Autumn

Autumn

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Audience

Last evening Sweet Wife asked what I'd written of late on this blog. I replied, 'little to nothing,' and she laughed. I was serious. Anyhow, she asked for my laptop since hers is filled with work related subjects and useless for the most part, so I relented and gave it to her.

You must understand, I'm not real comfortable with my bride's critiquing my work. It's part of her job to find problems and she's very good. She always finds my little mistakes, always. I grit my teeth and wait as she reads. Now, back to last night. I left the room and went about other business. An hour or so later I return to find her still deep into my archives. She had a smile on her face, good, I thought. I risked a quick question, asked her, "So, any problems?"

"No," She said, "You're funny, and unique." Me, big smile.

Then, "Are you aware you have a huge Russian fan base?"  I stop mid-stride and turn. "What?"

"There is this page on your blog that keeps tabs of your audience, and other than Americans, your numbers indicate Russians read your work more than any other country," She continued,  "Have you any reason why?"





I said, "No, Honey, I really don't know but it's fine with me."

"Strange."

"Perhaps they like my gun pieces, rare as they are these days." She thought for a moment and then, "No, I bet it's the way you write of your love."

Blink, blink.

She really lost me with that one.

"Don't you understand, you appeal to the mother in all women."

I've got to change things around here.....more guy stuff. Grunts, beer, hog hunts, and firearms. But, to all you lovely and sweet Russian ladies, I welcome you with open arms....if it's Russian men reading my scribbles, I really do like your AK's, and if you've one to spare, shoot me an email for my address...

Stephen

14 comments:

  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Ahhh, Stephen, Sweet Wife nailed you to a "T"!
    Now go write a guns and bang, bang article....

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    1. She has that way about her. I thought it funny...appeals to the mother stuff. Maybe she's on to something. Thanks, Phyllis.

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  2. Stephen,

    Your Sweet Wife is a sweetheart :-)
    I will give you a little heads up (you probably already know about it though). I checked this screen on my blog to see who is following me and I have people from Russia too and Germany and Austrialia. I click a legitimate named site of one of my followers and it sent me to a porn site that hacks your computer. Lucky for us our security blocked the hacker. Be Careful!!

    Your Friend Sandy

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    1. Yes indeed. I never click those links. Bad stuff happens when you do. Thanks, Sweet Sandy.

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  3. Be glad to lend a hand sir on "manning up your site".

    Imagine manly grunt HERE, crotch scratch HERE, good pull on some Tempelton Rye HERE . . .

    That should do it! :)

    Change nothing sir, great the way it is!

    Bill

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    1. There you go, just what I needed. I'll change nothing. Thank you my good friend.

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  4. Maybe the ladies think you just big ole cuddly polar bear. ARRRRR! HAHA!

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  5. I wish, my friend, I wish. Thank you...and good night.

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  6. I have a large Russian following too along with France, Germany, UK and South Korea (I think the South Koreans think I am Korean too because of my last name which might explain why I get AirKorea ads in the mail in Korean) Maybe the Russians are reading all your followers blogs, Ya think? Or maybe their preppers and homesteaders too, never can tell...

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    1. Denise, you might be on to something. Perhaps the Russians are survivors and homesteaders. They've at least had enough experience after all those repressed years under communist rule. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  7. Stephen - is your e-mail address emitt1 at comcast dot net? Is there a space between emitt and the 1 or is it "one" word?

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    1. Dani, yes my email is emitt1 at comcast dot net. Yes, the emitt1 are kept together. Thanks, my lovely friend.

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  8. dear sweet one - i think Sweet Wife nailed it! and don't go changing a thing!

    your friend, not from Russia but pretty darned close - bahahahah!
    kymber

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    1. Thank you, kymber. Too late for me to change...

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