My friend Justine over at the always-interesting Eclectic Odds N Sods asked early this a.m. from over there in the U.K., “What happens to you at full moon?”
That was her entry into some pretty cool photographs of the lunar situation over at her side of the big pond.
She’s good with the lens.
Check it out.
I, on the other hand, it being daytime here in the Little Bitty I share with my dear wife Karen in the Syracuse, N.Y., city neighborhood of Eastwood, and me sitting in my desk chair (recliner) in my office (living room) with my colleague (Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle) took her question in an entirely different direction.
My beard is beyond rather-full today. Blame it on the moon?
That would fit the theme, you know, but it’s more likely because tomorrow is the day for my regular vanity appointment with my friend Theresa Constantine at her Hairy Notions salon. Whew!
Here’s the link to my story explaining the roots of my every-four-week trip for a cut, beard trim and great talk.
Along the lines of time well spent and following your intincts, I received a notification from WordPress yesterday among the comments from you all (on the old-school link that I’ve added to my browser bar because the new notifications method doesn’t cut it for so many labor-intensive reasons).
I notched follower No. 1,000 on Sunday, according to the folks who tally such things. At this moment, my (old style) stats page reads: 1,035 followers for the blog, 78 for comments, and 4,024 for Facebook through publicize. I hooked that last feature up for a few days earlier on through this now-23-month-old journey at markbialczak.com, but disengaged the click when I decided my Facebook friends and I were all better served if I linked the post’s URL myself, so I could write a different headline and lead paragraph in addition to what appears here on WordPress. (I do much the same on my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, too, by the way, because social media is way cool.)
So, thank you for following, whether it were early on, midway through my writings, or just now. Chances are pretty good that I’ve clicked back to your blog and taken a look, followed, read, read regularly if interested, conversed here and there, become friends when natural and fitting …
I hope you find reason to do the same here. I know things can get hairy …
How does the full moon affect you? How often do you get your hair cut, or trim your beard if that applies? How do you use social media as it applies to your blog?