Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Comment Tutorial

People, unless you have a blog of your own, you have no idea how much joy it brings a blogger to read comments from readers. We love them. We crave them. We feed off them. They spur us on to blog more.

It's silly really that we get so ecstatic about a few brief statements. It would be like I was talking to you face to face telling you, for example, about the time I played basketball against a team of creepy but patriotic Canadian midgets, and then after I finish you say something like, "Boooring. You've already told me that one. Get a new midget story." And then, despite your insensitivity, I get really excited, clap my hands and say, "Yesssss! You talked to me!! Shannon, someone talked to me again!"

But that's what it's like. You have the power to brighten my day, even with curses and criticism. So faithful readers, I entreat you, brighten my day! With this tutorial, you previously silent lurkers have no excuses.

Those of you that do comment regularly, thank you! You are the wind beneath my wings, the narcotic in this addict's veins.

Rookies (aka Mom): Make sure your sound is turned on, then click on the video box below.

Veterans: Don't bother watching

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brian, this is the most amazing tutorial ever! -Self

Anonymous said...

Though I already post comments, I have to say that was the best "comment tutorial" I've ever watched. You should try to market it somewhere. :) Natalie

Anonymous said...

..I was just thinking, "I wonder if Shannon is in labour yet? Better check their blog. I bet they're holding off labour so that everyone checks their blog all the time."
:)
miss culture

Anonymous said...

Boooring! Get a new comment tutorial, I've already heard that one...

But really, nice work. Hopefully I'll see you guys soon.

Talor

Josh D said...

Good idea!

~Anonymous

Darn it.

AmberOwen said...

Brilliant tutorial!!! And yes, blog comments are like crack in the veins of an addict. Awesome. Good work!

Anonymous said...

That was an amazing tutorial, very professionally done. I wish you had this up when grandma was trying to figure out how to post a comment. Now, where is your mom's message? Or am I the mom you were talking to?
Love,
Mom G

therachel said...

hi. so, there was this one time at camp...

I mean, um, I don't know what to say. I just felt like I should comment.

Anonymous said...

very informative! and by the way... can you teach me how to make screen movies so that i can make awesome tutorials someday??

-alli

Anonymous said...

I love reading this every day. You guys are so creative! It's fun to see what you come up with next.

Love,
Mom G

therachel said...

Ok, Brian...as IF. This is my response to your comment on my blog...your "fallen soldiers" post was far worse than a pic of my husband in a speedo with a giant conversation heart. Seriously. Ha.

Brian said...

Thanks for the comment love everybody!

Mom G, no, this tutorial was not for you! You are one of our most frequent commenters!

I think my mom is being shy, since she's so famous now after being mentioned on our blog...

Alli, it's pretty easy to make the tutorial. Follow the links that show up at the end of the video and I bet you could figure it out.

Rachel, my holey underwear WOULD be worse than your husband's speedo--if I were wearing them. But I'm not. Let's let everyone else be the judge.

Anonymous said...

Come on Carol, if I can do it so can you! It's fun!
Love,
Teresa