLY CRAP! This almost puts me in the same league as the Cool Kid Bloggers. (You know, the ones who write about what they ate for breakfast, and they’ll have 200 comments telling them how smart they are!).

    @Kelly
    I don’t even know how Stumbledupon works. Does someone say “Check out this post”? Is that’s all that’s required?

    If that’s the case, then howcum we don’t do it to each other all the time? (Or ourselves?) And generate tons of traffic for each other?

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m NOT trying to be a Cool Kid an increase my traffic. But I’m just puzzled by the whole thing. (???) 😮

  81. Kelly Says:

    Friar,

    It is this painfully easy.

    Go here:
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/

    Get yourself a login (where it says “start here” in the top right).

    You can have a cool SU toolbar that makes Stumbling other people’s blogs a one-click deal, whether they have a widget or not, except if you use Safari on a Mac 😦

    Or you can click on the widget-thingys at the bottom of people’s posts that say “Share This” or “Stumble This” or whatever, if they have such a widget. You may write a little “This one’s great & here’s why,” which I guess is helpful, or not. There’s a whole science around it which interests me not one whit.

    It *is* dead-simple and quick to do, and I really should do it more often.

    I’m terrible about it. I do it about once a month, when someone takes my breath away with an amazing post. Serious folks Stumble a few posts per day, with lower standards than that, which I guess gets more people to Stumble you back or some such. I’m not blown away that often, and I save it for that.

    Please do so for ME all the time. Hehehe.

    And what’s so dirty ’bout wanting to increase your traffic? Don’t you want to spread the Philosophies of Friar?

    I sure do. I tell anybody who’ll listen that you’re a super read.

    But I don’t Stumble enough. *sigh*

    Anyway, that’s it. Now you know, no excuses.

    Later…

  82. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Ok, I have installed Stumbled Upon. I hate anything that requires a toolbar but, for Friar, anything.

    I have Stumbled Upon Friar’s site but I have no friends (no surprise there). We’ll have to link folks into this if its gonna work.

    1,000,000 hits here we go!

    Eyeteaguy

  83. Friar Says:

    @Kelly

    Thanks…I KNEW I could depend on my Kelli-Pedia.

    @Eyeteaguy

    Okay…after me, then we do YOU. Then we do Kelly.

  84. Kelly Says:

    Friar,

    Maybe this will be the start of my being better about SU.

    Probably not, because for some reason (maybe ‘cuz there’s no Safari toolbar) I’m StumbleForgetful. But since I sorta started this, I gave you a Stumble, too.

    Onward!


  85. If you get too many stumbles on a post, your site actually gets banned from Stumble. I don’t know. Some kind of bell curve, democratic thing. Anyway, maybe we can get Friar his first stumble AND banned on the same day.

  86. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Yeah! Let’s get Friar banned!

    And if we do me next it won’t be hard to beat my all time record of 6 visits.

    That’s because I am sooooooo cool, no one understands me. No friends you see, ‘cept Brett and I pay him $50 a month to say that he is. He takes PayPal, its very convenient.

    Eyeteaguy

  87. Brett Legree Says:

    I also take BeerPal if you don’t have any cash.

    Which reminds me, Friar, I’ll be over in 10 minutes.

  88. Kelly Says:

    Panther,

    I dunno about that… if you take a look at the front page, there’s stuff on it right now with over a hundred Stumbles. If it’s possible to get the post banned, it must be a pretty high threshhold.

    I do know that there’s a downside to being your own Stumbler too often, but you can Stumble yourself once in a while with no ill effects.

    Friar,

    All I ever really wanted to know about SU I learned from Caroline Middlebrook. If you ever decide to chase traffic and don’t want to be slimy about it, read her blog. We started at about the same time and I’ve been reading her since the beginning. She’s great, because she’s all out there and totally, painfully honest about it.

    Later-later…

  89. Friar Says:

    @Kelly
    Well, I guess I could look into Stumbled Upon and learn how to use it. And read Caroline Middlebrook. Probably eventually will, once I host my own site and try to sell stuff. Right now, it’s just one more thing to distract me…I only want to spend so much time blogging.

    @Panther
    Really? Getting banned? Heh. Wouldn’t surprise me. It’s probably a Cool Kids conspiracy to make sure no johnny-come-latelies become too popular.

    @Eyeteaguy
    If I remember, wasn’t I one of those 6 commenters?

    @Brett
    Beer-pal. Hey..now THERE’s a great internet idea!


  90. I’d say a few hijackers got in here (cough BrettEyeteaguyKelly cough). I suppose it’s just payback for all the times you’ve hijacked other blogs! 😉

  91. Friar Says:

    @Alex

    I know…and it looks like Panther is thinking of crossing over to the Dark Side, and becoming a hi-jacker too!

    By the way…to make up for me being a smart ass…check out my latest post. There’s a sincere story (for a change) about overcoming procrastination.

    Not written by me, though. But by Friar’s Mom….

  92. Andrew Says:

    The ‘Blogger’ category usually describes me to a tea, although I have to admit to feeling like a ‘Wannabie’ on many occasions as well.

    I personally have a tendency to write comments which are almost as long, if not longer than the post upon which I am commenting, particularly if I feel strongly about the topic of discussion.

    Whilst good, thoughtful comments are a blessing to the blogosphere, one can go over the top with respect to comment length and this is a habit which I am personally trying to break.

  93. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Hahahahahaha I just check my “6 comment” post. 3 of them are mine!

    Hahahahaha, I hi-jacked my own blog! I am such a Loooozer!

    Eyeteaguy

  94. Friar Says:

    @Andrew

    Well, your comment right here is pretty reasonable in length. I don’t see you following any stereotypes. You’re like the perfect well-behaved guest.

    @Eyeteaguy
    You wanna talk loser!? Over thirty comments here are MINE. AHAHAHAHAH!

    I’m my own stalker!

  95. Eyeteaguy Says:

    @Friar. I actually LOL on that one. I really did laugh out loud! I am my own stalker, I love it!

    We are at 95 comments. 5 more to go! But we are running out of steam. I think its time I said something controversial.

    Friars blog is a waste of time. He is wrong and what’s even worse, he inflicts it upon the rest of us. Shame on him.

    If you don’t agree with me, say so…. at least 5 of you need to disagree with me. 😉

    Eyeteaguy

  96. Friar Says:

    @Eyeteaguy

    Yeah, I saw that….95 posts. (This makes 96).

    Okay, my blog is a waste of time. And Brett’s not even posting Viking Fridays anymore.

    We SO suck!

    (Save us, somebody!)

    All you lurkers out there (or strangers who don’t come by). Come on….Leave a comment. Let’s hit the century mark! (Just this once, at least)

  97. Justsomeguy (not Eyeteaguy) Says:

    Wow, I think Eyeteethguy is wrong. I like this blog, I really do!

    Now back to your regular programming.

    Justsomeguy

    97

  98. Allison Day Says:

    Once in a blue moon I get to be a Cool Kid, but usually I’m just a WannaBee. 😉

    Definitely a Lurker though, no doubt about it.

    And don’t be silly… Eyeteaguy’s definitely wrong about your blog being a waste of time! Oh wait… does that make me an Apple Polisher too? 😉


  99. Dear God in his high chair, do you people have no life? …. 99


  100. … aaaaaannnnnndddd (drum roll please) ONE HUNDRED!

  101. Eyeteaguy Says:

    And there was much rejoicing.

  102. Friar Says:

    @Allison
    Well, you seem to be pretty popular on Twitter..you COULD be a Cook Kid! 🙂

    @Panther
    YAYYYYYY!!!!! Thanks for rolling the odometer to 100.

    And as for today…yes, I really DON’T have a life. Stuck home lying down all day with the stomach flu. So let me have this one…it’s the only meaningful thing that’s been keeping me going!

    @Eyeteaguy
    (yayyyy) (*waving pennants and flags*)

  103. Allison Day Says:

    Friar – Yep, I’m definitely a “Cook Kid”… though I’m still not sure sure I could ever qualify as a Cool Kid. 😉

  104. davinahaisell Says:

    Hey Friar. What name would you give to the ones who leave these types of comments? “Interesting post. Nice cool blog with exciting stuffs.Keep up the good work. Do visit my blog and post your comments.” Hmmm I’d love your take on that one 🙂

    I’ve seen a couple of these almost identical comments floating around on a number of blogs just this past week.

  105. Friar Says:

    @davina

    I’d say they were the “Networkers”.

    Making the rounds, leaving bland comments. Expecting a courtesy visit back…Ultimately, trying to increase traffic on their own blogs.

  106. Mike Goad Says:

    And what category blogger would be the one that — out of the blue — makes a comment on a post that’s over a year old.

    (I’m doing some blog maintenance and came across an old comment on one of my blogs that linked back here. 😉 )

  107. Friar Says:

    @Mike

    It would be the “Johnny-Come-Lately” Category.

    Thanks for coming out! 😉


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