After yesterday’s failed attempt at advancing the story line on Danger Bay, the actors of our little series have joined me on my porch this morning to see if we can get some sort of agreement to stay “in character” long enough to complete an episode.
“C’mon Jay,” Boomer began, “lighten up. We gotta cut loose and have some fun doing this once in a while.”
“Boomer’s right,” Fred added, “I didn’t agree to let my name and image get involved in this to not have a little fun.”
“So why didn’t we have a single comment on yesterday’s post?” I asked, just a little testily, “It is obvious to me that our Gentle Readers did not find it worthy of comment.”
“Jay,” Boomer rejoined, “they didn’t comment because we didn’t “pimp” our blog yesterday on AR!”
“You, of all people understand,” I replied with a tad more force than necessary, “That I don’t have the time to write posts for two blogs, and comment on other’s blogs to meet the ‘reciprocity’ requirements of AR!”
“What the hell is this ‘reciprocity’ thing?” the Codger asked, “I’ve been blogging a lot longer than you two, and I’ve never heard of such a thing.”
“Basically,” I answered, “it means that if you want me to comment on your posts, you must comment on mine.”
“So,” the Codger continued, “no matter how compelling the topic, or how well it’s written, unless you’ve been commenting, you’ll receive few, if any comments?”
“To a certain degree, yes,” I said, my mind racing, “at least with some people. We do get comments from several regular readers there who seem unaffected by reciprocity requirements.”
“Seems kinda like junior high school to me!” the Codger concluded. I knew his mind was made up on this matter. Me? I’m not so sure.
“Hey guys,” Fred piped up, “can we get back to Danger Bay?”