T’was the blog before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a computer was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stock images were stored in the shared drives with care
With the expectation that nary a blogger would need to be there.
The editorial staff were all smug in their heads
That no editorial work would be needed on this blog’s threads
And I at my keyboard, donning a thinking cap
Decided that this post would be my year’s blogging wrap
Then out of my head there arose ideas for some chatter
A blog post idea that might really matter
I opened a new Window, I flew like a flash
Tore into a blog-writing dash
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
My editor, his eyes all filled with fear
I knew in a moment what he must thinking
That I would slap-dash something that was a complete waste of inking
And he whistled and shouted and called out my name;
What punctuation? What syntax and grammar?
Edit away, edit away, edit away all!
I will work hard to make what you write look good
But I will have to proof it and shorten it and do all that I should.
With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon he gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fixed all my typos, while not acting a jerk
While laying his finger on the work of my prose
And giving a nod, clicked upload and up my post rose
He sprang from his chair and without any hassle,
My post went live without having to wrastle!
And I heard him exclaimed, as he loaded the site
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!
I want to thank the Messenger staff for all their hard work this year. It has been a pleasure working with you all. Merry Christmas!
Brian Hobbs, Editor
Chris Doyle, Managing Editor
Lori Coats, Subscriptions/Assistant
Tori Hamilton, Creative Lead