Monday, May 19, 2014

Come Monday...February 8, 2008

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

February 8, 2008 is the date of the first [Sites To See], but the series was called [Five For Friday] back then.  This remained as such until [January 9, 2009], which is when it became Sites To See.

The 370th edition of the series was published [last Friday], and 4,408 different sites have been included in it so far.  Of course, since my trusty old solar-powered Casio calculator gave up its ghost a couple of years ago, math has become a lot fuzzier for me.  So, the official count may not be entirely accurate, but it is safe to say that A LOT of different sites have been included over the past six years and three months.

Oh, and the official Sites To See count does not include the sites in the A Sunday Drive series, which debuted on [January 11, 2009].  For all in the A Sunday Drive series have already been in a Sites To See edition and are part of its official count.

Neither does the official Sites To See count include the sites in the [Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July] series, which debuted on [December 5, 2009].  Okay, if you want to get plumb technical about it, the series did not actually become Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July until [July 2, 2010].

If you are curious, the reason why I am bringing up all of this now is on account of planning to launch Arlynda Lea’s Sites To See next Saturday (May 24).  Hopefully, those included over there will be more responsive to her than far too many have been toward me.

In all fairness, the response lately has been encouraging.  Hey, there were even a couple of editions where over (just over) half of the owners of the included sites left an acknowledging comment while less than 25% usually do.

No, I am not seeking great praise from others, but how can a simple thank you be expecting too much?  Most thankfully, I have a small group of faithful followers, who keep assuring me that my stuff really doesn’t stink.  No, my beloved wife is not one of them.  {Insert deep sigh here.}

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  1. If you ask me I would say it's just plain rude to not at least acknowledge the link to their site in some way.
    Thank you is a pretty easy sentence to type :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! In all fairness, some think being included in the series may be some sort of a scam, but far too many others are of the opinion that no thanks is needed for something they did not ask for in the first place. Sigh.

  3. I was very appreciative(and I hope I expressed it) when you mentioned my blog. It's just plain rude to ignore a fellow blogger who goes out of their way to acknowledge you. I, for one, think your blog is great.

  4. I found it a great compliment to be included. I didn't figure all of it out at first but I did start to follow you as an appreciation as well as being able to see your next recommendations.

  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! Since you are such a great story-teller, could you convince Arlynda that my stuff doesn't stink?

  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Larry!!! Be assured that I greatly appreciate the encouragement. Oh, and I have added your wonderful "Larry's Photo a Day" to the list for future inclusion in a Sites To See edition. As before, I will let you know when it is actually included, and since you have been so supportive, I have placed it fairly high on the list. So, it won't be all that long before its turn comes.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Yeah, but if I ever catch you two playing footsie...!


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