It was a very painful thing for me, but I have finally done it!
I stopped talking about writing.
You see, it took me a while, but I began to notice that non-writers would go into a kind of bored trance whenever you mention anything about what you are writing.
It doesn’t matter what you start talking about, whether it’s; a new plot you are working on, or a cool character you are developing, or even a fantastic scene you have placed your characters in as part a story you’re hoping to publish.
They just don’t care, these non-writing masses we are surrounded by each day when we go out and mix with people. Once I had realized this, I decided that they were beneath me and I stopped talking to them about my writing.
And OMG, my fellow writers?
They are all so engrossed in their writings that it quickly became obvious they all believed their works are far more interesting than mine.
by Don Bobbitt, January, 2017
Copyright, Don Bobbitt, January, 2017, All Rights Reserved
I know, your Blog count is really high and you actually smile a little when you see that counter go up every time you release a new Post.
But, you can be your own enemy when it comes to people following you.
Over time we write articles that are pertinent to those times and you get some readers who give you good comments as well as some new followers. But, when you look back many of these posts will have become dated.
This post is essentially an apology to those readers who occasionally stop by and read my poetry, favorite music, and often, ravings.
I built this site to be a centralized point that would provide access to my other Blogs and writing sites.
I realized over a year ago that I had gone slightly insane in generating new Blogs, on a wide variety of subjects, and that I had expanded to the point that I wasn’t doing any of my sites justice.
And, I am not a purist. I need to make a few bucks on my writings. Not a fortune, but something!. This site, as you might know is a WordPress site and is not allowed to be commercial.
So, one of the things I do is provide links to some of my writings on my other sites that I hope are of interest. And, those other sites to put ads into my articles.
If you click on the link, I might get a fraction of a penny. If you click on an ad, I might get a larger fraction of a penny. If you purchase what is in the ad, I might get a small fraction of what Google gets for putting the ad there.
This not a way to get rich. On a good month, I might make enough for my wife and I to go out to dinner. And, that’s good enough for me.
Back to my problem.
OK, my problem is that I need to consolidate my writings into as few sites as possible to build up my traffic.
I have avoided this because it will be so time consuming. But, I must start so my plan is to trim down the number of sites, each of which ill have clear focus on one subject.
This site? well, I will keep it going with better and clearer links to my other sites.
And, of course, I will continue my ravings on the world and the idiots that run things.
Thanks, and I ope you stop by occasionally to see what crazy things I am intio over the next year.
OK, I write a lot. In fact, sometimes, I write too darn much, at least according to my wife.
But, I’s sorry, it’s what I do! Being a normal person in other ways, this writing thing is not quite an obsession for me, but I guess that it does come close, at times.
If you check out this new site of mine, it is an attempt to provide access to my writings that I have foolishly laid like fresh eggs all over the web. I really didn’t start out with a plan for presenting my works, and boy, does it show now.
I have published books, articles, short stories, poetry, recipes, “How To” articles, Blogs and more. I’m not bragging, this kind of thing just seems to happen to myself and my fellow web writers, eventually. Even if we aren’t necessarily great at a form of writing, sooner or later, in our arrogance, we will attempt it.
Looking at a lot of my writings, I can see that I am often just attempting to do a very simple thing. I Just Need to Clear my Head.
You see, things grow there, in my head. They always have. Regardless of what I am doing, there are these other ideas, thoughts, whatever that are stirring around up there. And, over my life, I have entertained myself by taking these and working them into something more than a passing thought.
Once I take these thoughts and work them to the point that they make sense, then I can finally file them away in a remote corner of my brain, and, with a level of relief, I can move on to the next one. Of, course, this wasn’t very productive, but it was a way I entertained myself.
Over the years, I began writing these things down, evolving eventually to using the web as my storage media. That is how I ended up scattered seemingly randomly all over the web.
This crazy way of writing has been great for me, and I now count on it as my special way to Clear my Head of random thoughts.
So, sometimes, I just write to Clear my Head! And, if you end up following me, you will be subjected to a wide range of ideas and thoughts that are just escaping form my addled brain.