Quoted Brad Enslen

If your newsletter signup overlay is obscuring your content before I have even have a chance to read it, that is not exactly an endorsement of what you have to offer me, either on the web or in your newsletter.

I totally agree. Is my subscribing to your newsletter (or blog) so important to you that you need to aggressively annoy me like that (especially when you already have my attention)?

Nothing more effectively drives me away from a site than sleazy overlays and slide-ins that block content and require action on my part to continue.

“If we wait, we might get to see him.”

“Do you really think so? He may not want to see us.”

The waiting game’s not easy, but he had done it his whole life and now it was his time for payback. The fool followed fame as he pretended to be something bigger than life (as he waited to actually be bigger than life). After pretending he had arrived for so long, he actually convinced himself that he had arrived.

“Do you think he’ll recognize us?”

She had a strange look in her eyes as she asked the question. She remembered how he treated her before she left. She wondered why she was interested in him at all.

“Hey, baby! Long time.”

“Not long enough.”

The two women turned away and walked towards the hotel.

“I told you!”

“I know, Mother.”

From the old simply.personal, circa 2000.