Blog Zombies, Fire Ants, and Out of My Comfort Zone

Mitch Mitchell has been running by my blog, bopping me on top of my head, calling me “Kiddo” and telling me my blog’s not mobile friendly. I told him I couldn’t be bothered to care before coffee. But I fixed it – a little. Now he’s thrown down the gauntlet, issuing a video rebuttal of my post, “Is Blogging Dead?” I say “thrown down the gauntlet” because Mitch has me all figured out – he knows I’ll take that as a challenge, and he knows he can drag me, kicking and screaming, over to YouTube to issue a rebuttal to his rebuttal.

The man can even get me to read about sports, and that’s no small feat.

So here’s Mitch’s video:

And here’s mine:

Note that the title means nothing – the thing I lament is that I fell for this challenge, and the whole time I was recording this out in my back yard, I was being eaten alive by Texas fire ants. I’ve probably got twenty welts on each forearm, with no Benadryl or Adolph’s Meat Tenderizer in the house.

@#$%ing fire ants.

I have to laugh – I was trying to find my own post, earlier, and searched: jahangiri blog dead – and found this blast from the past: Blogging with a Silver Bullet (See? Almost 250 comments on that one!!) Should I have saved this whole topic for Halloween?


Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; Innocents & Demons; and A New Leaf for Lyle. You can find her books on Amazon at For more information on her children's books, please visit
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2 thoughts on “Blog Zombies, Fire Ants, and Out of My Comfort Zone”

  1. LOL, that wasn’t supposed to be a challenge but you handled it well. Fire ants; now you know why I rarely go outside except for the lake. ?

    BTW, you asked me how your site looks on mobile for me. It looks fine… but I had to turn my phone sideways to add my name and email address, as the comment box was too big (I’m commenting from the phone).
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    1. Thank you, thank you! ::bows::

      Fire ants are evil. Fortunately, though the itching is intense at first, and painful, I appear to have some magical resistence to their venom – the welts have already faded and the itching mostly subsided. I know people who suffer the torments of the damned for days, if not weeks, when they get bitten.

      I really don’t know how to change the mobile theme – tell it to Jetpack support – they claim they’re there for everyone (but then define “everyone” – apparently – as people paying at least $99/year).

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