Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Survey says...

I have written over 21,000 words in the course of this blog, and 71% of those words were "I", "Me", "Pirate" or "Gadzooks". It's about a quarter of a novel's worth of words, and it's been all about me and my needs. I am giving you a once in a lifetime chance, then, to give me feedback. This is much easier than writing an entry, in particular because I'm experiencing the exacting pain of my spinal column collapsing completely into my shoulder blades and neck. While it's a unique feeling, I kind of just want to soak my shoulders and let the pain drift away.

So, regular responders and lurkers alike, please feel free to answer any or all of these questions (apologies to ChickyBabe, for stealing her idea, as I am wont to do. Feel free to make posts about random crap like I do):

1. How long have you been reading this blog?

2. How did you find this blog?

3. What kinds of posts do you enjoy the most? The least?

4. If you had to distill your understanding of Mahd into a single sentence, what would it be?

5. Anything else you want to know or would like to say, such as what you're doing for summer vacation.

As thanks for your replies, I will give you a hint about my next real post: It's coming by recorder monkey.


At 3:57 AM, Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Stealing ideas...I dunno... ;).

1. About 2 months. But I haven't always commented.
2. Contrary to your answer to my question, you found me first, and I started stalking you ;).
3. Most: personal stories, adventures, that Mahd wit and sense of humour etc. Least: anything political, but that's just me!
4. Mahd is one wicked pirate with a buff chest who would look great in a puffy white shirt, sailing his Silent Killer into the sunset, luring his victims into strange lands...err...what was the question??
5. How long have you been writing? Have you written anything other than blogs? Ever been published? What inspires you to write? etc

At 1:47 PM, Blogger issuational said...

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At 1:49 PM, Blogger issuational said...

1. just stumbled upon it today.
2. surfing blog explosion.
3. The most: personal stories, generally the weirder and more satirical the better...the least: anything technology based ( because I just don't understand it).
4. I don't like making judgements straight off the bat, but I'm about to blogmark you and check back so I can gain enough insight so I can answer this question appropriately.
5. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. You should come check out mine sometime, if you want to I mean...I won't hold it against you if you don't...

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Knows It All said...

About 2 months (My first post i commented on was June 1st,but I am not sure when I did that) me thinks. I love all your funny stories, pirates, Indians, Beverage pairings. I too am not too inclined to technical pieces, but I am technologically impaired. I love all your family and wife stuff.

I imagine you funny, laid back, and a tad too kind to be a legit pirate. But that's what alter egos are for, eh?

Oh and I think you and I were both commenting on Sheriff when I linked to your blog. But I could be wrong.

keep up the writing. and pirate dreaming.

At 11:50 PM, Blogger chica bonita said...

1. How long have you been reading this blog?

on and off since about 6 weeks ago. yes, i've been lurking.

2. How did you find this blog?

i first noticed you in chickybabe's blog.

3. What kinds of posts do you enjoy the most? The least?

i can't really categorize your posts but i do love your sense of humour 'hidden' in some posts, e.g: If I was to walk up to my parents and try to explain this hilarious "This Land" parody song featuring Bush and Kerry, they would stare each other, then at me and back away slowly.

4. If you had to distill your understanding of Mahd into a single sentence, what would it be?

that would be only one word: unpredictable.

5. Anything else you want to know or would like to say, such as what you're doing for summer vacation.

can you replace the harrison ford pic with a pic of you that includes your face? :-p

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Mahd said...

ChickyBabe, it's not unusual that I am wrong. I guess I did the pre-stalking. Sorry about the political stuff- I know there's others out there who have said it better and with more facts than me, but sometimes I have directed ire. And I am a very wicked pirate.

When I was in 4th grade, I used to write Indiana Jones stories in the margins of my school assignments on the occassions I finished them before others. Never published, but mostly because I've never really finished anything. I've tended towards perfectionism in my writing, which bogs it down.

I am inspired by the random things of life. Too often, I'll get a strange idea in my head and need to just develop it somewhere.

issuational, Thanks for the comments. I tend towards the weird and satirical because it's easier to make fun of something than actually study it in detail. I have visited your blog and will continue to do so!

Knows It All, It's the result of a deranged persona, but as long as I'm entertaining, I guess I'm doing my job.

I am not kind- no, I am villianous, and ruthless and vengeful. Yep.

chica bonita, You're kind to assume I have the ability to subtly insert humor into my writing. I try not to revisit the same themes repeatedly, which is what I hope you mean by unpredictable.

As for the pic, I will try to find one that is suitable enough to give you an idea of what I look like without revealing myself completely. Where would the mystery be otherwise?

At 7:47 AM, Blogger ChickyBabe said... apologies needed :). It's your blog, and you should write whatever you wish. I was just being honest in my opinion, which is one person's voice anyway. I wouldn't want you to change who you are :). And yes, you are a wicked pirate!!


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