I don’t want to brag, but I’m so excited I couldn’t keep this to myself. Although we bloggers toil in the WordPress vineyards primarily for personal satisfaction, a little recognition never comes amiss. In fact, the prayer we dare not utter is our secret, fervent wish that we will get noticed by the “right” people, and that this will lead to fame and fortune.
Of course, I’ve had my brushes with fame before.
When I first started this blog it was with the intention of getting noticed by Oprah. I wanted her to hire me as a writer. That never actually happened, so maybe I can’t count it as a “brush” with fame. Maybe more like shooting an arrow at the elusive fame target, only to have it crash impotently to the ground; total fail.
There was that time I wrote about how I was the secret love child of Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck. I sent an email link to Dave, one of my favorite humor writers, and he actually responded. No kidding! What a great guy. I wish I had half of his talent.
But just the other day I had a real brush (more of a head-on collision) with fame. One of my very favorite comedians stopped by this blog. I’m not sure how he heard of me, but he read my stuff and really liked it. He was kind enough to leave a comment. I’m so stoked!
He used an alias, but I recognized his “voice” and I know you will too. Here’s what he said.
“Hello all, here every one is sharing these knowledge, so it’s pleasant to read this blog, and I used to pay a quick visit this webpage all the time.”
It said the comment came from someone named Come Play With My Dirty Pillows. What an alias – ha ha! But that comment is obviously the work of one of the Czech Brothers.
Only thing is, I wonder how Steve’s comment ended up in my spam folder?