Knock Knock, Is Anyone There?

Knock Knock, Is Anyone There?

I’ve never really been a big blog checker. In fact, Kiersten White’s blog was the first one I started checking every day. And even that was only after I sold PARANORMALCY.

But so I immediately “followed” her blog. And then I waited for some message from the universe–or at least the blogosphere–to alert me each time she had a new post. But they didn’t come. I actually still don’t get what that means, but whatever.

Anyway, I got into the habit of going to check Kiersten’s blog every day. Now Kiersten is living life 3 hours earlier than I am. However, thanks to the fact that she is much more of a morning person than I am (or hides it way better), by the time I got sufficiently coffeed up to see straight, I could click on her blog, and there was often a new post.

Oh, the joy!

But then there were the dark days. Those were the days when I would go to the blog and there was no new post yet. And I’d check back in an hour. Then maybe an hour later. Then maybe half an hour later. Then maybe every 10 or 15 minutes until I’d call, frantic, “ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?!?!?!”

OK, fine that was only once, but still, it was very scary.

OK, fine it was twice.

So what’s my point? There really isn’t one. There’s just kind of a weird admission coming.

So I keep checking my own blog to see if there’s a new post, but of course there never is. I mean, unless I’ve written one. You’d think I would know that, seeing as how (like I just said) I’m the one who writes the posts and all, but I guess the newness hasn’t worn off yet, and I think hey, I have a blog! Let me just check it and see if there’s a new post. But then of course there isn’t, and then I get sort of depressed.

I think I need a new hobby.

So this post is just going to go up with a whisper. This is just for those of you who come check my blog, just to see if there’s a new post, even though I haven’t tweeted anything or screamed it from the rooftops. This post is for you.

And guess what, you’re the first ones to know that the shibumi tsunami is building this weekend. Definitely check in next week, even if you’re not checking this right now.

Although I guess how would you know to check this then if you’re not reading this now. Wow, that was deep, wasn’t it?

Tell me a knock knock joke in the comments. My kids only know 2 and they’re driving me crazy. Thanks.

  • Pamela Toler
    Posted at 18:33h, 14 January Reply

    Here’s one you’ll appreciate:

    Knock, knock. Who’s there? Botany. Botany who? Botany good books lately?

  • Melissa Alexander
    Posted at 18:34h, 14 January Reply

    I don’t know any knock, knock jokes. I do know something else, though. Blog reader. Google it, befriend it, love it. It will change your life.

  • Rachael Harrie
    Posted at 18:49h, 14 January Reply

    *grins* Google Reader is definitely a lifesaver. Though if you’re interested in seeing every post someone puts up on their blog (such as Kiersten’s), it might be easier to “subscribe by email” – then you get an email every time a post goes live and you don’t have to go back to the blog to check.

    Exciting news about shibumi, will check back next week. Oh wait, don’t need to – I’ve subscribed by email to your blog ;D



  • Kate
    Posted at 19:19h, 14 January Reply

    I subscribe by email and I got this – yay!

    Knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    Interrupting cow.
    Interrupting cow-

  • E.Maree
    Posted at 19:21h, 14 January Reply

    Knock knock. Who’s there? Someone who instantly got ‘alerted’ to a new post on this lovely blog, thanks to Google Reader.

    I love Google Reader and recommend it for anyone with agent/author blogs they want to keep up to date on (or webcomics!). 😀 It’s a seriously great tool.

  • Bryce Daniels
    Posted at 20:29h, 14 January Reply

    Okay, an oldie, but one my kids enjoyed. (Or feigned interest in, anyway)

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Carrot who?
    Carrot who?
    Orange who?
    Orange ya glad I didn’t say “carrot” again?”

  • taristhread
    Posted at 23:41h, 14 January Reply

    Okay, I don’t have a knock knock joke, but it’s my favorite, and kid friendly!!

    Why didn’t the seagull want to cross the bay?

    Answer: Cause he didn’t want to be a bay bull (bagel).

    • taristhread
      Posted at 19:40h, 16 January Reply

      And this is why I never tell jokes..I always screw up the punch line.

      Answer: Cause he didn’t want to be a bay gull (bagel)!!!

  • Whirlochre (In The Morning)
    Posted at 01:44h, 15 January Reply

    The worst thing of all is when you check your own blog and find posts you never wrote yourself which are better than your usual output.

    That’s when blogging gets scary.

  • Whirlochre (In The Morning)
    Posted at 01:54h, 15 January Reply

    Whoops, almost forgot…

    Knock knock

    Who’s there?


    Atch Who?

    Have you got a cold?

    Just a sniffle.

    OK, I’ll come back next week when you’re not contagious.

    Actually, I’m dying. Hello? Hello? *Hello?*

  • Living, Learning, Eating
    Posted at 07:20h, 15 January Reply

    The only knock, knock joke that I know is the one where you say:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s There?
    Apple who?

    a gazillion times and then finally:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s There?
    Orange Who?
    Orange you glad I didn’t say apple?

    That one is sooooooooo irritating. Especially when you’re in elementary school and someone does it for the *entire* duration of the bus ride home!

  • Lauren Alissa Hunter (@SankofaMeLately)
    Posted at 10:08h, 15 January Reply

    I may have just suffered a quarter life crisis at the realization that I don’t know any knock-knock jokes off hand.

  • Laura Matson Hahn
    Posted at 11:08h, 15 January Reply

    When you get desperate for a read again, check in on
    Travels to a foreign island off Florida — and an adventure for two not-so-old fogeys.

  • Wolfson Literary
    Posted at 12:46h, 15 January Reply

    Yay for all you sneak checkers. Ok, fine, I know you got this by email, or google blog-o-readery-do, but whatever. Just let me live my fantasy that you are all coming to my blog every day, checking to see if I’ve put up a new post.

  • Kay Elam
    Posted at 16:14h, 15 January Reply

    I have missed your posts. I get them through Google Reader. Handy tool. You can add all of your clients to it and check it to see who has posted. I’ll happily let you add me too 🙂

  • Heather Sunseri
    Posted at 16:57h, 15 January Reply

    Okay, I only have one knock knock. And my kids hate it.

    Knock knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in and you’ll find out.

  • Emily
    Posted at 17:00h, 16 January Reply

    Yay! A new post. I can stop refreshing this page. Maybe I should get this google reader everyone’s talking about. 🙂

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