I knew it was coming and.......as always, I was dreading the uncomfortable inner struggle that would once again rage inside of me. Picture a lycanthrope reading that the full moon will fall on November 19th............which, get this, IT WILL.
I knew that part of me would want to be supportive of my fellow blogger-friends, but I also knew that date would inevitably bring on the madness. But like an angel of mercy, Hermione came rushing to my Remus Lupin (who would certainly be my Harry Potter persona without doubt) with some fresh mariphasa, no doubt growing in Prof. Sprout's nursery. Without it, I would potentially descend into a rage over the upsetting ranks of blog visitors who never interact and rant at their callousness.
But Hermione's mariphasa is just a metaphor. She really flushed away all that angst with a simple shift in emphasis: switch the second 'L' in "LOL" from 'lurker' to 'lifestyle' and, like turning the full moon into a deflating balloon, my inner tempest waned.
So, I will encourage those out there who love our lifestyle to keep on loving and sharing it. Visit, comment, participate, enjoy.
But given the history of my blog with the old lurker theme, for Collected Submissions, LOL Day would not be the same without the Wooden Spoon Awards, and they will still go on as always. (to newcomers, the Wooden Spoon is awarded to EVERY person who left at least ONE comment through the period between last November and this November. Naturally those who comment more frequently are recognized more warmly than one-offs, but even a one-off is better than none, and dead silence is what the Spooners try to discourage.)