If you followed Friday’s post and comment thread, you already know that Rumblepurr and Simba guessed who the artist was who painted my portrait — R. Hutcheson — and the date when I first blogged about the the painting — February 3, 2006. A number of you were mystified about how they figured out the answers. It was easy! You just needed to know where to look. I will show you.
Not everybody knows that if you roll your computer mouse over the photos on my blog, there is usually a secret message! Just about the only photos that don’t have this are my Wordless Wednesday posts, because except for the blog title and tags, I keep them, well, wordless. A lot of other bloggers use these secret messages wisely, to add pertinent keywords — things like, oh, “Somali cat,” or “bad cat behavior,” or “expensive deluxe cat tree” (I added the last one because that is what I want for my birthday!). But instead of doing something smart, I decided to have fun instead, and usually I say something frivolous or amusing. I like it best when I don’t have anything to say and my human has to wrack her brain to put something there! As you can see, the blog post I referred to in Friday’s pop quiz actually had the artist’s name right there!
So that is how Rumbles knew R. Hutcheson was the painter. But how did Simba find out when I first posted about the painting? That was totally easy too — I bet he used the search box in the upper right hand corner of my blog.
If he did not find the name of the artist already, he could have just searched for “painting,” and that would have returned just two pages of blog posts. Which narrows it down quite a bit, considering that there are almost 850 blog posts here in total!
Or if he already found the name of the artist (which he said he did), he could have used that as the search term, and it would have returned only two posts — my birthday announcement post and the original post from 2006!
Rumbles and Simba are two very bright kitties — but now you know their secret!