Scene: Two WordPress bloggers meet somewhere on the information superhighway. Or, rather, on the pedestrian section of the information superhighway. We don’t want anyone run over by speed demons. You know, those bloggers who churn out posts at lightning speed, sometimes multiple times a day.
Random Blogger: Oh, hello MOSY! How have you been?
MOSY: Ah, okay, I guess.
RB: Haven’t seen you about much lately. What have you been up to?
MOSY: Oh, I’ve been a bit busy, actually. With the three R’s.
RB: Wow. Have you gone back to study?!
MOSY: Er….noooo. Three R’s? Running, Rowing and Recovering.
RB: Rowing and running?
MOSY: Yeeees. Sometimes I row and then run. One after the other. Hence the third R, of course.
RB: So, you’re telling me you’re insane.
MOSY: I’m not insane. My mother had me tested.
RB: Oh dear. Has it been that bad for that long?
MOSY: Really? You don’t know a quote from The Big Bang Theory when you hear one?
RB: The big what?
[MOSY rolls her eyes and sighs]
MOSY: Don’t you have a photo challenge to write about or something?
RB: Nah. I don’t really like the theme this week.
RB: You know, I do recall seeing you somewhere lately. On some blog or other.
MOSY: Well, yes, I’ve tried at least to keep up with other people’s blogs. Put my two cents worth in. Although, given the exchange rate lately, it’s more like one and a half cents worth on those Northern Hemisphere blogs.
RB: That’s right. You were making some bizarre comment about banana daiquiris or something. It was kind of amusing.
MOSY: Yeah, well, it’s easy to be witty in small doses.
RB: Witty? Was that what you were trying to be?
[MOSY stares at RB]
MOSY: Are you sure you don’t want to do this week’s photo challenge? I heard they’re offering prizes. [MOSY crosses her fingers behind her back]
RB: REALLY?? Oh, I’d better get right on that! I think I’ve got something from a few years ago that will be perfect!
MOSY: Yes, you’d best get on to that. You’re definitely in the running.
RB: Are you sure you’ll be okay? Will I see you again?
MOSY: Oh, you know me. Always hanging around like a bad smell. Or a bad electronic presence anyway.
RB: But you’ll post something soon, right? I mean, you know that if you don’t post regularly people will stop reading your blog?
MOSY: Right. [MOSY sighs]
Closing scene: The Random Blogger rushes away to trawl through photo archives while MOSY pulls out her laptop, stares at the New Post page for a few minutes, sighs, then puts it away and sticks out her thumb for a lift.