This morning I got a notice from Fat Cow (a website provider) that my domain name will expire in September. In case you didn't know it, I DO have a website for Laurel's Quill in addition to the blog that you all read when you've a mind to. I reserved the domain name a couple of years ago because it was available. I was thinking that someday I would transfer my blog from Google's Blogger hosting to Fat Cow. Or use it to sell stuff. Most of all, I loved the idea that I owned "laurelsquill.com".
Well it's been a a couple of years and I still haven't done anything with the website, but I am unwilling to give up the domain name, so I renewed it for another two years this morning. I'm still not sure if or when I might try to tackle developing another site, but at least it's mine.
When I first reserved the domain, I added a nondescript header for Laurel's Quill, using the tag line "writing about stuff I like to do", just like my blog that you are currently reading. There are no posts, no photos, no Twitter links, no "subscribe" links, no nothing..nada..ningun...zero content.
To my utter amazement, I have logged over 840 comments on my non-content web page. People have really rallied around me on cyberspace, and I am humbled. People like:
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Just read some of the exciting, heartwarming accolades I have gotten so far:
"Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Thanks a lot!"
You may want to try one that ACTUALLY has content, Bozo.
Check this comment:
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Breathtaking?? What part of my no-content post are you talking about, Bro?
I loved this one:
"I have read your blog and really like the content, keep up the posts as I will be back."
Don't hold your breath, buddy.
This guy's not sure if Laurel is a girl or a guy:
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WTF is he talking about?
Perhaps "Betty" is the only one who tried to be constructive...
"I discovered your page and noticed you could have a lot more visitors. I have found that the key to running a popular website is making sure the visitors you are getting are interested in your niche."
Thanks Betty, but I have over 800 comments...people ARE interested in what I have to say.
Needless to say, I haven't figured out how to block all the spam on my non/no content web page, but since I'm never on it, I guess I don't care that all these spammers keep trying to get me to link up to their websites so I can buy a Louis Vitton bag to wear with my Air Jordan sneakers.
But I do want to take the time to say thank you to all of you who read my (real) blog. I love to write and take photos and even though I don't post very often, please know that I appreciate your readership. I also appreciate that many of you tune into FabricLady to follow my sewing exploits with Suzan Steinberg of Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley, CA.
And just in case you tuned in for a photo or two, here are a few of my recent weekly photos from My Four Hens Photography's year long photography challenge...it's currently in week 34 of 2015.
Laurel. Thanks for reading.