Okay, friends: Time for a test. Fear not, this is only a test. If this were the real deal my hope would be that you wouldn't even notice and would mindlessly participate. But, for this one time only, I'm going let you retain your conscious control over your will and ask you to do something for me.
Oh, I see how it is.
You prefer those ubiquitous "text links," do you? Well, since I'm such a nice guy, please feel free to click here instead.
If you clicked both, that's okay.
Not ideal, but okay.
No, really, don't worry. You didn't exactly destroy my test. I mean, I'm not totally sure how bad it would be if you did, but it's okay. I mean, it's my test and everything, so if it breaks down it's not your fault... exactly.
What? You're one of those people who wants to know what's going on before you do anything, are you?
Perhaps you're one of those really web savvy peoples who noticed that the url for those link is "http://www.sonlight.com/index.html?utm_campaign=Blog&utm_source=081231test" and you're suspicious of me. 'Where is he taking me?' you wonder. 'Is it one of those virus thingies?'
No, this is just a little test thing for a tracking system Sonlight uses to see how effective our writing is. In other words: The "man" is coming after me and I have to prove myself a worthy opponent, and I need your help! By clicking on the click here links you are enabling me to test my use of link codes which lab rats and typewriter equipped monkeys will tabulate, the results of which will determine if I need to be replaced by said monkeys and lab rats.
And you don't want to start reading posts by a monkey, do you?
So, please, for the love of my blogging, click here. The link should open a new window/tab and you'll be able to come right back.
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father
...wait, you didn't click all of those, did you!? <smile>
P.S. For those looking for a practical application for this inane post... umm... I've got nothing, and I hope you leave a comment with some brilliant connection to the real world.