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This Was Fun


In exchange for hosting #JusJoJan for a few days, Linda offered the opportunity to guest post on her blog. At first, I thought: “what a great way to break my New Year’s promise to only blog 4 times a week.” You see, I did include the proviso: “…plus the occasional re-blog.” I could scrawl 1,000 words over here, re-blog it and still be in compliance.

I wouldn’t do that to Linda.

In fact, all I want to say is that hosting #JusJoJan was fun, educational and my pleasure. What? Were you thinking that “all I want to say” meant I was only going to say one thing? Seriously? This is Dan, not Linda writing.

It was my pleasure because Linda does a lot for me as a blogger. I always know that if I’m stuck for an idea for a Saturday post, I can turn to her Friday Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Even if I have an idea, I have the challenge of approaching it in SoC style. I can almost hear my editor saying: “you could always skip a day…”

Linda is also very understanding about my, ahem, liberal interpretation of what constitutes “one line” on Wednesdays.

Hosting was educational, because, although I have always appreciated her prompts, I had no idea how much work is involved. A successful promptster has pingbacks and comments up the…whaaaaa…t was I saying? I’m not complaining, but after three days of attempting to monitor the flow here, I am even more grateful to Linda and the other (you know who you are) people running prompts and blog-hops.

Most importantly, it was fun to meet a bunch of new bloggers and to catch a few of my regular writers under a new light. I enjoyed seeing the interesting-humorous-serious-sideways-twisted-artistic ways in which people can approach a single word. You guys rock!

Thanks for supporting me during my three days at the wheel. Good luck with the rest of #JusJoJan – as Linda would say – Enjoy!

Author: Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.

22 thoughts on “This Was Fun

  1. indeed, such great and wonderful job!!


  2. Dan, I guess I never knew who started what y’all do on different days. This was a lot of responsibility! Great work. . .
    Linda, I also enjoy reading your choices of word for the day. The one liner blog posts are so interesting. Are you in charge of stream of consciousness, too? Wow! Smiles, Robin

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  3. You did a swell job. I’d wondered how long we’d have you 🙂

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  4. You did a great job Dan!!!

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  5. Great to have you as a host Dan!

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  6. So happy you enjoyed the experience, Dan. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but it’s so worthwhile! 😀 Cheers, my friend.

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  7. Isn’t that true?

    I mean, we could flip open a random (or not) book and flip pages randomly (or not), select one, and then find the third paragraph from the bottom and choose the second word in and writing a blog post, right? What’s so hard about that?

    I don’t get it, but it’s dang near impossible. Because without people like Linda and you, Dan, there’d be no engagement, no enjoyment. Plain and simple. Thanks a ton. For hosting and for breaking your New Year’s resolution.

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  8. Reblogged this on No Facilities and commented:

    For the past few days, it was mt pleasure to host #JusJoJan over at Linda G. Hill’s fantastic blog.

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