Monday, June 15, 2009
Reading.....a good skill to have!
A few years ago, I got an invitation to join a mail-order book club. If I accepted the invite, I was to affix the sticker to my form that said, "Yes, I love to read!" However, if I declined, I was to affix the subtle and kindly phrased sticker, "Reading hurts my brain!" I have laughed about this sticker for years, but sadly, maybe I should have joined the reading club because I have found that I am a lazy reader when it comes to long blog posts.
The lazy blog reading came to an all-time low a couple months ago. A friend, in an update posted the following:
*News about their recent vacation (including pictures)
*The death of their grandpa
*Their near-death experience with an infection that went horribly awry.
The post was incredibly long and being in a hurry, I scanned the first part, enjoyed the pictures and then stupidly left the following comment, "Sounds like you have had a great time! I hope I can do the same some day!"
Later, from another friend, I found that my comment was not so appropriate. Horrified, I made a hasty phone call to remedy the situation. Thankfully, my friend has a great sense of humor.
Has this ever happened to you? How long is too long for a blog post? When do you stop reading? Have you ever left a comment that was completely inappropriate?
Pic of me reading...it was an excellent book too!