Hello dear reader(s)!
For a long time, really ever since I started writing after Hannah’s death, I have had issues with people reading too much into this here blog-type-thing. Anytime I have written a poem, or a story, or just a post about a night and the thoughts in my head, people have assumed that those samples of writing represent something that they just do not. As time has passed by, that has gotten a little easier, but still definitely exists. And so, I have been looking for ways to get revenge. And I have found it, with some help. My dear reader(s), you’ve been had. And now you are going to find out how.
- Develop a real connection with a fellow blogger. Maybe both of you are pretty flirty, and love to one-up each other in comments. Maybe you see things the same way. Maybe you have had similar experiences. Maybe you genuinely get along. Maybe you have reached out to each other to help each other outside of the comments section.
- Notice that your dear reader(s) are reading into the connection. Those comment wars? That same way of looking at things? The way you genuinely get along? Must mean you two are together. Right? Maybe you notice by particular comment likes. Maybe you notice because of other reader(s) comments.
- In one of your private conversations away from the comments, point out what you have noticed to each other. And notice that both of you have noticed on each of your respective pages. Notice the reader(s) you have in common, seem to think they are wise to something.
- Plan to play it up. Get downright inappropriate with each other. Make it seem as though you are practically engaged. Make it so that nobody can ignore the thought they think they know something.
- Decide to say that a friend from WordPress just happens to be coming to visit on a three day weekend that just happens to include Valentine’s Day. Have her decide to make a post on her page saying she is going to go visit a friend from WordPress that same weekend. Do not name names, so that people continue to believe they are sneaky and in the know.
- Between the announcement of your friend coming to visit, and the days you say she is visiting, refocus or include something related to that in most of your posts. Use the real connection and ability to banter back and forth to sell it. Make it pretty obvious who the person is, but be sure not to confirm anything to keep people thinking they have figured something out.
- On the days your friend is to be visiting, practically drop off the map. If you do post, post about it. Have her do the same, as the visitor, maybe from an airport she wasn’t in.
- The day after she “leaves” reveal to your reader(s) that they have been had. See this post.
Now here’s the thing…
You all have read into a genuine connection. Stephanie is cool. We get along. She is genuinely looking to relocate to the area. Could something happen?
Well, the thing I definitely know is that you don’t.