We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Share Maggie's Farm - don't hoard us! Help keep us inspired and chugging along during these dog days of summer by sending us around to your million friends. That is all we will ever ask for.
But if our readers insist on continuing to mail cash to our Maggie's account, well, that is just great too. Nothing smaller than wrapped ten-packs of circulated 100s, please, or it isn't worth our trouble. Mail cash to: Mr. Churchie la Femme, c/o CYA Assets Associates, Ltd, George Town, Grand Cayman.
Photo: A handsome 1925 Doble steamer. I remember my Granny explaining to me why her next-door neighbor had a funny low extension on the back of their garage. The prior owner needed the extension to fit their fancy new Stanley Steamer. That funny lean-to extension remains there today, and is surely useful for today's cars.
GLAD TO SHARE YOUR 'STUFF', AS I ALREADY DO, BUT AM NOT ONE TO USUALLY WRITE ON THESE THINGS.......STILL I LOVE NEARLY EVERYTHING I READ, AND SOMETIMES DO LAUGH OUT LOUD, ON THE FUNNY ONES
KEEP UP THE GREAT POSTS, AND MAYBE I WILL TRY MY HAND AT PASSING ON SOME GOOD WORDS, OR MAYBE EVEN SOME SILLY ONES SOMEDAY~!
.....and then by the late 1990's Ford Motor Co. made an SUV so big people had to but extentions on their garages tp accomdate the behemoth.
Now many of them, having cashed out all the equity once residing in their homes fro big screen TV's and personal water craft are living in the SUV's , having been foreclosed on when gas went to $3.50/gallon.
Ok, allow me to make some totally unsolicited marketing observations.
Your menu is too eclectic to draw an audience of any size. I don't know what your stats look like but I've been around the Farm for awhile and I never see a large number of comments..unless I make 10 and have each of my other personalities make 2-3.
Articles on katydids and other bugs as a lead is unique.
Yeah we had a real hoot with cast iron skillets but that's not gonna draw for very long.
There are probably too many blogs period right now so some shaking out is inevitible. I hope you're not one of them but a routinized weekly helping of 1. a bug 2. an opera/opera singer 3.picture of a lighthosue 4. semi nude girl 5. a wooden boat, is not going to make it against the competition.
You're positioned for an audience with an IQ above 130-140, perhaps a bit lower, but the masses are around 98 and plummetting.
There are huge political issues that could be offered. That puts you head to head with a large segment of the blogshere but it might draw some interesting commentators.
I watched Belmont Club institute a hard core policy that every comment had to be a MBA thesis and boom the numbers dropped off the face of the Earth....lots of those people gravitated to the Elephant Bar but it became a daily forum of slam Bush, slam the war effort, so they now have maybe 10 contrubutors who each make 15-20 comments so I guess they're happy. I do know they use to have a good many more contributors.
A magic formula..I don't have it. These are just my observations on things that I think are interesting to a very small audience ..expand into some controversial political and sociological issues.
The open guitar case while you sing Peter, Paul and Mary songs I don't think will keep your blog above the Mendoza line.
I've told friends about this site. They visit and go back to their bedroom comfy blog because they don't know bugs or opera and could care less about the artistry and craftsmenship of a wooden boat.
"There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." - Ludwig Von Mises
The laws of thought can be most intelligibly expressed thus:
Everything that is, exists.
Nothing can simultaneously be and not be.
Each and every thing either is or is not.
Of everything that is, it can be found why it is.
There would then have to be added only the fact that once for all in logic the question is about what is thought and hence about concepts and not about real things.
– Schopenhauer, Manuscript Remains, Vol. 4, "Pandectae II," §163
Of all our vehicles (now that's pecularly American) my old battered Isuzu 'hickup truck', as my 4 yo calls it, is by far the vehicle of choice of both my girls...at least until they become old enough to discover the concepts of coolness and prestige.