Monday, April 26, 2010

Obama-Rama

No, this post is not about Barack Obama. It's about our mutual blogger buddy Asblackasobama or Asblack as I like to call him. Cheesy title, right? That's what I thought when I typed it in there but do remember the title of this blog.......duh! (I bet Cheeseboy liked it's cheesiness) The reason for this sole blog post about Asblack is because (if you have been following for the past week) he won the last Trivia Corner contest and he's an all around swell guy but mostly because he won the contest. Maybe he will get some Spam after all if it's in the budget by the end of this post.

My first interaction with Asblack was back in mid October of 2009. He commented on a post titled WTF!!, which was oddly enough about people not commenting on my blog. I think it was meant to be. He says that I commented on his blog first but I think he commented on mine first I'm not sure of the true story but that doesn't matter. He was one of my first real followers, my other followers included Nicole, my brother-in-law and a friend from work, he made #4 (I think, don't quote me on that one). Since then he has commented on about 90% of my posts and always with something different to say. His following opened the flood gates to other great bloggers that now follow and comment on 'Just the Cheese.'

I had almost given up hope before Asblack came to my blog. I didn't think anyone was reading it and I was rarely getting comments until he showed up. He is a true blogger buddy. I wish he didn't live on the other side of the U.S. so we could be friends in real life. He seems like a cool dude.

I am sure all of you reading this already follow his blog but on the chance that you don't, go visit I Think it's Interesting after you are done reading this post. I love his blog, I too think it's interesting. He is always finding cool things on the net and in the real world to show us. I am still thinking about that awesome birthday candle that he found. My sister's b-day is tomorrow and I thought about getting that candle for her cake, she will be 27 but I think anyone would love that candle. I also love his theme song game on Friday's even though I usually miss guessing before the answers are revealed and most of the time I don't know the theme.

If he is busy and can't comment on my posts he goes back and tries to read and comment on almost all of what he missed. He is definitely a team player. I don't know how many blogs he follows but he make me feel like he is only following my blog sometimes. He always has great comments too. He has also guest posted for "Just the Cheese' about his love/hate relationship for the Raiders. Thank you Asblackasobama for all that you do in the blogosphere. We all think that you are awesome and we all love your blog. Keep doing what you are doing.

As a side note, I had posted some cool facts about 2 weeks ago and one of them was that Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words-- none of them with the letter E. Asblack sort of challenged me to write a post without using the letter E which is more difficult than it sounds. I have been thinking about what to write and how to write it. Look for that post by the end of this week, I hope. If you have any ideas for that post, let me know in your comment. Asblack suggested something about my wedding plans. What is your idea?

8 comments:

Samantha said...

Love how someone random because one of your best bloggy friends! I was like you though, my blog had been up and going for about 6 months with hardly any followers and even less comments. I just kept on writing though, because I enjoyed it and BAM! Got a good bit of wonderful bloggy friends (followers) & lotsa comments :)

An entire post without using the letter E? That is difficult; I started noticing all of the letter e's in that paragraph...and I knew immediately that I would fail. I mean...just count the number of E's in this paragraph alone! Maybe you should just write a Haiku...you know, make it short :)

Pat Tillett said...

Feeling you! I know exactly what you are talking about. I was my one and only follower for a while.

Not only do you have a great blog, so does Mr. ABAO...

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

What a wonderful post! I think it's a perfect prize for winning the trivia game.... It makes me feel like a winner! Thank you so much!

TS Hendrik said...

AsBlack is the proverbial bomb diggity, and his blog is mad crazy.

I have no idea what to suggest for you to write about without an 'e' but I do like the idea. I look forward to reading that post.

Lisa Marie said...

ABAO is an awesome blogger! That is a tough challenge, not using an E. Hmmmmmm.... very tricky

Ally said...

Everyone loves AsBlack! He's tops in my book. I love his intense knowledge of the '80s and was a bit disappointed when I found out he was much younger than he should be to have such knowledge.

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Copyboy said...

Asblackasobama and the Cheese are gems of the blogosphere. But I'm sure you folks already knew that. And yes, I too am very familiar with having me, myself and I as my only followers.

Darrin.. said...

ANYTHING with no "E's" would be seriously entertaining to read. Geez... I've used fifteen of them just in my short comment here! Good luck! You'll need it. OOPS.. here's 5 more!!