The blog of my enemy is failing August 11, 2009 By Karen Andrews 7 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading!The blog of my enemy is failing and I celebrate. Gone is the fizz and dapper swagger of awards won and rankings claimed. Your Fitzgeraldean party is over. What good is precocious verve, or the generosity of ‘linky-loving’ be when even the trolls, sniffing the wounds, have left you alone for gamer prey, for other bombs, the Gigli’s of Moveable Type, whose writers’ no amount of self-promotion could surpass their own self-interest. My enemy’s blog, its clean lines and symmetry, now reposes uncomfortably in the reflective rays of Perez’s pink. His undeniable precocity is to be found among ‘Project 365 of cow udders’. His bravery, declared by others when first known himself, his devotion to community, is there amongst “Celebrating Monkfish — They can’t help being ugly”. And (oh, yes) his talent, his talent no amount of photoshopping could ever hope to boost is now a nice match to @Fake_Seth_Godin who promises, “You (only wish you) can be as successful as me.” Now, soon my own blog could fail, though not to the catastrophic extent the failure of my enemy’s blog has managed to achieve, since in my blog’s particular case it will be due to an alexa glitch, or borked Technorati – - merely a temporary error. The quality is irrefutable. But in case such an anomaly were to occur and spoil my mirth, it will be countered nicely by the documentation of this occasion. Open the box and pass me a cigar! For the blog of my enemy is failing and I am dancing. Karen Andrews Notes: 1) Yes, to those who are familiar with the poem, this one is my hat-tip to Clive James’ marvel, “The Book of my Enemy has been Remaindered “. I felt like experimenting and having some fun. 2) No, I’m not writing about anyone specifically. Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « HugsSheep Stomach Lighting »Comments Jayne says August 11, 2009 at 9:25 am LOL Love it Reply Shelly says August 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm Cool! Wasn’t familiar with the Clive James one. Reply faith says August 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm well done! entertaining and very creative Reply Jean-Luc Picard says August 12, 2009 at 5:37 am Very creative and sharp. Reply Maxine says August 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm I have GOT to post this on the O/land blog during Overload! Say I can! Reply Karen (miscmum) says August 19, 2009 at 9:55 am Maxine – of course you can! Reply Jayne says August 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm LOL Love it, very clever Jayne recently posted..August 18 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.