18 Reasons To Read This Blog

Sometimes I love using linkbait for my headlines. It reminds me a train wreck that you don’t really want to look at but you just can’t help it. Speaking of trains when I was a kid I used to love going to Traveltown to go see the trains. There was something about that place that felt magical to me which I suppose is one of the reasons why I took my children there too.

One of these days remind me to tell you about the time I took my son there and discovered a film crew trying to film adult stars engaging in adult activities. As a PSA let me add that you should never look at your wife and say that you didn’t know someone could be so flexible.  She won’t appreciate that you waited until you were in the car to say it and your three year old son will only make it worse by asking question.

Two nights ago I woke up to answer nature’s call and came up with an idea for an amazing post. Since it was 4:45 AM I mulled over starting my day early and then decided that I would be better served to get an hour more  sleep. Prior to going back to sleep I wrote myself a note about my idea and then gleefully headed back to the bed. I just knew that it was going to be something might go viral and that Oprah would be sad that she couldn’t have me on her show.

Three hours later I ran to my computer, grabbed the notepad I had used to memorialize my idea and then disaster struck. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say that by the light of day my idea looked like crap. To quote Blazing Saddles it was Authentic Frontier Gibberish that I couldn’t make heads or tails of. However it did make one hell of a paper airline that died an untimely death at the paws of a young puppy.

And now my friends I provide you with 18 reasons to read my blog. Here are 18 posts that my statcounter says are popular.  You’ll notice that almost half of them are about blogging which just goes to prove that the thing bloggers like to talk about most is blogging.  Got to run for a bit, it is nap time.

  1. Dealing With Divorce
  2. Why Your Post Sucks and Everyone Hates Your Blog
  3. And Justice For All
  4. The Best Cover Letter….Ever
  5. The Rules Of Blogging
  6. More Proof That Great Headlines Don’t Matter
  7. Facebooking Proves That Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds
  8. The Easiest Way To Get Comments On Your Blog
  9. Some People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Have Children
  10. Dear Angry Blogger
  11. Whiny Bloggers Quit Because It Was Work
  12. What Does Your Blog Say About You
  13. A Letter To My Children-2011
  14. I Survived The Rapture & All I Got Was a T-Shirt
  15. What Do You Call Your Blog?
  16. When Mean Girls Grow Up
  17. Dad Blogger Link Bait- The List You Wish You Were On
  18. 16: Moments- Our Lives Are Made Up of These
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  1. TheJackB July 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    @StartYourNovel Blazing Saddles or should I say a lack of appreciation of it usually serves as a decent test for whether I will get along with someone. If they can’t laugh at it then they probably are an alien from another planet who should go back home. 😉

  2. StartYourNovel July 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Reason #19: you mentioned Blazing Saddles.

  3. TheJackB July 3, 2011 at 12:50 am

    @Leon Thank you for your wishes Leon. I hope that your day is as good or better than mine.

  4. Leon July 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Jack,Jack, jack,

    Why didn’t you just pop on the DVD of “Blazing Saddles?” All this decision making will turn you hair gray before its time. Be like those “actors” you saw, learn to be more flexible.

    Years ago, when I hung on every word of all those self-development gurus, I kept a notebook and pencil beside my bed so that I could capture those sensational ideas I had in the middle of the night. Guess what? Most of the time, I couldn’t read what I’d written the next morning. Even when I could, it made no sense.

    I may never be the richest man in Babylon, but I sleep well and have stopped wasting paper.

    Have an awfully independent Jimmie Cagney day.

    Best Wishes


  5. TheJackB July 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    @marianne.worley I look forward to seeing that movie. It is amazing to me how vivid and real these ideas can be at night and then how plain they become by daylight.

  6. TheJackB July 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    @Faryna Depends who you ask. 😉

  7. Faryna July 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    You ok, Jack?

  8. marianne.worley July 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I have done the same thing many times, but often without writing my ideas down. I suppose I thought they were so brilliant, how could I forget them? I swear I had an entire script for a best picture winner in my head at 2am once. It would have been the most amazing film in the history of movie-making, but for one problem: by the time I woke up in the morning, I couldn’t even remember what the movie was about. Now, if I have bursts of creativity at night, I get up and either turn on my computer or start writing in my notebook. My script hasn’t come back to me…yet, but when it does, you’ll see me at the Oscars!

  9. TheJackB July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    @bdorman264 I save all of my drafts. Sometimes I am able to take them and turn them into something special but often I don’t. Instead I use them like a car in a scrap yard. I go through and take the parts I need for use on something else.

    It is pretty effective and saves me a little bit of time.

    Hope Florida is good to you, no gators, hurricanes or humidity.

  10. bdorman264 July 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I have seen a few of these, but will have to go back and check some of the others. Like you, I will have that blinding flash of brilliance and what I’ve been doing is putting the title down in draft in my WordPress account. Guess what, I’ve got about 8 titles sitting in there and will probably have no stories now. Once I get back to them, it just doesn’t seem as compelling.

    Oh well, you definitely have to do a post about the adult film stars………..classic…………

    Hope you have a great 4th in Cali.

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