This must be the funniest blogroll I have ever come across on WordPress. Kavalkade’s “baseball cards” reminded me of Harry Potter’s first journey on the Hogwarts Express and his first ever chocolate frog card.
Admittedly, #Krew cards are Muggle standard as their inhabitants neither move, nor get into the habit of leaving their frames to get up to no good elsewhere in magic land. I do hope however that Kavalkade will add some humorous backstories to the next set. His imagination is boundless and the quirky humour always hits a spot.
Until then, take a peek at how he approaches the sensitive question of age. I am rather fond of the Liz parallel (you’ll know what I mean when you get to it).
Oh, yes. And I won’t say no to a little chocolate either, as long as it doesn’t leap off the screen without warning.
The Official #Krew Baseball Cards!
OM has long been a one-man opinion force in the blogosphere. His great number of followers reflects his commitment to blogging and his determination to make a success of HarsH ReaLiTy.
I had the opportunity to spend some time as a guest writer on his blog, and subsequently had the keys to his lovingly built kingdom. I was amazed by the rapidity with which he was able to amass a large and diverse following, while also providing content and engaging with more bloggers than seemed humanly possible.
The statistics I got a glimpse of were truly astounding, more so because it showed the Gargantuan effort coupled with astuteness and creativity that OM dedicates daily to WordPress and HarsH ReaLiTy.
I hope that in reblogging this post, I can help someone who has dedicated so much time to helping others, to be able to earn the necessary funds that would avail him of the time required to continue this journey.
His model is very straightforward, and while it may not work for everyone, I am certain that there are many tips that would come in handy.
If anyone can make you a blogging success overnight (well… almost overnight – you will still have to do the metaphorical leg work) then I’m certain that OM is your man.
A welcome back gift in the guise of parody song curtesy of the Kavalkade Krew: Cumberbuns ~ The Satire & Parody News Desk!.
I am told that one ought to consult a GP before taking their daily dosage of Cumbarbatch to avoid non-prescription side effects such as blushing, heavy breathing and fainting fancies, so approach with care. He is ch-armed and dangerous. Still… the Krew will be at hand to help if any of the above befalls you. 😉
Call it serendipity. A story can find its beginnings in a random tweet and months later it is still going strong.
Some time ago Kavalkade asked a question I was reluctant to answer so I sidetracked with the following:
“I could tell you, but then I’d have to …”
After a few back-and-forths I said my goodbyes and added a throw away remark about a target than needed to be ousted urgently.
So began the Krew Kapture saga with yours truly starring as Crown Agent extraordinaire 009.
Although Kavalkade has full artistic licence and all the dialogue in his Webisodes are his own creation, every now an then I will add a line or two, moving the story along. He has kindly incorporated my catch phrase “Crumpets!” and even introduced Cumberbatch to attempt to distract my alter-ego from accomplishing HQ missions.
If you are curious to find out his latest musings on the subject, please follow the link below.
Alternatively, you could find the story on Twitter under #VB009.
All the best from the London HQ,
Suzy has kindly included Shards of Silence in her current series of interviews with fellow bloggers. Thank you, Suzy both for inviting me to take part and for sharing with us the blogs you love.
Her questions were fun and some delved deeper than expected. It gave me an opportunity to think through what writing in this medium means to me and I found it a great way to discover what makes other bloggers tick too.
Please follow the link below for her interview with yours truly.
Fellow Blogger – Vic Briggs from Shards of Silence.
If you are on the lookout for new blogs, Suzy’s interviews are a very good place to start.
It is a very strange experience, reading public reviews of your work.
We get a glimpse of the outsider’s perspective through comments and feedback of course, but those snippets are much easier to digest than a full length piece that attempts to give an overview of your portfolio as a writer and blogger.
I am touched by the warmth with which Spartacus2030 recommended my blog and the care with which he selected the articles to showcase in his piece. I was unaware that I had won nine consecutive awards until I read about it on his blog. Nor did I believe myself unusual in tackling topics such as racism for example.
Yet I can’t help but feel that my prowess as a writer is still in its incipient stage. Like Spartacus and so many others, I am still learning. It will be a long journey before I will feel deserving of such praise.
With many thanks and warm regards,
#VB009 ~ The #Krew Affair ~ Humor Webisode.
I am currently boarding a plane, my dears – so will be out of action for the next 12 hours or so. Where am I going? Well – amongst my many hats, I also sometimes dabble in secret agent work 😉 Off to the U.S. of A for operation #KrewKapture he-he.
See you later!
HRM Crown Agent code 009 😉
A Lesson in Satire.
This article was written by a fellow blogger in response to Matt Forney’s “humour” piece entitled “How to Rape Women and Get Away With It,” where Forney “jokingly” condones rape. Forney claimed afterwards that his piece is satire. While his original article has since been taken down, Prodigious Leaps’ reflection on whether such an offensive article can be justified as satire is worth a read.