You’ve probably noticed that WordPress has started a new feature called Community Pool. Apparently, there are those among us who would like someone’s advice about what they post on their blogs. Go figure. The only advice I ever got was “please stop blogging” and you see how well that worked out. The ability to pontificate and editorialize about subjects of which I have little or no knowledge is the most appealing thing about blogging.
However, since there obviously now will be a community pool for bloggers with more conscience than I possess, there should certainly be some rules like any other pool. To that end, I submit the following:
1. Wait one hour after eating before entering the pool. It’s a well-known fact that the cells of the brain tend to cramp up right after eating and God forbid that you should inadvertently give away good ideas for a blog to someone else.
2. Stay out of the deep end. Writing about deep subjects should be left to the more cerebral bloggers and then only when there are no more mundane subjects left to satirize and ridicule.
3. Always use the buddy system. Be sure to bring a friend with even less writing talent than you. This will guarantee that you won’t be the most clueless blogger in the pool.
4. There will be 15 minutes of “grown-ups only” time at the top of each hour. It goes against everything that we childish bloggers, angling for cheap laughs, stand for, but we should occasionally try to act like adults.
5. Enter at your own risk. If it starts to feel “warm” around another blogger, get out of the pool immediately and report him/her to WordPress management.
You can thank me for these later.
I’ve been too busy with other things to notice about what WP is or isn’t up to. A Community Pool you say? Should I wear my bikini?
You wear your bikini, I’ll take my heart medicine.
You always make me laugh out loud, Al. Have I told you lately how much I love you? 🙂
Yes, but a fella always likes to hear the words……
Hmm, I might try the viewing gallery: community pools give me athlete’s foot!
Sounds like a good idea for a blog to me. Thanks for visiting!
I didn’t see anything about bathing suits being mandatory. Just what kind of pool are you running here, Al?
Well, you know the blogging credo, Peg, “just let it all hang out!”
There should also be a big sign that says ‘No Petting’ – (always a notice saying that when I was younger. I had NO IDEA what it meant and had to have it explained: ‘No, it’s not saying you can’t bring in your dog…. no, you can’t do that either.’)
I just imagined you were the sweet, innocent type, Pseu, and know I know it for sure!
It’s good to keep up a public persona…..
Naive and gullible?
Who are they kidding? They never freshly pressed me and they want me to do something for them? They can go drown in the pool!
I sense the beginning of a million blogger march against WordPress.
I just gave up my membership at the pool. Now i know why it irritated my skin. Dianne
Frankly, I never knew that it increased one’s buoyancy like that.
who the heck needs a Community Pool..you certainly don’t. you have good ideas for writing, a good sense of responsibility and you’re a good laugh.
I do not need one either..If I make mistakes they will be MY mistakes…I write what I feel not what I think should be written. Very often when I read it back, I ask myself ‘Did I write that’? Mine comes from the heart not from a Commun ity Pool….xxxxx
I always know that your posts come from the heart. Your refreshing honesty is what attracts me to them. I also am glad to have a friend in Bulgaria!
A good set of rules as I would expect. Perhaps a rule about “no throwing of bricks or balls while in the pool” might help
Interesting you should say that, ducks. I’ve been forcibly removed from many a swimming pool for throwing bricks. Lifeguards seem to have no sense of humor these days.
I like the idea because my poetry only began to improve once I submitted it for critique.
But your rules are better 🙂
Never having been one to take criticism well, it’s better that I just prattle on. I’m a big believer in the law of averages. If I write enough stuff, eventually some of it will be coherent.
That’s a useful law 🙂
What I really meant, of course, was ‘What a lame answer,’ but you don’t take criticism well, so I didn’t like to say it.
I don’t mind taking criticism as long as it adds to my stats, so thank you.
It doesn’t – I’m replying from the notification box 😦
I was ready to dive in. But that last point has made me think twice… 😛
I glad I could be of help. Thanks for visiting. I’m going over to your blog to read and make a comment. Have a great day!
Never mind. I just read about the community pool and don’t think I want to jump in.
Aw. C’mon in, the water’s fine!
How come I knew nothing of this community pool thing? Why am I always so clueless?
Another rule: if all else fails, try humor… It works faster to clear the air than perfume does on a fart! Love this! 😉
Couldn’t agree more. Glad you stopped in. Visiting your blog now.
I expect to see these posted at the community pool on my next visit.
I expect they might be. I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one with the water wings.
I think these are excellent rules. Thanks! Let’s hope the community pool visitors abide.
Oh well, rules are made to be broken after all. Thanks for visiting. Enjoyed your blog also, we may be kindred spirits (or is that kindred wise asses?)
Perhaps a giant rubber ducky.
Good thinking, Now if I only knew someone with a real pool…..hmmmmm…….
I think there should be a need for a floatation device, then you could take your laptop into the pool with you.