It’s official: Let’s try this post again! (In its entirety this time)

(Note: This has been updated from the original post earlier this morning, which was missing 300 words thanks to the new “auto-save” feature on the new “WordPress Editor.” In short: I almost had a stroke already this morning…)

image The latest round in The Public Blogger’s “Performer of the Year” competition has been completed, and thanks to your continued support — and a little help from Canada,eh? — I not only made it through the round but remain in the No. 1 spot after sweeping the public and judges vote. And yes, and investigation has been launched.

My reaction when the results were posted was something along the lines of:

“HOLY @#$%!”

So what does this mean exactly?

I have no idea, other than I’ll be heading into Round Six with my fellow nominees — Oscar, Rebecca, Kelly and Charles — this Sunday for our next challenge, which is called “RAW.” The one thing I do know is that if they want the ratings to stay up, it better include me keeping my clothes on.

I also know that, since round 5 is officially over, I can share this video about my 24-hour Canadian citizenship on my blog for those of you who might’ve missed it because 1) You couldn’t get the link to open on your browser, 2) You were worried there may be nudity and maple syrup involved, 3) Your search engine derailed somewhere near Alberta, 4) It’s still too early to think about anything but Glenn, or 5) You have no idea what I’m talking about because you stumbled onto this blog after Googling “performance issues.”

Whatever the reason you’re here, I want to thank you for your continued and unwavering support on this journey. There have been some moments when I’ve questioned my participation in this, and your support has been an inspiration for me; I feel like I am representing you and your faith in me, as well as the importance of humor in our lives.

Oh great, now I’m stressed out. I should’ve kept my fat mouth shut!

Anyway, as I head into Round 6 this Sunday, here’s my “24-hour Candian citizenship” video in its entirety, eh?

Again, my sincere Thank You and appreciation for all of your continued support and encouragement in this competition. Wherever I end up, whether it be in the finals on Dec. 30 or before that due to elimination, I want you to know what a privilege it is having your support. I promise to do my best to earn it every week.

Unless there’s dancing involved…

Truly, Thank You.

— Ned

P.S. This post replaces the first version, which I did on the “new and improved” WordPress editor only to discover it’s “auto-save” feature didn’t work. I am back to the old version and the safety of having a “save” button. #hatesnewversion

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

34 thoughts on “It’s official: Let’s try this post again! (In its entirety this time)”

    1. I know! It doesn’t save, it kicks me out and doesn’t update any changes I go back and make. I am back to going into my WordPress Admin window ao I can write in the old version. More steps for the same result. Ug.

      And thanks, Rebecca!

            1. Congratulations, Hilarious and thanks for the heads-up re the new editor which I must still try – properly – and now might not. Although I like the look of it and its functionality. Beats. Beep Beep Boop. Can I join your club? The beverages I’d contribute would not be alcohol-free, though….

              1. Thanks, Fiona! And the alcohol-free beverages are just for the younglings — so please, just like the number of Republican nominees, the more the merrier! Thanks for reading!

                1. Wahaha! And I’ve just decided that I really don’t like the new editor. Bleh! Gonna go back to the other one. I’m terrified that I’m going to have lost something because the save option has disappeared while I wasn’t looking….

                2. Exactly! That’s what happened to me. Plus it slows my page down every time it saves. I really don’t like it. Maybe I’m a control freak, but I like pushing the button to save. That way there’s no one to blame but myself. Or maybe the cat…

                3. Me too. And the post I’m writing, ironically, has a helping (not) cat in it!

                  Have a good day! Evening for me. I’m off to have a glass of good South African wine now that I’ve comfortably saved that which needed saving…

  1. YAY! I clicked on the video with the hope to hear you say “a-boat” You did not disappoint.
    Vote for Ned, and all of your wildest dreams come true!! What’s next?
    The bold use of “ou” where an “o” would suffice? I love our Canadian friends!

    1. It’s not often that the phrase “did not disappoint”comes from a woman, so Yay Me! Thanks for watching, supporting and being an all-around terrific person with her own style of humour — BAM!

      1. Nicely done! Excellent use of -ou.
        Today I facilitated a training where the director challenged me to incorporate the phrase “jacked up” into the scientific material without giggling. I think she was Canadian 🙂

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