Friday Fiascos: Sad Sob Stories Get Attention

I love Fridays. 

Since most people embrace Friday’s as the let your hair down, wear jeans, don’t brush your teeth day, I have decided that until I think differently, Friday should be a playful day at Goldenzen.

Thus the new series: Friday Fiascos.  I plan to spoof a few of you, so be prepared!

Now to today’s theme:

Yesterday I visited the DEEP FRIAR for some tips on how to increase my traffic with great posts that are sure to please a crowd.  When I saw the subject line, I knew that post was perfect for me!
After all, who doesn’t want to have crowds of people all jumping over one another, just to be where you are.  So – I dived in.  ( Silly me.  What am I thinking: the Friar is known for always getting people in trouble!)

He gave a few examples of things.  Kinda boring goodie too-shoe things like:

1. Thank people for linking their love to you.  Okay, next…
2. Thank people who linked their love to someone who loved you when you were not yet in love.  WHAT?

3. So far…well, Whatever!
4. Ah, then came #4- “Write an open letter to a loved one, and watch the Kleenex fly.”
So I thought to give that one a whirl:
A letter to a loved one:
Dear John,
I have posted your blogging just about long enough and you and I don’t twitter anymore. I used to Digg you and find you but now, I think you need to get Linkedin to someone else’s blog and ask them to get implanted stats.
Yours truly,

Kleenex anyone?????

Come on it’s Friday, show us what you got!  Write a letter to a love one in the comments below.  It has been a tumultuous week in the “real world.”  We need to create some fiascos of our own.

 I will have Kleenex ready for handouts.

In the Joy of the Moment

PS. THANK YOU to Deep Friar who so warmly welcomed my irreverant rant and tolerated my perhaps twisted version of his most thoughtful post.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. goldenzen says:

    harmony testing comments.

  2. Liara Covert says:

    Kleenex is one of those useful items it makes sense to keep up your sleeve. You never know when such a thing will come in handy!

    Blessings and thanks for your inspiring reflections!

  3. Rita says:

    Oh, please, spoof away! This is a BRILLIANT idea!


  4. Davina says:

    Hi Harmony. This is a test. I have tried 3 times to submit my comment. Let’s see if this “no comment” get’s through.

    PS. this is not my love letter.

  5. Davina says:

    OK, it worked. So I’m retyping my real comment.

    So, Harmony…. Who’s John? 🙂 What fun with puns! I love this.

    Dear Jack… Nicholson, that is. My Loving Pulse races every time I see you, thanks to 7P Productions. Follow my Attraction Mind Map through the Jungle of Life to the Urban Panther’s Lair and let’s get Natural.

  6. Davina says:

    I’ve tried to include the links to these above 5 blogs I mentioned and for some weird reason, when I do, my comment is not accepted.

    Perhaps they will drop by here and leave their link behind.

    Ok, I’m done.

  7. Evelyn Lim says:

    Davina is so sweet to write to me to ask me to post the link to my post here

    Well, a couple of my readers have confessed to shedding tears over this article.

    Hope my comment gets through!

  8. goldenzen says:

    ^/> Rita, careful what you wish for. 🙂

    ^/> Liara, I haven’t seen you for a long time. Thanks for dropping by.

    ^/> Davina – finally. You know I think WordPress does not allow links in the comments…to protect against spamming. I am so tickled that you would try so hard. THANK YOU.

  9. Mark Salinas says:

    Nice site! Good read!

  10. Awesome spoof! Your Dear John letter was quite clever. I’m looking forward to more Friday Fiascos 😉

  11. Friar says:


    Thanks for the link love.

    But regarding:

    “He gave a few examples of things. Kinda boring goodie too-shoe things…”

    ” Thank people who linked their love to someone who loved you when you were not yet in love. WHAT?”

    SURELY, you don’t think there was no deliberate tongue-in-cheek here…

    SURELY, you dont’ think that there wasn’t the slightest bit of leg-pulling when I wrote this post…


  12. Lance says:

    This was a fun read Harmony!

    And…Davina, thanks for “including” me in your letter – a “dear Jack” letter – I’m honored!

  13. goldenzen says:

    ^/> Melissa – coming from you – I am so impressed with myself.

    ^/> Okay now Mr. Friar…you don’t think we believe you do you???? 🙂

    ^/> Now Lance, are you thanking me only to get linked to Davina’s link love? Shame.

  14. Dear Lion,

    The week starts in ‘Harmony’ with a ‘GoldenZen’ sunrise. After ‘6weeks’, the ‘Urbane Lion’s Den’ is finally set up. My ‘Loving Pulse’ races, ‘Light Beckons’, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ I yell ‘Let’s Live Forever’.

    Love Panther

  15. Harmony says:

    UP – Some people just can’t resist!!!! 🙂

  16. @Harmony – ya, I know. I admit it, I am one of those people. *giggle* But did it make you cry?

  17. davinahaisell says:

    @ that was great Panther… I’m glad your Loving Pulse is racing 🙂

  18. Liara Covert says:

    I was just thinking how much I love the open letter idea. I recall back during university, I had a friend who was upset that her boyfriend dumped her. She wrote a letter, expressing herself openly about that. I do not know if she sent it, but that cathartic experience cleansed her soul.

    Everyone has their own personal guidance system. This is the emotions. Knowing you have such a full-proof system does not mean you interpret your feelings correctly in in ways that always serve you. No matter where you are, you are who you are, whether you deny it, ifnore it or permit yourself to feel. As you read those patterns of thought, you gain indispensible insight into yourself.

  19. goldenzen says:


    YES! However the letter above may not have so deep an application. 🙂 THANK YOU for your thoughts and taking the time to comment.

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