Lately Ms. Ducktoes is practicing being funny in her blog posts. Nobody seems to notice except her youngest son who actually did laugh out loud while reading the post about
The Hidden, Sexy, Mysterious Other Inbox. And I didn’t even bribe him with a better Christmas present, although Ms. Santa Claus is coming to town soon. Yikes, Christmas is almost here, I better stop trying to be funny and get to the mall.
But it is much more challenging to write about computers and be funny at the same time than just drone on and on in a serious tone.
One way to be funny is to have one character act in an outlandish or funny way and put them up against a straight character who reacts to their silliness. Think of Lucille Ball as funny character and Ricky Ricardo as a straight one. In my blog about hard drives I have Ms. Ducktoes as the silly character, trying to get the parts store clerk to let her buy more than her allotted two drives by putting on a wig and trench coat and the parts store clerk not falling for the disguise.
Another way to be funny is to write in a self-deprecating way, that means make fun of yourself.
Most people coming into the our Calgary computer repair shop need some cheering up. They’re so focused on their computer problems, some are quite anxious. They do need some TLC which we try to provide, actually we do care, and they appreciate it. But lately I’ve also been putting in a promo for my blog, telling them it’ll give them a laugh if they read it. They nod politely.
I also have a Squidoo lens about Computer Repair. Also funny supposedly.