"Oh to be a big strong kitten again."
FOD has asked me to be the featured blogger on the FOD homepage all next week (mon-fri)! I'm expected to write an entry each day for the five days.
I know what you're thinking. I was (and frankly am) skeptical, because as many know, I've bumped heads with some of the FOD staff in the past. And, plus, I only have two (now, three) blog entries? Why choose me? And my last entry alluded to the namecalling I've received from FOD staff in the past. Is this a trap, guys?
I make web sites professionally, so I know there's all kinds of stuff they could do from their end to mess with me. But do they care? Who am I, really? But I kinda don't think it is a trap anyway, here's a rillawafers message:
Date: Jan 08, 2010 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: Re: featured blogger
hey man - i run the front page of funnyordie. i just wanted to give you a forum to speak your mind and talk about comedy and pretty much whatever you want.
i saw your most recent blog about comments and i figured why not give you a week to speak your mind about comedy... what you do like, what you don't like and why or whatever you want. of course no porn or anything crazy like that - but why not speak your mind while people are paying attention.
let me know - all you'd need to do is one blog a day ... sound good? start next monday? -dg
I mean, if this does end up being a trap, then any other FOD user who gets offered after this will be second-guessing the sincerity of the invitation.
On the other side of the coin, I'm not going to use this as an opportunity to slam the FOD staff, either. If this isn't a trap, then I'm not going to make them regret the offer. Hell I don't even dislike the way this site is run except for Chosen One status (which I'll have to at least mention, of course), and the namecalling by some of the staff (which I've already mentioned so I probably won't... as long as this is all on the level). There are a lot of great things about the FOD concept and the facility here. Hell, maybe that should be the topic of one of my blog posts.
Aaaanyway, what should I talk about, guys? The general topic is "what I like and don't like in comedy". But I've got 5 blog posts here, I can let one or two veer.
What do you think? We've become a close loving little dysfunctional family here, so if I'm gonna have 5 days to yammer, I want to include some paragraphs from my friends and link to your blogs, etc.