This is my 100th post- I have posted a total of 100 glorious, not-so-glorious, and meh times.
It is also my birthday, I have been writing Seize the Absurd for over a year.
Well- It is the birthday of Seize the Absurd.
Who is sometimes my name and sometimes the name of the blog I am not really sure which.
Anywho in celebration of our birthday (which actually was on Thursday June 27th, but whatever) I shall draw a party.
tada. Yes someone is wearing a traffic cone instead of a birthday hat. Yes someone is wearing a chicken instead of a birthday hat. Yes the Octopus made the cake.
Also I shall do blog whoring/ evangelizing:
I want you to help make Seize the Absurd a better blog!
Its my party I will cry if I want to
While at work the other day I had a question:
Why is it so easy to complain and so difficult to compliment?
I was at work and I just started thinking: no matter how well I do this job no one is going to call customer service and say "Hey your employees do a great job and I love them!" but screw stuff up and they will be on the phone telling people how terrible you are in a heart beat.
I was angry about this and it felt unjust.
a. I work hard and do well - no one cares. They say to themselves "Eh, that is what they are supposed to be doing."
b. I mess up - every one is on it like a Tyrannosaurus Rex on some goat bait in Jurassic Park.
Then I thought about it some more and I realized that I am a hypocrite- I do things like this all the time.
I saw that I do this same thing online (imgur) sometimes I see somebody's post, laugh and then just hit the next button and move on without up-voting it. WHY?!?! Why do you hate justice Liz? Liz it would literally take you 5 seconds to give somebody the credit they deserve for making your day a little brighter.
I am one of those people who would go out of my way to complain about something but I am too busy to go out of my way to tell somebody they are doing a great job.
I am infuriated with myself.
It has been a year- this blog takes a lot of work, and I am the entire yellow brick road away from being internet notable (even vaguely well known).
So if you enjoy Seize the Absurd please help me get the word out about it- tell somebody you know about it. Tell five somebodies you know about it.
I actually do not just write this so that my friends can remember what my terrible jokes are like.
Also it is really helpful to know if something is funny (comment! here or on Facebook)- I will go through life thinking "Well, that post was a complete flop!" unless someone tells me that they liked it. Maybe it was a complete flop- tell me why you didn't like it or how you think it could be better.
How Seize the Absurd? How shall we be missionaries for you throughout the world?
Don't worry friends I have made a list of suggestions for you:
1. Share a post on facebook.
2. Like a post on facebook.
3. Leave a comment. Don't know how? Well I wrote a post about it: http://seizetheabsurd.blogspot.com/2012/12/comments-you-are-now-able-to-comment-on.html
4. Share on Reddit, Digg, Imgur, Stumble Upon, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social networking site which you choose to spend all your time on.
5. Write someone a letter about it and mail it to them snail mail status in an attempt to provide some business for the currently tanking US Postal service.
6. Put a letter in a bottle castaway style and let it float away on the ocean.
crop circles etc. I would be grateful for any of it.
Also you can let me know in the comments if anyone actually does any of these things by commenting about it and I will thank you.