Oh WordPress, don’t be… gullible!

Dmitris played a very interesting trick on his WordPress followers by writing a book review of a non existent book – he went the whole haul of designing a fake cover, flashing it next to his handsome face and writing a 2000 odd word summary to see if his followers actually read his posts. As you can see from the blog, I am one of those people who are guilty of ‘liking’ it (Do click on the link to the review post and check it out, it is quite genius and somewhat twisted).

I repost it here to have a debate on what you think a ‘like’ means. Sometimes I write a long article and get a like 2 seconds from it being published. I assume people ‘like’ for a variety of reasons – a) Support b) We like the pictures c) We like the writing style d) We agree with what they’re saying e) We just want to keep our ‘followers’ happy f) We like the gorgeous face of the author (Dmitri has one of those faces. Truly!) g) We want publicity for our blogs etc etc!

I know we are all guilty of all of those reasons at one point or the other. My question is, what does a ‘like’ mean to you? How often do you read someone’s posts? (I am aware that some of you follow over 500 blogs) Would you take offence if you found out that people aren’t really reading your posts? Or do you only care about the number of ‘like’s you receive?

MrMary’s Happy Valentine’s Day Wish to a Special Blogger

I had never really thought of the idea that you could take another blog for a Valentine. I’m going to try doing that every year from now on. For now, here’s MrMary’s Valentine to me. If you don’t already follow him, you should!

ASpoonfulofSuga

81Earlier this week I asked Ms. Cupitonians, if her blog would like to be my blog’s Valentine. She replied in the affirmative. She didn’t even ask for my blogs number; further proof of how progressive Ms. Cupitonians and her blog are especially given my blog’s reputation for being, well easy. One or two nice comments my way and I’m face deep in throat cancer Michael Douglas style. ( Is that art imitating life or just how I get down, literally ?)

What’s Valentine’s Day without …

A Card ?

Every women who has relented, and accepted as terms of her defeat, being my Valentine’s for a day has received a hand-made card from me. Being that very few have ever relented I have been forced to created special ‘future scenario Valentine’s Cards’. I created these two just in case I ended up, like many black-men before me, succumbing to either…

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Spending the day with this li’l african coconut

Coconuts

Kilombero

Udzungwa

Exploring the Udzungwa Mountains at Kilombero after helping teach English to children of the workers of the sugar factory.

Heri Ya Paska – Happy Easter

Easter

We wanted to do something for the children so we hard boiled the egg, drew on them with crayons and left them in food colouring. And organised a good old fashioned easter egg hunt. It was a success and we may have succeeded in making this a ritual. Heri ya Pasaka! (Happy Easter)