Category Archives: @SarcasticRover

Search Terms of Endearment…

It’s Thursday, I’m baking muffins, let’s blog!

One of the nice things about WordPress is that it lets me see the search terms people type into Google which lead them to my site. Basically, if you type “Sarcastic Rover Blog” into Google and it shows you this site and you come here, I get to know about it (though not about you).

So I thought it might be cool to look at some of the stranger search terms that have somehow led people here and maybe answer them or mock them. Also – if any of these were from you, I apologize.

Fun right? Read on…

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New Shirtness!

I know this is blatant commercialism, but – think of all the free tweeting you get!

I’m kidding – it’s crass, but if you like it – it exists. Now in the shops:

Rock Debate 2012

On October 16th, 2012 a debate took place between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, on Mars, a very different debate was talking place: Between an atomic robot, and a small rock.

The topics were wide-ranging and occasionally insane. I’m not going to lie, things got weird.

Then, In the aftermath of the debate – I collected the postings from @SarcasticRover and present them here, unedited, for your entertainment, or bizarre fascination.

A brief warning: This is not for the faint of heart. Shit got real. Feels were had.

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100,000…

So, much to my surprised, and earlier than I expected, we’ve crossed 100,000 followers on Twitter.

Thank you all. Very much.

I will try not to let this fame go to my head.

If anyone wants to give me money for nothing though, now’s your time.

You think I’m joking, but I’m not.

Seriously.

Wink.

On Those Who Leave, and Those Left…

So we’ve made it two months and people still haven’t abandoned the feed.

I’m rather shocked actually.

I know I’ve neglected the blog a bit over the last couple weeks, and I’ll try to fix that as I’m back home now – however, I did have a couple thoughts to get down.

1) Thank you all. I don’t say this enough. At some point this week, @sarcasticrover will hit 100,000 followers… which is insane. That a sizeable percentage of a million people (10% to be specific) should ever read things I write is very humbling and nice.

2) I have, I think, finally come to terms with people choosing to “UN-follow”. And here’s how:

For many weeks I took unfollows somewhat seriously, in that I really did notice the numbers and worried that people “changing the channel” as it were was a reflection of my talent, choices, or just of me in general.

That was foolish, and here’s the thing. This is important.

When people stop following you – or reading, watching, whatever – you are not being rejected. I know it feels like it, but you are not. What is happening is something far, far better… you are closing in on the most perfect audience for your words.

That’s all it is. Every person that stops following for some reason or another is rewarding you by refining your audience down to people so perfectly tuned to your voice and vibe that they have not stopped reading your words.

And that’s fantastic.

Every time some person bails on your art because they don’t like it, or don’t get it – if they disagree, or were just watching for the wrong reason? They do you the kindness of distilling your market for you.

And what’s left – the 100,000 people who have stuck with me, or just joined up? Those are the only people worthy of my consideration. And they’re amazing.

So thanks to them, and to those who ditched and dumped and walked away.

You’re all nothing but positivity.

Do your thing, please.

-JF.

PANORAMAL 2!

People seemed to like the panorama last night, and I’m a sucker for making strangers happy. So here’s another one.

As always, if you hate it, keep it to yourself on account of my not caring and all.

Big file warning, click to see it in full. Save at will.

 

Panoramal!

So I made this for you, because I’m that nice and shut up about it already.

Click to go to the full sized image… Warning though – it’s a big file…

Out Of the Office…

Just a heads up for the curious or whoever:

From Sept. 25th to Oct.6th 2012, I will be bumming around Northern California and thus tweeting and posting a fair bit less than usual.

My hope is you will all stick around through the absence, but if not, I know how it goes.

Rest assured, I and @SarcasticRover will try our level best to keep posting and to try and remain moderately entertaining as we do so.

If I never come back, tell NASA that I died how I lived… pretending to be a robot and breathing only carbon-dioxide and freedom.

Stay swell.

-JF.

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