So–the three of you who read my blog yesterday may have thought I was the author of yesterday’s post. Why wouldn’t you? That would be a reasonable assumption, since after all, this is my blog, and you have not had any past experience to suggest that anyone other than me would be writing it. But your reasonable assumption, founded on sound rational principles, would be wrong!
The actual author of the previous post is one Ed “Ed-man” Humphries, my esteemed cousin and owner of The Ed Zone. We sure pulled the wool over their eyes, didn’t we, Ed!
In point of fact (an excellent way of writing “in fact,” except that it gets you an additional two words, which matters when one gets paid by the word, which I don’t for this blog, but do in other areas on my professional career), not only did Ed write my blog entry, but I wrote one for Ed, informing his trusting readership that, with my aid, he had sold a screenplay to the Lords of Hollywood.
Now, for the record, my fake post did not fool one single person, nor did it, as of 12:30 the following day, inspire a single comment. Judging from the ratio of comments to Ed’s second April Fool’s post, it’s apparent his close friends and family are more willing to believe he would abandon them for Iowa at the drop of a hat than the notion that he could make a mint selling a screenplay. If I sound bitter, it’s only because I am.
Speaking of commenting, I’ve now altered my comment system so that TypeKey registration is no longer necessary. This means I’ll have to monitor for spam comments, but it also means you’ll be able to leave comments without any annoying registration process, so please, give me feedback, for good or ill. If you have any problems with commenting, please email me and let me know.