Comments, Stupidity, Me and Random Thoughts

There has been a marked increase in the number of real comments that are being added to my posts, and I must say I am very happy to see it. I have been asking for more comments (by asking questions in my posts), so I am glad to see folks answering the questions or simply voicing their opinions, it kind of validates me doing this. For your info, I am still receiving about 50 SPAM comments for every “real” comment, not sure what the spammers think is going to happen, but I am still being deluged with “wiener enhancement” comments too.

Thanks to last week’s post Are Canadians Stupid (about money), there was a retort of such by another blogger (mentioned below) which in turn caused Rob Carrick to highlight this follow-up (again look in my list of articles to read this week). Nice to see one of my ditties can cause ripples in the financial blogosphere.

I also wrote a Civil Servant’s point of view article, which I have received positive feedback (from other  Government of Canada Serfs (#GOCSerfs on twitter)). You may see me talking about me in specific in the next few weeks, I have been chatting with some experienced writers who are encouraging me to come out of hiding and give my readers a profile of myself. We shall see how this might roll out.

Weekly Recap

Lots of great comments this week and some pretty diverse topics written by me:

  • I did manage to get a Sunday best of twitter post out with Bank Rates Hover, Daylight Savings, and Sunday’s Best, where I do also talk about hovering Bank of Canada rates as well.
  • Stats Canada must have hired a few Nortel Accountants, because when they say Unemployment  Dropped in February, it is only because folks stopped looking for jobs, which isn’t something to be happy about.
  • I got very philosophical with Why Don’t They Empty the Dishwasher, wondering if kids just don’t understand the importance of some tasks, when they ignore them.
  • Going away to school can be expensive, as I try to point out with The Cost of University Residence, but I got some interesting responses to my assertion about cars and kids staying at home for University.
  • I was expecting much more salacious comments to I am a Civil Servant, but I am pleased to see the discourse staying at a very mature level.

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1000 folks who follow me, holy cow!  If you join my “Twitter Posse”, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my facebook page as well (but no I won’t be buying Facebook stock because of this either).

Links for the Week

Some quite interesting stuff happened this week, and as usual I can give you the 4-1-1 on where to find this great info:

Other Bookkeeping

Are we That Dumb?

Remember my RSS feed is available too, for those who enjoy reading without looking at my crappy page lay out, and I have added an RSS Comment Feed as well.

Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on reddit, Tumblr and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

If you have social media accounts, don’t forget to vote for my posts (see the nifty dashboard on the bottom of each article, where you can cast your votes). As they say in Quebec, vote early and vote often!

This site is iPhone Friendly (and Android , iPod Touch and iPad Friendly), enjoy it on the go, in a readable format for the device. If you are reading with an iPhone or Android device, drop me a comment and tell me if this needs any improvements. This site is also in the Kindle US Blog list, if you are interested, not available in Canada yet (because no Blogs are available in Canada on a Kindle?!?).

Is Spring Springing?

“Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.”

– George Byron

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  • Joe March 17, 2012, 3:23 PM

    Thanks for the mention BCM. We need to have public debates more often, they’re clearly good for readership numbers!

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    • bigcajunman March 17, 2012, 5:07 PM

      As you are learning, having a public debate that is then highlighted by main stream media gives you a very nice bump for a couple of days.

      You choose the subject, I’ll bring the rant!

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  • Big Cajun man March 17, 2012, 12:29 PM

    Test of email and comments

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  • My Own Advisor March 16, 2012, 9:33 PM

    Thanks for the mention!

    I enjoyed the Civil Servant’s point of view, but it is a great plan, no denying that. As you know, you’re fortunate to have it :)

    Enjoy the warm weather, should be a nice weekend in the GOA.

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  • Michael James March 16, 2012, 8:41 AM

    I’m looking forward to having one of the new iPads as soon as someone gives me one for free :-) Thanks for the mention.

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  • The Blunt Bean Counter March 16, 2012, 6:58 AM

    BCM- Thx for the kind words, although I liked you better when I thought your were a red and gold guy (or whatever colour the Senators are)and not a Habs fan.

    Is it only me; when you write Rob Carrick mentioned you indirectly, that Canadians are stupid, that I read it as though he is commenting on your intelligence? :)

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    • bigcajunman March 16, 2012, 7:09 AM

      It is implied, I am not that smart, don’t you read the stuff I write?!?!

      As for a Habs fan, it’s like trying to find NDP supporters in Ontario after Bob Rae was defeated, not many of us that admit to it these days.

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