Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22336 – 803:
Here’s the haps:
Actually, I’ve never been able to pull off very successful pranks for April Fools’ Day. My Oldest Granddaughter, et al., on the other hand, is really pretty good at it. You can see some of the stuff they pulled last year on my son’s blog over at Brother’s Campfire in the post, I Am The April Fool. I love jokes and stories and puns but I just don’t have the knack for the practical joke. When Oldest GrandDaughter was telling me about a couple of her ideas for this year I promised not to tell. If they come out good I’m sure you’ll see them over there on Ben’s blog.
Back in the olden days of blogging, when I first started in October 2004, there was a promising blogging platform called Blog Drive. This blog started there as a free site and at first, it was a burgeoning, thriving community but after a few years of bad service, many of us left for other platforms. I had been itching since before I started my blog to make a website of my own, herbthiel.com and this blog is actually a subdirectory of it. While I was on BD I met a lot of fun and interesting people and we became kind of a community and on April Fools’ Day, we would write in each others’ blogs and be silly. That might be something some of us should think about for next year… Anyway, with the advent of MySpace followed by FakeBook a lot of people kind of disappeared from the blogging scene. My wife and I were on FB for a few months several, several years ago and then got rid of social media altogether and have never missed it. Some people may argue that blogging is social media but I have complete control of the content and I can control the comments if I have to. I have such an intelligent and polite bunch of readers that even when they don’t agree with me they still keep a civil tongue in their head. So to speak. I have never had to edit or delete a comment (other than spam, of course).