Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A Short Post

I am going to do a short post today. I have noticed that other people sometimes put up short posts and I never do. I don’t know why. I seem to have got the idea that it’s 500-600 words or nothing. I won’t even do a youtube link or a photograph. In fact I won’t do anything at all to distract from the subject matter at hand – which is the shortness of this post. You think I am copping out, doing the easy run? Not at all, my fingers are greyhounds in the slips, eager to run the whole length on the subject of short posts. But this is a short post, so they can’t. I want to see if I can do it. I am doing it. It’s marvellous what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Sheer bloody willpower. Short power. The finishing line. Champion.

26 comments:

nmj said...

hey signs, most of my posts are short, a spark of energy and a full stop - that is all i can give of myself if i am blogging every day... but i like your longer posts, there is a real sense of narrative that i like to immerse myself in...please don't stop!

Reading the Signs said...

ok then, nmj :)

Erin O'Brien said...

erf!

Reading the Signs said...

right back atcha, erin! :)

(I'm in the mood for emoticons)

Erin O'Brien said...

erf is just erf.

"Erf!"

It is a simply small friendly thing in a world that needs as many simple small friendly things as it can get.

erf?

erf.

erf!

It's got a lot of personality, though, don't you think?

Reading the Signs said...

It certainly has. Hi, erf. You are most welcome to the comments section of my short post.

Ms Melancholy said...

Wow. Snappy. But still poetic x

Reading the Signs said...

Thank you, Ms M, "greyhounds in the slips" is Shakespeare but the rest is Signs.

That's so pants said...

There is nothing you can't do when you put your mind to it. Another triumph Signs.

Reading the Signs said...

"Its my theme tune", ms pants :)

mwah!

goodthomas said...

Well done, Signs. A short post and then some emoticons in your comments area. Good for you.

Hit 'em hard, make it fast, leaving them wanting more.

Reading the Signs said...

Hello goodthomas - I'm trying to come up with an original emoticon but only know :) - or ;), and sometimes :-/

goodthomas said...

Those three work for me -- truly, what more does one need? I am lost with emoticons, so my flea-bitten straw hat is off to you.

Reading the Signs said...

:)))

The Periodic Englishman said...

Although it hurts me to do so - as you will surely understand - I am forced, in recognition of your achievement, to make my comment here this time, both brief and to the point.

Reading the Signs said...

This will go down in blogger history, Mr. P.E. - and I hope you will also make an appearance when I do an extra long post.

The Periodic Englishman said...

Of course I will, Signs - but you will give me a moment, surely, to enjoy this new and brief approach? I seem to be able to get my points across so much better. And quicker.

Reading the Signs said...

Mr. Minimalist Englishman, of course! We artists must continually experiment with form.

The Periodic Englishman said...

But should we experiment this much? My responses just seem to be getting ever shorter, Signs. Frightened.

Reading the Signs said...

Being Creative is dangerous, my friend. We live life on the edge.

The Periodic Englishman said...

Disastrously true, Signs. This is surely heading inexorably towards monosyllabic exchanges?

Reading the Signs said...

Yes.

The Periodic Englishman said...

Drat.

Ms Melancholy said...

Lol!

Reading the Signs said...

ha!

The Periodic Englishman said...

Hmmm.....