Monday, March 27, 2017
Great Swampi Marcus 5
Marcus: Hello, furry fans and humans. I am the Great Swampi Marcus.
Percy: You mean there are other Swampis out there somewhere?
Marcus: Of course. But I am the greatest.
Percy: So what do you see this week?
Marcus: First, I see the answer for 15 and Meowing.
Can you predict lottery numbers?
Percy: Go ahead. I'll just write down the winning numbers.
Marcus: I was asked if I can predict lottery numbers. I was not asked if I can predict winning lottery numbers.
Percy: That's too bad. Winning numbers could be worth a fortune.
Marcus: Purrseidon the water cat wants to know, by any chance, did Stella sew catnip and/or dognip into it?
Marcus: Yes, "it", my magic turban. (Great Swampi Marcus 4)
The answer is no. But there was a faint whiff of pug attached to it.
Percy: Our next question is from Loulou.
Marcus: Hey, does this nice Stella actually slip Jack Daniels into her knitting gifts?
No. But don't tell Jan. We dogs are crafty at hiding things, so she is still hopeful Stella Rose Long hid a bottle between the stitches of my magical turban.
Percy: I thought Stella gave it to you as a blankie.
Marcus: Blankie ... turban? Either way it keeps my ears warm.
Percy: Do you have anything to say about this strange email we received recently?
I'm a newish reader of your blog...but I just wanted to let you know that you are building something awesome. You are very good at using an individualized perspective as a way to break down complex themes/topics for your readers. I found your blog to be especially engaging because I can relate to a lot of your content.
Anyway, my name is (removed). Last year I started building up a blog/news site called (removed). We write about student debt, financial aid, and education policy.
I do much of the writing myself and I've actually convinced a few other bloggers to help me produce our content.
Would you be willing to let me contribute a post to your site? In 2017, I set a goal to 10x my readership. Specifically, I'd like to submit a post related to scholarships, student debt, and financial aid. I could even write about managing finances as a young adult.
Let me know what you think! And if you would ever like to chat about building a following, I'd love to pick your brain.
Marcus: Yes, in a pig sty!
Percy: Huh? You mean when pigs fly?
Marcus: No, I mean in a pig sty! That's where that message belongs.
Marcus: It's wallowing in mud. The writer has obviously never read our blog!
Percy: What makes you say that?
Marcus: Everyone knows we don't have any finances to manage. We could use some financial aid, but we don't want any student debt, unless, of course, a student wants to be indebted to us.
Percy: I think it would be fun to watch you respond to the challenge.
Marcus: What challenge?
Percy: He wants to pick your brain.