Lying Isn’t My Strong Suit

Okay, so obviously my announcement that I was retiring as a blogger was a completely ridiculous April Fool’s Day prank that many people saw straight through. I’ve never been good at April Fool’s Day trickery, but I did confuse a few people by shutting down my blog for a day. I have always been a supporter of mischievous antics, so I couldn’t let it pass without my own pranking attempt. Even if they always end up less effective than trying to microwave boil your Easter eggs.

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Y’all are too smart, so I had to take it a step further than just a FB update.

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A few people seemed to take the bait when I disabled my public blog.

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Jules, Jules, Jules… you should know better.

I’ll tell y’all this much, I was duped far more times than I did the duping this April 1st, but it was an interesting day nonetheless. This month will be a challenging one for me as I am preparing to move out of my apartment. I hope I can still bash out some entertaining posts and videos for y’all this month even if they do come at a snail’s pace.

Be on the look out this week for the final Blogger Summit 2013 announcement with the official dates and other rad information about the event. I am counting on y’all to help us spread the word. Can we get more than 25 bloggers to show up at this thing? I think we can. Let’s get ‘er done.

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About Becca Cord

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Humor and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 82 Comments.

  1. Oh my god, that’s so cruel haha! I am so wary of April first, it’s pretty hard to catch me out :) I don’t have a pankster bone in my body (that’s what the doctors tell me) but I do appreciate a good one :)

    Hope all goes well with the big move and the Blogger Summit, wish I didn’t live a billion miles away :(

    All the best!

    Rohan.

  2. YIKES! I missed your retirement message – where was I? (maybe I was lost in my own April Fools shenanigans!) So glad you’re back :D

  3. My whole life has been an April Fool’s joke. Whoever runs this thing should apologise RIGHT NOW!

  4. If I would have read this message about you quitting (where was I anyway?) I would have fallen for it too. I’ll do it now…No, no, Becca, don’t leave us….. oh, thank God you’re still with us! Whew…that was a close one, Becca. Don’t do that again, ok?

  5. So my neighbor’s new roommate had his ex-gf keep up the charade ALL day that she was pregnant with his kid. He was shitting bricks all day until she finally sent him a picture of one of those at home pregnancy tests with a smiley face in place of the + or – sign.

    Fucked. Up.

    She’s certifiable.

    So where are you moving to? Sunny west coast?

    • The pregnancy scare is over done. But then again, I am sure the whole “I am never blogging again!” bit is out played as well. Touche Becca.

      Not leaving Louisiana just yet…. but this move is playing a part in getting me there. Wherever “there” is.

  6. My April Fool’s joke about blogging in the nude TOTALLY backfired. I think I went too far with the live feed bit. Now I only have one follower. My wife. She says I look better on a small screen. I guess it’s because everything fits. Whatever…

  7. I wasn’t duped once this year, Becca. Not one trick did I fall for.
    I missed your post though, I’d have fallen for that one…

  8. Not being on FB, I never knew this prank existed. As long as you caught a few people off guard, then it’s a good prank. It’s not as good as pranking Adam into believing he’s got a shot with you, though. That one’s classic!

  9. I can never think of April Fool’s pranks that aren’t instantly see-through.

    One year, though, I had a couple students once who made a bunch of fake “eggs” and put them up all over my classroom for a little light-hearted prank, so I turned them in to the Dean of Discipline (with him in on it) for “vandalizing my room.” They were panicking saying it was nothing, and he kept saying “It just says here you egged his room. This is serious.” It was awesome.

    • I don’t know BM, that prank you just described was pretty genius and it sounds like the kids didn’t see through it at all.

      The only time I ever got someone good was when I told my brother I was pregnant and asked him not to tell my folks. But then it got really awkward and it wasn’t funny anymore. So actually, that was a failed attempt too.

  10. Wait, you’re not retiring? Who am I going to go golfing with, now?

    I already pre-ordered some irons (I have no idea what that means).

  11. April fools is confusing for me. See, I’m easy to dupe. Everything people say and do on that day will be followed by ‘Are they kidding? Are they not kidding? Am I being duped? Are they trying to trick my into thinking that I’m being duped without actually duping me therefore duping me?!’ My always head hurts the next day.

    • Ditto babe… ditto. It’s like everyone is in on it but me and I always have this elaborate freak-out reaction to what people tell me… leaving me utterly embarrassed. It makes them laugh though, so I guess not all is lost.

  12. Well that was a brave trick ;) glad it was only a joke! But even if it was true, you’d be back!

  13. I think I am actually done with the blogging. Fo realsies. Glad you aren’t though.

  14. Becca, if it makes you feel any better, lying is not my strong suit either. My coy smile always gives the truth away. In any case, I’m glad it was just a joke and you’re not closing down shop!

    • Yes! I get the giggles every time I try to trick someone and I develop a stutter (among other speech impediments) when I flat out lie. Good thing I don’t do so often :).

      I am here to stay Anka!

  15. This reminds me that I have to stalk you on facebook.
    I just did, but I’m sure I did something wrong lol

  16. You got me!
    By the way, you suck.

  17. thefroglyprince

    I told my mom my girlfriend was pregnant…I think she was disappointed I was joking…

    • I told my brother that I was pregnant for an old boyfriend a few years back. It ended up being just a really awkward phone call when he started talking about my period. I wasn’t even having fun with it at that point. So, I prematurely said APRIL FOOLS and hung up. We never spoke of it again.

  18. Post-April-1 advice, please: A friend posted on Facebook about how excited he was that Batman would be appearing in the next Avengers movie, which is an abomination, but anyway… The article he linked to was clearly a joke. Did he not get it? Or was he trying to dupe his FB friends into thinking he didn’t get it? And if I call him out, is he actually duping me into thinking he was duped, therefore I am duped — the ol’ double-dupe? So glad it’s April 2.

  19. Becca,
    Everybody knows you couldn’t remove such magnificence™ from the blogosphere… Next time, keep it in the realm of possibilities at least… Like Adam decides to call it quit.
    Le Clown

    • You are right, all-knowing one. Next year I will tell people I am starting a cat modeling agency. Or I will just let Adam give me idea. He is good at those.

  20. *egg on my face* haha!

  21. Sigh. The gullible cat’s out of the bag now. I am SO easily duped. And RELIEVED that this was only tomfoolery! Of course, NOW I have all kinds of epic April Fool’s prank ideas, that I’ll be sure to forget over the next year.

  22. I did the whole “I done with blogging!” thing last year on April 1st, which was on a Sunday. My mom called me and said “Noooooooooo!” I think it just depends on who your audience is. Can’t wait for the update.

    • I missed that one. I was still fresh meat in the blog world at that time! I thought it was necessary, even if my mom didn’t have the same reaction as yours. She doesn’t even read!

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