I’m locked in a space between frustrated and angry battling the urge to storm the gates of Hell.
It is not fear of failure that holds me back or concern about consequences that makes me leave my sword above the hearth.
No, it is reality and reality says it won’t matter if I tear down the gates and lay waste to all whatever comes across my path.
Won’t matter how hard I fight or how smart I am because this battle isn’t one I can fight. All I can do here is offer support and hope and that is killing me.
I am not good at sitting back and watching.
I am good at being relentless. I am good at patiently waiting for things that impact me personally, but not so good when it comes to others.
“Blogging” Secrets & Stories For Your Review
If you are new to the blog you might not know that sometimes I can be feisty and that I don’t suffer fools very well.
Maybe that is because sometimes I am the biggest damn fool around and my fragile male ego doesn’t like getting tweaked.
A short time ago I got into it with a kid who declared blogging dead.
Don’t ask why I bothered to engage or how every year for a decade or more people write 83,832,392 posts declaring blogging to be dead.
Most of those are crap people post because they have unrealistic expectations about how many clicks, comments, likes and shares their posts should have received.
Write better content, sustain your effort, market your work and stop expecting millions, tens of thousands or even thousands to find your work.
Write and they will come isn’t realistic for most of us but then again it is not impossible either.
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King
I have posted that quote more than once but that is because it is important.
Because experience has proven when I open up and write pieces like How to Be A Man people respond to them.
The hardest things to say and to write sometimes lead to some of the best blog posts but not because of what other people say or do but because of what we, the writers get from them.
Whenever I go looking for the write stuff I remind myself of this and now I have to go because I need to move my body and sweat or go to battle.
Exercise is better.