April Fools Day Pranks

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Did anyone else get the practical joke played on them by wordpress for  April Fools day?

I had a guest post on http://schizophrenicwriter.wordpress.com/ on “Putting Humor in Your Writing”. I had hoped for a rise in readers but imagine my surprise when the statistics showed over 150 more than usual?

Then I clicked on the  column and it said April Fools!

Fitting isn’t it?

See also http://JannaTwrites.wordpress.com/ on “Good Employees Gone Foolish”

What are some of the jokes you saw or played?


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Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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13 Responses to April Fools Day Pranks

  1. souldipper says:

    Check the numbers – you may find they are valid. I had the same thing,. However, the numbers are, in fact, correct and the bar now simply says April 1.

    My opinion?: If it was not an accurate count, they would have changed the to the correct number.


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  3. nrhatch says:

    Several folks reported the same thing . . . including Paula and Tilly Bud. WP played an AFD’s joke on bloggers. 🙂

    Last year, I did a contest on SLTW for AFD. If you’re interested:


  4. The only ones I saw were the upside down and sideways pages printed by the local newspaper. Even my normally playful sweetie didn’t pull any pranks.

    Wishing you all those new followers in the future.


  5. clarbojahn says:

    Thanks for the good wishes, Bobbi. I think a better title and the better use of blank space would have helped. Too bad the email didn’t forward it exactly the way I had written it.Found out yesterday that my step daughter self published a children’s story, “I don’t want to be a Mom today.” You can buy at aRRtwork.com/mom/ or Amazon.


  6. A.M. Kuska says:

    Nope. I lay low on April Fools day. >.< I'm just too gullible.


  7. jannatwrites says:

    Thanks for the reference to my post, Clar!

    We don’t do any pranks at home, I save it for work. I expect as the kids get older they’ll gang up on us to make us feel silly.

    My wordpress graph showed a huge number, but when I hovered my mouse over the bar graph, it noted, “April Fools” and displayed the correct number of visits (which was nowhere near 557!) Too funny 🙂


  8. Your welcome. I enjoyed your post,
    I guess WordPress played it on everyone. It phsyced me out. LOL.


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