It’s time I acknowledged how tolerant you all have been in publishing some of my comments. I honestly don’t know why you put up with it sometimes. Since I know that patience lasts only so long, I decided to answer the question that has been on many of your minds; illiterate or just drunk?
Let’s take Sam at Financial Samurai. When he received a comment from me stating:
I refuse don’t have cable, not one of those converter boxes for digital signals, because I refuse to pay any money for any TV when the quality is questionable to begin with
Did Sam send the phone number to the closest AA chapter? If he mailed the most recent edition of sight words for early readers, it’s safe to bet it got lost at the post office (with all my other mail). I don’t know Sam’s policy with fractured comments, but he actually chose to respond instead of delete my comment.
“I refuse don’t have cable?” That’s one way to be disavowed by every college writing professor who ever foolishly wrote ‘A’ on top of one of my papers. So what happened to JP? How did he go from reasonably good writer to “refuse don’t have?”
Allow me to confess that I am literate and I’m mostly not drunk when commenting. In fact, a number of my noticeably less than standard, English comments are the result of some of the help I get from my adorable children.
The particular comment from Financial Samurai was written by me, but posted by my son. I originally wrote the comment to say “I refuse to purchase one of those converter boxes…” when my daughter called into the office, “Daddy! Come see me do a summersault!” I had to go, having never witnessed a successfully executed summersault from the three-year old, I walked into the living room to clap and encourage her acrobatics for a few minutes. When I came back, I decided to enhance the comment with a note about how I don’t have cable either. In the middle of editing, my son crawled over, clicked the ‘tab’ button with a left-handed swipe and ‘enter’ with his right (a nice one-two combo if I might add and he hasn’t even been able to reach the speed bag I bought him on the day of his birth!).
Alas, the dissection of one of my colorful comments is probably less exciting than the speculation. Though the comment might be missing several words and more than a little hard to understand, I’m fairly certain that my son really trying to communicate what was in his mind “A samurai! How cool!” But lacking a vocabulary of any sort, settled on sending my unedited comment instead.
Have any of your children sent ghostwritten comments to other bloggers?
The guest posting strategy is really paying off. I started the Yakezie Challenge about 3 weeks ago and already my alexa is down to 378,000. Of course, I can’t take much credit for it. The Yakezie community puts together a large number of ways for me to market my blog to others.
Below is My Family Finances from across the web. You’ll notice that I’m not on pace with my original schedule. I definitely had an overoptimistic plan and need to stick to one guest post per week, or I’ll burn myself out. So I’m going to rearrange the schedule instead of play catch up.
Week of June 11th
- Problogger – Six People Who Can Ease the Blogger’s Burden
- From Shopping to Saving – Not finished
- The Penny Hoarder – Not finished
- Blog Swap – My Biggest Money Mistake
- US News and World Report – 5 Ways to Increase Your Net Worth with Employee Benefits
- Steadfast Finances staff post – Do the Rich Hold Back the Middle Class?
Week of June 18th
- From Shopping to Saving
- US News and World Report
- Stead fast Finances staff post
Future Guest posting
- Frugal Dad
- The Penny Hoarder
- Prairie Eco-Thrifter
- Fat Guy Skinny Wallet
Top Ten Family Finance Posts of the Week
- Medical expenses are a big part of every family’s bill and it would be even bigger if you paid your employer’s portion. Frugal Toad lists a few ways to contain health care costs.
- My daughter loves crafts and I think she’d find Kylie Ofiu’s Do Whatever You Want Money Tin fun to make and to save. See. I’m a guy and I have no problem acknowledging cool crafts when I see them.
- Pay-off massive amounts of crushing debt or build up an emergency fund to avoid future amounts of crushing debt? Couple money discusses which should come first.
- Free From Broke features all types of potential family insurance policies. If you have kids, many of these policies are a must.
- If you are going to invest your family’s money, you’ll need a plan. Marie shares an investing plan perfected by her father.
- You don’t want to break the family bank account drinking great wine. Eric shares his little secret for saving while enjoying a little fermented grape juice.
- Spending is just as important as savings. Retire by 40 talks about things worth cutting and things worth splurging.
- Transportation is the second largest expense in the average family budget. If you are getting work done on the family jalopy, you can save a lot of money by skipping the dealership.
- Here’s someone you definitely ought to play tricks on. If you want to curb your spending, Daisy has the scoop on tricking yourself into saving.
- You mean children will do the exact opposite of what you want them to? Andrea shares some insight into how people learn poor financial discipline from reverse imitation.
Carnivals and Roundups that Featured My Family Finances
- Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artison
- Yakezie Carnival at Free Ticket to Japan
- Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at 20s Finances
- Carnival of Retirement at Simple Finance Blog
- Totally Money Carnival at Financial Success for Young Adults
- Canadian PF Happy Hour at Canadian Personal Finance
- Carnival of MoneyPros at Finance Product Reviews
- Festival of Frugality at See Debt Run
- Carnival of Financial Planning at Cult of Money
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