I had not planned on making another “Hey, I just got another big, round, even number of Followers” post for quite some time. However, some things are happening in the background here. These have inspired me to go ahead and address four items especially since I have indeed picked up a significant amount of new Followers.
Most importantly, I send a big KoHoSo THANK YOU to everybody Following my humble little effort whether it’s the folks that just hopped on board or that have been here for what will be three years on March 10th. I truly appreciate everybody that feels what I post is worth some of their time and Dashboard space. I also want to thank an almost equal number of folks that just come to the actual blog or are following me via the RSS feed.
For those that are new to KoHoSo on Tumblr and curious about me and why I post the things that I do, poking around on my Tumblr will provide several places to get information. In addition, my Ask box is always open (sorry, no Anons).
While there are many bloggers in Tumblr’s #Vintage community that are kind enough to spread around some of my “original” posts (those that are not a Reblog), there is no doubt that one person is responsible for my recent increase in exposure and popularity on Tumblr…klappersacks. I cannot thank him enough for this…and, if you like KoHoSo, I guarantee you’ll love Klappersack’s so go give him a Follow if you don’t already have his amazing posts brightening up your Dashboard.
Finally, I want to say something about one of the darker sides of becoming more popular on Tumblr…and that is it’s not all real. For whatever reason — whether I’ve hit enough Followers to get their attention, it’s something hitting all Tumblr bloggers right now, or I’m just getting “lucky” — most of my latest new followers are not legitimate. As an old hand at the Tumblr game for much longer than the age of this particular blog, I’m pretty keen at spotting almost every Tumblr that was either created by a bot or now controlled by one. While I wish Tumblr could do more to stop this type of crap and I warn all of my readers to keep an eye out for such blogs, it also is a good reminder that hitting one of those nice, round, even numbers of Followers doesn’t really mean anything both as a specific achievement or in the grand scheme of things. Thanks to these bots and other shenanigans, nobody really knows how many people are Following and it only gets more difficult as that number increases. When it comes down to it, all that really matters is, even if just for a few seconds, something made some people happy or gave them something to think about…and that’s a moment so precious it doesn’t matter if a post does that for one person or a thousand.
Oh, just one more thing…an extra-special thanks to anybody that got all the way down here after reading all of that. You are the part of the few, the proud, the never say TL;DR. :-D
I’ve received over 20 fan mail in an hour with the title “Check This Out” followed by a TinyURL link. When clicked on the link, you get a “Tumblr” login page saying your session has expired.
Do not enter your login information, since it is a phishing attempt to gain access to your account.
PROTIP: Get in the habit of always looking at the URL (web address) when on any page asking for login information to make sure it matches the address of the site you think you’re on. Look for even the slightest difference in the top-level domain name such as (for easy examples) “tumb1r” instead of “tumblr” or “tumblr.cn” instead of “tumblr.com.” Anyone that follows this protip will never be phished on the Internet.
This “song” was recorded in October 1968 during the Aoxomoxoa sessions. Even with all of the rarities dug up and put out in the years since Jerry Garcia died, it has still never been officially released due to the continuing, strenuous objections of lyricist Robert Hunter who’s voice tells the main tale above all the “Meat, meat, gimme my meat” and other weirdness.
The barbed wire whipping party in the razor blade forest Sweet live meat, my fangs could unravel you Back, hand, whip, lash, [eskers], sange froid, leather picnic Duty, cold blood, barbed wire, naked on the table, laughing Feet stained wine and eyes smoking No is permitted There’s more freedom than you could choke down in ten thousand years
The other day I went to Mars and talked to God And he told me to tell you to hang tight and don’t worry The solution to everything is death
For those that don’t go into the links I put into my posts, the items I have put up over the past two days come from Dan Goodsell (known as grickily on Flickr) who did the long-running web comic, The World of Mr. Toast. The main page of Mr. Goodsell’s website offers Mr. Toast and all his friends as well as the Tick Tock Toys section that is full of all kinds of vintage goodies.