Day 17: Recruit your Friends!

Today’s “Build a Better Blog” task is all about watching a first-time reader browse through my blog. I’m going to assign this one as homework to you, my loyal followers readers friends. Here it is, in three easy steps:

Step one: Phone a Friend

Actually, this really requires you to VISIT a friend or RECRUIT one to come over. I’m encouraging you to be social. You’ll need about 10 minutes of their time so bribe them with cookies and milk or maybe just some special time with YOU. Good thinking.

Step two: Introduce the Sciolist

Now that you’ve cornered your friend at your place, stick them in front of the computer and send them to this here fabulous blog. Then just watch. How long before they get bored? Do they ever laugh? At what point do they turn to you and ask, “How many people and/or personalities are writing for this blog?” Laugh.

Step three: Ask them “How sweet was that blog?”

Or ask them more serious questions like, “What was your first impression?” Cool header. “How did you feel reading it?” Like I could conquer the world. “Would you ever go back and read it without the cookies/milk bribe?” Maybe if somebody bribed me with a hot dog with cheese in the middle… mmm.

The end.

Now on to the fun part… CAPTION CONTEST. WOOT WOOT!

Enter the CAPTION CONTEST now!

The Sciolist Cell Phone Pic of the Weeknot-TM is published each week with the intent to entice readers to comment. This is accomplished with a CONTEST! The winner will receive a blog nod in the following week’s post-what a TREMENDOUS prize. Entering is easy. Just click on Comment below, fill in the identification information requested and enter your caption for the above picture as your comment. You have until Larrie posts the following Wednesday’s pic to enter.

Ready… GO!*

Last Week’s Winner: First off, nobody even made mention of the red note my boss had put on my white board: “Just say NO to sports.” But that’s okay. These are YOUR captions, not mine. So I almost picked the drugs comment (doesn’t that make you feel jipped, Clancy, that I ALMOST picked yours, but then, that I DIDN’T?), but in the end, the accolades go to Carolyn. It’s so true, too. DON’T ERASE WHITE BOARDS IN THE IT DEPARTMENT. EVER. Carolyn’s my good friend from “the island”** who taught some of my favorite Relief Society lessons*** and is much smarter than I am in the geek world. High five, Carolyn!

*And by GO!, I mean COMMENT!

**If you missed my life on “the island”, check out the old blog entries that date back to my really old blog over at live spaces: here, here, here, here and here.

***And for somebody who’s not always excited for RS, this is a big deal.


7 thoughts on “Day 17: Recruit your Friends!

  1. I always feel like a million bucks when you mention me on your blog. Even if it’s a total feint… making me think I won and then ripping the prize from my grabbing hands. (metaphorically speaking, of course, as there’s no ripping away a blog nod) Actually, when I put it like that, it makes me feel more like one-hundred and fifty-two bucks rather than a million. But, one-fiddy-two is better than a stab in the eye with a sharp stick, right? Or a dull stick, for that matter.

    Phew. Now that that’s off my chest, on to the Caption Contest for this week:

    “Roger that, Houston. We are clear for launch in ten, nine, eight…”


  2. Instruction given by the guy in the red shorts,

    “Ok team, keep looking, as soon as we find the only color not represented among us, they’ve said we can officially launch”


  3. They wouldn’t let him in. He kept begging to be part of their fun but they just ignored him. But deep down the basketball knew he was destined to only bounce on floors.


  4. Larrie-

    I saw this wonderful idea in your comment on the forums for 31DBBB. I love it and am going to try to incorporate something similar in my “Photo Friday” postings.

    Thank you!


    1. @Betty – that’s great! I hope you get a good response… I definitely get some good laughs from it, which is the point.


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