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    E-Expectations

    I published today this post "E-Expectations" on my own website elusivetrope.com (yes now I have my own website) and repeat here. I just started the site so there isn't much content and since I try to write something every day, it does help me keep things short.

    Similar to my blog Unplugging the Toilet , we have an expectation (some people more than others) that when we boot up our computer or try to email someone or any other activity related to the virtual world and it doesn't work, panic and/or agitation ensues. One of my enduring memories is at nearly every place of employment is watching people running around with their hair on fire because the email or server went down.

    Today my laptop wouldn't boot up. I finally was able to get it working, but I had to sacrifice just about every downloaded application from Adobe Reader to Mozilla Firefox. The latter was the worst in my little world in my personal bubble. My routine starts with some cold coffee and reblogging a few images on Tumblr, then on to some other sites. I was thrown into a mental imbalance. "What am I going to do!" I yelled in my mind. After about an hour I figured out how to get back to working order, but I'm still reloading applications, much to my ire. I lost all of my bookmarks. I'm basically starting from scratch. Oh the horror of it all. The horror! The horror!

    Besides the website, I have the Tumblr site Elusive Trope which is about 99% reblogs of other people's wor, occasionally throwing in one my photographs like this one:

    If you are a member of WordPress or Tumblr you can send me a message (even constructive criticism) through those site. Regardless, I can always be reached at [email protected] and I will try to reply to everyone.

    Thank you.

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    You came across my reader so I gave you a like.  I am on Wordpress, but mine is just recipes and crafts.  I don't do tumbler.  I have too many irons in the fire for that one. There are others from here that has a Wordpress account but I will let them tell you about the sites.


    There should be a Tumblr Anonymous out there. Once you get going and go from site to site, deciding which one to reblog and then checking out the source site for the image there's all these great images. It's just one thing that one can literally spend all day engaging. One of the best parts for me is that there are people from places like Greece and Belgium and Japan who share their photographs and thoughts,
     


    Hi, Trope! Best of luck with your new site - and all your other efforts, too. I like your photo; you've got quite a creative eye!

    As a suggestion, I'll note that taking a few minutes to proofread your work would be helpful to both yourself and the reader. I've noticed that you routinely make simple, common mistakes that can be easily caught with a second or third glance before publishing. Using your above repost as an example:

    Similar to my blog Unplugging the Toilet , we have an expectation (some people more than others) that when we boot up our computer or try to email someone or any other activity related to the virtual world and [it] doesn't work, panic and/or agitation ensues. One [of] my enduring memories is at nearly every place of employment is watching people running around with their hair on fire because the email or server went down.

    Today my laptop wouldn't boot up. I finally was able to get it working, but I had to sacrifice just [about] every downloaded application from Adobe Reader to Mozilla Firefox. The latter was the wors[t] in my little world in my personal bubble. My routine starts with some cold coffee and reblogging a few images on Tumblr, then on some to some other sites. I [was] thrown into a mental imbalance. "What am I going to do!" I yelled in my mind. After about [???] I figured out [how] to get back to working order, but I'm still reloading applications, much to my ire. I lost all of my bookmarks. I'm basically starting from scratch. Oh the horror of it all. The horror! The horror!

    A few easy corrections can make a big difference! It's a good piece that shouldn't be diminished by overlooking first draft errors.

    I hope you don't mind my friendly observation - your writing matters, and deserves to shine.


    Thanks. I'll go back and update the blog. If I had a nickel for every time I dropped a letter, a word, an entire sentence, well I'd have a lot of money. I'm even worse when I'm speaking, sometimes talking in segment fragments to point of gibberish, On top of that I have the bad habit of not taking the time to really proof read my own work before I throw it out there. I remember getting my reports back from professors with the same kind of errors pointed out. The best one, in my opinion, was we were to compare and contrast two authors of books about the life of the average joe in America's early settlements. One of the authors last name was Cronan, and I spelled it Conan throughout the entire paper (at least I was consistent). He wrote on the front of the paper. "Are you saying he's a barbarian?"


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