Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Communication Is A Tough Thing

And evidently I'm not a good communicator!

The picture I included with yesterday's post was of a whole batch of books and patterns I had planned to offer up individually on separate days in separate posts for anyone who might be interested.

I didn't mean to inflict the whole bunch on any one person as I'm sure there are items in there that everyone isn't interested in.  Nor did I mean to offer up (in yesterday's post) any of the items shown.

In other words, I wouldn't send the whole assortment to the first person who commented but rather post a picture and description in a blog post each day (for the next couple/few/several days) of something I had picked FROM that pile of materials.

The picture of the whole pile was only to give you a teaser peek at the materials I would be offering as individual give-a-way items on separate days.

Clear as mud now?  

Both my daughter and hubby said they read yesterday's post and totally understood how the way I presented the give-a-way was confusing at best, and most likely misleading.  (Sigh.)  Guess this is a good illustration of how the written word (or spoken word sometimes) can be misinterpreted!  My idea and method was totally clear in my head (rattle-rattle), but very apparently not so to others.

I hope this has cleared things up now and not made it more confusing. 

I'm now going to go mainline some caffeine . . . and return to post the individual give-a-way for today.

P.S. to Tombstone Livestock - If you noticed the comment from my daughter (who quickly absconded with the copy of "Sheepish" last night), she said she would return it if she found the copy I thought she already had.  She did find her copy (mother is always right!) so I do have the extra copy to give away.  I'll be more than glad to send it on to you.  Please go to the "Contact Me" button on my right hand sidebar and zap me an email with your mailing address, okay?


Carolyn said...

Although I eventually "got" what you were trying to say, I have to admit I did have to go back & re-ready your "thinking" several times before it sunk it. Clear as mud, yes sir'e!

Tombstone Livestock said...

That must be a really good book if the two of you bought so many LOL. I tried the contact button 3 times and I get Error message all 3 times.

Susan said...

I am embarrassed to say that I didn't even realize you were giving away books. It was safer when I didn't know.

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - Good thing I'm not writing technical instruction manuals, huh?

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - Uh-oh, I'll have to have my computer guru (daughter) look at that and fix it asap. In the meantime, you can send me an email at: I'll be waiting to hear from you!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Well, thanks a lot, Pal!! Now I feel like all the more of a dunderfutz writer! ;o}

Erin said...

LOL! I don't think I make sense ever any more hee her :)

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I've always had trouble making myself understood VERBALLY but I used to be able to get my thoughts across via the written word. Apparently, I'm sliding down the slippery slope into not being able to communicate at all now! :o\