Many years ago the Pilgrims came to these Shores, and couldn’t figure out what the hell to eat.Â They were unfamiliar with the weird-looking animals and crops of this New World, the winter was coming, and frankly, these future Mayflower WASPS just weren’t that bright.Â
(This was years before the Africans, the Chinese, the Germans, the Irish, the Jews, and the Italians came and actually built this country for them.)
But, back to the story of Thanksgiving.
The Pilgrims were saved by the kind Native Americans, who showed them how to eat corn, potatoes, wild turkey, and cannedÂ Ocean SprayÂ cranberry sauce.Â Â Because of these kind Indians, today we celebrate Thanksgiving.
(The fact that we later killed these Native Americans, took their land,Â and forced them to run casino operations is something we can deal with on another day.)
Today, it is all about GIVING THANKS.
How can we thank our fellow BLOGGERS?Â
We read each other, we help each other with our designs and templates, and we cry on each other’s shoulder when a “blog crush” goes sour.
On Thanskgiving, we should THANK our fellow bloggers.
When I first started blogging, I was like a Pilgrim who just landed on Plymouth Rock.Â I was isolated and alone.Â Â For weeks, I wrote this blog without any direction or confidence in my ability.Â And then he appeared — like the Native American with his corn — my first commenter!
Although I appreciate all of my lovely readers, today I want to give a special shout-out to TERRY FINLEY.Â Â He wrote the first comment on “Citizen of the Month” back in April:
Nice blog. Thank you.
Our health is really important.
Check out my blog.
It may not be poetry, but it touched my heart.Â Â Afterwards, I commented on his site, and then we lost touch, which so frequently happens in our busy blogging lives.Â I tried to click on his link today, but he seems to have stopped blogging.Â I sincerely hope my comment wasn’t the cause of him losing interest in blogging.
Terry, if you’re out there, I’d like to thank you and say hello.Â I hope that you are happy, healthy, and having a lot of sex!Â
IfÂ YOU would like to participate in this first ever “THANKSGIVING DAY THANK YOUR FIRST COMMENTER DAY,” it is simple:
Go into your archives and find the firstÂ person who ever commented on your blog.Â
Copy the URL and a special thank-you message — and post it either in my comments OR on your own site.
If you don’t have any comments yet, don’t feel like a loser.Â Did the Pilgrims give up?Â Of course not.Â They just stole from the Indians.Â Â Just write a comment here at “Citizen of the Month” about how much of a loser you are and pretty soon,Â everyoneÂ will come to you, showing pity.Â Â Â In this competitive blogging world, you have to use whatever works.
Happy “Thank Your First Commenter Day!”