The kind of humor I like is the kind that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.
– William Davis
First, I don’t know who William Davis is. That may give you a hint at my intellect. Second, I do not care. No, not even enough to google his name.
The kind of humor I like is the kind that makes me laugh. The end.
– Jennie Todd, blogger wannabe
Therefore, until I figure out this whole humor writing thing, just know that everything I write is tongue-in-cheek. I’d like to get to the point where the stuff that I find funny in my head, translates through the words on my blog. (In other words, go beyond adding the winky emoticons, but somehow communicate the “wink” in my writing.)
One of my favorite writers, Jen Lancaster, once said, “I’m a humor writer so I don’t always present myself in the best light.” Well, there you go. We have THAT in common.
Apparently my post Be Kind To Your Elders…uh…self inadvertantly presented me in a bad light. As I was back pedaling and defending my respect for my mother in the comments, I’m thinking, “Wait? What? How did this even go here?”
I wasn’t trying to make that post funny, although when I was writing it, I was smiling to myself (again, funny in my head) and chuckling at how my mom at 92 has things “disappear” while trying to do things on the computer and now as I’m struggling with the tech stuff of Blogging 101, I can relate.
A few other readers took offense to a line that I wrote stating that maybe learning techology is age-related. (Did she just repond that she needed allies with that other reader to support her view?) Now I offended a whole group of readers of a certain age (of which I am a part). Another told me not to be so hard on myself. (Not a problem. How did he read that in my words?)
Oh, my. Social media anxiety. For a good full minute. Then I turned to comedy.
Mike Birbiglia, make me laugh. Spent a few minutes before falling asleep, listening to one of his comedy routines on YouTube. The next day I added his (“offensive”) quote to My Paint Splattered Life.
Just going to tag everything “humor,” not because it’s funny, but because I want people with a sense of humor to follow me.