Hard to believe it has been seven years since My Odd Sock germinated from a brain fart of an idea…to the vast waste of Internet bit space it has become today.
This is My Odd Sock’s 500th post…and still not one tidbit of useful information. (Would you expect any more?)
My Odd Sock began as a bucket list dream of owning a humor website. A place to publish my stupid jokes & lame writings.
As an unemployed advertising copywriter, My Odd Sock would serve as a place for this writer to keep the edge honed on a razor-sharp wit. (Having a “razor-sharp wit” was another dream!) Years later I’m still an unemployed copywriter–just gimpy disabled as well.
Writing funny about multiple sclerosis was just another way to stand out.
(Like those of us with MS need another way to stand out from the crowd. Geez.)
Many believe writing humor about MS is plain wrong.
But as my blogging friend, Yvonne DeSousa (yvonnedesousa.com) agrees, we write humor as a way to deal with our own MS diagnosis’.
Take that skeptics!
Because I am old-school, I write every single post–every single joke in longhand before typing into a computer.
Here is a picture of the archive of volumes of my work.
Great fire-starter material don’t you think?
Through the years, My Odd Sock has been put through a wringer! Melted. Burned. Bloodied. Bruised. Shot from a cannon. Run over. Trampled. Scorched.
Yet, being a tough SOB, My Odd Sock continues to pull itself up for another go.
Honestly, I was worried about whether there would be enough material to write 25 posts, let alone 500!
But the creative faucet continues to drip (along with my allergies) and for that I am thankful.
My Odd Sock loves comments. Both good & bad.
And over the years, we have collected 2,042 comments.
Most are worthy to post. Some not so much.
Here are some of the never before seen weirder comments…..
“I don’t care about this.”
“I consider that you are not right.”
“I hate the way crack smoke smells.”
“Just how much time do you waste on this blog of yours?”
“How can you believe anything this guy says.”
“I have read some real rubbish today.”
-We Decide Every Morning
“This crap is beyond stupid.”
“I want to give you a huge thumbs up for the info on this post.”
-Penis Advantage Guide
“I think your site is gay.”
“You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I wouldn’t vote for you, but hey, someone might.”
-Computer Repair West
“You truly suck even a monkey does it far better.”
“That is the dumbest thing I’ve read today. Congrats, you putz.”
Ah fans, you gotta love them!
Special thanks goes first & foremost to Paul Eckinger of eckingermarketing.com. Paul does all the heavy lifting of site construction as well as hosting this rag on his burdened servers. So thankful, Paulie!
Many thanks to my favorite commenters…Margaret & Joanne.
Thanks to Danica Patrick & Go Daddy for the domain name.
Thanks to many special blogger friends…Dan & Jennifer Digmann (danandjenniferdigmann.com), Yvonne DeSousa (yvonnedesousa.com), Darryl Partridge (livinglifeoncrutches.com), Dave Bexfield (activemsers.org), Dave Jaffe (writegoodtheblog.com) and Kerri (climbingdownhill.wordpress.com).
Kuddos to “Speckled Brain” for keeping my head on straight.
Also a tip of the hat to MS Focus, NMSS Momentum magazine, MS Connection & Guyla Wehman of the Ohio Buckeye Chapter. Dawn Mitchell Wiley & Mike Clemons of the MS Musketeers, Tracy Rosecrans at Healthline.com. Plus dictionary.com as I have the vocabulary of a doormat.
To the next 500? Gawd, let’s hope not! Thank you for reading My Odd Sock and stumbling over my poor sentence structure.