Punked: The story behind my first postcard

5 years ago

Here’s the story behind my first Life’s Experiments postcard, a new project in which readers send in postcards to celebrate their courage in going out of their comfort zones. (I’ll publish the postcard on Monday.)

My Tricky Teenage Son

Less than 24 hours after I published my very first blog post, I squealed with delight when I checked in and saw the notification.

Blog comment notification Punked: The story behind my first postcard

“I got a comment!” I shouted to my family, who were all involved in their own electronic pursuits in our computer room. I had put something out into the world, and the world had replied back.

Only, the world hadn’t actually replied back. I was immediately suspicious, or as close as you can get to immediate suspicion after you have squealed with delight. The comment was from “Alan,” and it seemed too goody two-shoes to be true.

Checking mailbox

Read more at (Don't Be) Too Timid and Squeamish

 

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