Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Was it something I said?

Well. I know that my visitor stats are dropping and less of you come back each day, but I put this down to the general piss poor quality of my posts and my woeful lack of comments I leave on other blogs.

Apparently, however it is cuts much deeper than that.

I got an inkling something was up when I visited MHN for Short over at Dreamers Reality.

Word Verification - Dreamers

I put this down to a bizarre coincidence in the random selection of letters the word verification device uses. When next I stopped in at CK's over at The Fount of Useless Information, I found this,

Word verification - The Fount

Hmmm, that can't simply be another coincidence, I thought. So I checked around a little more and found that even one of my oldest and much loved commenters Karen at Karentertainment was saying this to me;

Word verification - Karentertainment

I do not need to tell anyone I was horrified, but I'm telling you - I was horrified.

Well I did not think it could get any worse. Then I finally dropped in at Aprils at Piss Off; a name which would immediately suggest a frosty reception - but she has been nothing but a Darling over the blogging months - up until now.

Word verification - Piss off

Do you all hate me? Is it the over reliance and repetition of Daleks for blog material? My shitty limericks? The catalogue stuff? The Daleks?

What? What have I done to upset you all so? And I'm sure it's not just the bloggers with verification, you all feel this way, dontchya?

Tell me, can we be friends, again?


suburban wonder said...

Well, I'd love you if you visited me more... Do I have to blogroll you or something?!

Just kidding!

MHN for short said...

Whay can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends?... Todd Rungren (I think).

Just visit with a comment more often, even if it's just to say, "How you doin'?" (in a NY mobster accent). :-) We all still love you!!

We just don't want the pill & porn sites advertising on our blogs or maybe that's just me...

Ta for the shout out!

Rowan said...

Nah Michelle, its not just u, it's all of us, Herge! You are one of my first reads of the day! I LOVE stopping in, and my visitors are dropping by the bucket load too, wonderd if ppl are too lazy to do the word vers. Do you ever REALLY get any weird words on teh word ver? I do all the time! How come you don't seem to visit me anymore, hmmmm???? I'm here in any case.

Sniffy said...

THAT is so fucking funny!

Why didn't I think of it?

Probably because I've got no imagination.

Brilliant, thank you.

Faltanus said...

oh Herge, you brought tears to my eyes....just the pure hateful spite being poured out on you...i could really feel your pain.

yeah, right - i admit it, they were tears from laughing so hard. that was a great post!

Craig said...

Even if I knew how, I'd never have the comment verification tell you to bugger off. It would be funny, but I wouldn't do it.

cali said...

That may be the funniest post i've seen anywhere. Fucking hilarious!

I'd get me one of those word verification things, but, lets face it, what would be the point?

thordora said...

I stop in all the time, just don't always have the wit at hand to keep up with the comments, that's all.

And busy busy at work.

Don't worry, there's plenty of love for all.

Wouldn't it be great if you COULD feed the word verification a list of words to use? And I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't read the damn things half the time...which is why I removed it from mine....

garfer said...

Har har har!
Ditched the word verification meself.

MHN for short said...

Garfer you make me laugh out loud "loudly"!!!!! hehehehehehehehe!!! fghtrhtjcvnm yeah! right atchya!

MHN for short said...

What can we say that we haven't said before Herge??

I'm sending you tickets to visit me!

Hey, I've never said THAT before. ;-) You know we loves ya.

I'm thinking about taking the word verification thing off of mine too. I'm getting tired of typing words that mean nothing.

Oh wait, I might as well stop blogging.

Neh, I'll keep it up. :-)

ginonymous said...

i love the daleks. i love this blog. i love the phrase "piss flaps" and try to work it into casual conversation as often as possible.

props to you, herge. you are hands down one of the funniest and most inspired people in the blogosphere.

MHN for short said...

High praise Herge old boy! You take that to heart!!

Karen said...

LOL Herge.

Yours is the blog I check most frequently. Why? Because it makes me laugh. Because it's never serious. Because it's usually in bite-sized portions (easy for when I don't want to think very much). It's entertaining, and there's a small chance of seeing a shot of your adorably baby, Dixon.

And because you're one sexy bitch.

(Guys, is it me or was he just fishing for compliments?)

pissoff said...

Oh, blah, blah, blah Herge. You're wonderful. You're great. We love you. Blah, blah, blah.

But really Herge. How couldn't we love you with a wee little dog like that?

DrMax said...

I had my comment field set to stun, yet you still got through. Back to the lab.

SwissToni said...


Feel the love man.


Connie said...

uh yeah.... you rule.

Crystal said...

I visit - I just don't comment often. I don't know what to say. I consider myself an averagely intelligent person yet I just don't "get" most of your stuff. Therefore, I don't know how to comment.

Rainypete said...

Must be soem sort of conspiracy. maybe the Daleks are plotting to take your blog over and are trying to get you to lose interest to minimize the fight?

I love the word verification result you're getting though. Mine resemble the writings of a spider monkey on heroin.