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Comment Contest Update

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You can see how tired Byron looks, after staying up late two nights in a row to manage the comment contest.

We’re shooting for 47,000 comments and need just 515 more to get there.

And now for a special announcement. Some of you have suggested that the winner’s prize ought to be a nice glossy photo of Byron the Quokka, autographed with a paw print.

I think I may have found a way to do that; but it’s complicated–so complicated, that I think I’d better save it for the comment contest leading up to the major milestone, Comment No. 50,000. I’m not promising anything–just sayin’ I might be able to do this.

But for goodness’ sake, don’t tell Byron. He has enough on his plate just now.


Byron’s Mother: Very Slow Comment Contest!

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G’day! This is Byron’s mum, and I want you to know my poor son is up all hours of the night trying to make this comment contest a success, only to be teased by some… some bandicoot! about the contest progressing so slowly. As if it were Byron’s fault!

Well, I won’t have it. The goal is 47,000 comments, we have 46,438, so that means 562 left to go. Byron would be mortified if he ever knew I was getting involved with this, the boy really wants to make his mark as a contest administrator–do you know, he was working so hard at this last night, he missed his favorite Kolchak episode–the one about some Spanish moss monster from the Louisiana bayou country chasing people through the sewers in Chicago, all the quokkas love that one–but I digress.

Now I don’t want to make a fuss, I’m only trying to help Byron, so let’s just keep this whole discussion between you and me, shall we?


Byron the Quokka: Bell Mountain Trivia Question No. 6

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G’day! Here I am with another bicycle, which if Lee had any sense, he’d offer as the prize to the winner of this trivia contest. But no–he just wants to give out autographed books. He won’t listen to me.

Byron the Quokka here, and on with the contest! Here’s Question No. 6:

Who caused the avalanche that buried the Thunder King’s hall at Golden Pass?

Right, I know it’s hard to get a lot of people to play a trivia game that’s about some books that hardly anyone has ever heard of. Well, if you want to find out more about them, just click “Books.” Or visit amazon.com and read the Customer Reviews. He’s won awards for them, y’know–the first two books in the series, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, both won awards. Why do you think us quokkas read these books over and over again? And we’re world-famous for our good taste in literature!


Our Mission Statement

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Thanks to a comment made by Heidi this morning, I’ve been thinking about how to define the purpose of this blog. It was originally set up to promote my Bell Mountain books and hopefully stir up sales; but it has since grown into something more.

It’s not something I set out to do on purpose; it just sort of happened. Much of the credit goes to you, the readers. Together we have done enough to give birth to a mission statement. And here it is. Here’s what this blog is supposed to do.

Provide a place for Christian fellowship, including the posting of hymns, hymn requests, prayer requests, reblogs of posts on other Christian blogs, and Bible study. I love it when readers get to talking to each other. Nor do you have to be a Christian to be allowed in: the door is open to you, too. It’s important for us to comfort, encourage, counsel, inspire, and teach one another.

Praise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and the works of God the Creator, proclaim the Lordship of Christ, and assert His crown rights as the King of kings.

Outreach. This blog is a small part of the larger ministry of the Chalcedon Foundation.

Provide opposition to, and skepticism for, the pretensions of secular humanism–the climate change cult, Darwinism, transgender, and all the rest of those Really Smart Ideas that are actually abominable and stupid. The highest card in their hand is their claim to being vastly more intelligent than ordinary people–a claim that must be regularly and vigorously challenged. They deserve to be satirized, and I try to provide that. Hence Joe Collidge.

Provide good humor, pleasant memories, and fun. A good laugh is the gift of God. So is a happy memory. Hence features like “Oy, Rodney” and Memory Lane. And the comment contests, the quokkas, etc.

And yes, I’m still trying to promote my books along the way.

Anyway, that’s our mission–and we’re doing it together.


Cuscus and Baby

Somewhere in the treetops in the jungles of New Guinea, a momma cuscus grooms her rather hefty child–that’s the big white thing scrunched up in her lap.

Byron the Quokka assures me that business will take off “like a bloomin’ rocket” if I hire a cuscus to assist him him managing my blog contests. He’s up to something, depend upon it.

Well, I remain open to persuasion. Toss in your two cents, anybody, if you want to. I have to get on to some nooze coverage.


Save the Blog!

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If you’re reading this, you’re not part of the problem. So don’t feel guilty.

After averaging over 300 views a day all year long, the ol’ blog has been in a slump for going on a week. Fap! Should I be doing more political nooze? Recipes? Advice on getting rich?

Seriously, how can I attract more readers?

The Baluchitherium (above) was the biggest land mammal ever, but the world is fresh out of them. Unless the one in the photo is real. Honk if you think it might be real. I just did.

 

 


Comment Contest? What Comment Contest?

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and if I ever knew it’d be so much trouble, running a comment contest, I never would’ve volunteered to do it.

Right–we’re shooting for 47,000 comments, we’ve got 46,335, so that leaves 665 comments left to go. I thought we’d be done by now. I blame Lee. He should’ve listened to me and offered a bicycle as a prize. But no, he has to stick to his autographed books.

And then there’s the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest, I have to come up with Question No. 6. Tomorrow, maybe. My mum says running two contests at the same time is fair dinkum loopy and I never should’ve let him do it–but that’s all “How d’you get to Sydney Opera House? Practice, mate–practice!”


Where Did Everybody Go?

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Imagine my disappointment when I dragged myself to the computer this morning and found only 14 views waiting for me, instead of the usual 30 to 60.

I went to bed early last night and got up late today: these allergy attacks are coming at me every two weeks. They last about 48 hours, as in 48 hours of hell. I guess that’s progress: it used to be 72 hours.

Patty suggested I see a doctor; but if I find my way into one more waiting room, I’ll go stir-crazy.

Well, here’s hoping things pick up today. It could be worse. There could be nobody here at all.

But I do hope I wind up this morning with better attendance than a Beto rally.


Byron the Quokka: Bell Mountain trivia question No. 5

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with Question No. 5 in my Bell Mountain Trivia contest. Here it is.

Question: Who is “Et-taa-na-qiqu”?

I’m trying to talk Lee into offering a bigger prize than just an autographed book. He won’t go for a bicycle; I wonder if I can get him to make the prize an oven. We had an oven once, on Rottnest Island. A very nice family of quokkas lived in it.

 


Sorry! Short on Nooze Today

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Yes, I know this blog has been short on nooze today. Most of my time was taken up with the doctor’s office, food shopping, and writing my book. And by mid-afternoon I was ready to sink back into my burrow and plotz. So my readership took a hit: only the regulars around today. Which is kind of nice, actually.

Anyhow, I’ve already got three whoppers lined up for you tomorrow, so be there or be square!


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