How Many Bloggers Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Been a while since I checked in on Chasing Daisy.

Searching for something completely unrelated a moment ago, I stumbled across this old post of hers. I remember chortling over the first time around, but it looks like I completely neglected to link to it. Well worth a re-run:

Question: How many bloggers does it take to change a light bulb?


One to change the light bulb and to post the fact that the light bulb has been changed;

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently;

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs;

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs;

41 to correct spelling/grammar errors in the flames about spelling/grammar errors;

6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb”;

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive;

Two industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is “lamp”;

27 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs;

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy;

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ;

44 to ask what is a “FAQ”;

2 to post reasons why the light bulb burning out is the result of a government conspiracy;

4 to say “didn’t we cover this a few months ago?”;

43 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs”;

5 to say “thank you”;

1 lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.


That last one is me, I guess. Some excellent additions in comments to the original post too - check it out.