If you buy into the mythology promulgated by the people who know about blogging you must do it their way because they have tens of thousands of subscribers, they make tons of moolah and some people call them A-listers.
Man, that would be grand, to be called an A-lister and to know that the 287 people who aren’t related to me and don’t follow me online actually know my name. Come to think of it, I have more Facebook friends than that so maybe I should aim higher.
Don’t worry friends, this is not a passive-aggressive attempt to slam anyone. As I have said before when I choose to go after someone I do it in a way that makes it clear– in other words I use their name or at least their website.
But that is not what this is about.
This Is About Blogging
This is about blogging or maybe more accurately it is about writing.
It is about my theory that the best bloggers are storytellers and that every story is like a good soup.
There is a base, there are ingredients that go in it and then a mix of spices that can make it amazing or awful. I suppose there could and should be a middle ground, but I don’t usually find it, at least not when it comes to food.
I really enjoy my meals or I don’t. For that matter I find few things to be as disappointing as a bad meal.Â A good meal is spiritual.
Hell, sometimes a great meal is like an orgasm that just makes your body tingle and it is always made better when you share it with someone else. Food is communal in nature.
I am a fan of music and of Google Music. One of the reasons is because they give out free songs and I am a fan of free, but not just because it is free.
I like it because sometimes I am exposed to music I might not otherwise listen to. And since you asked here is a partial list of what I have picked up via Google Music.
- Could You Be Loved- Bob Marley
- Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z
- Band On The Run- Paul McCartney
- Living For The City- Stevie Wonder
- California Love- 2Pac
- Let’s Get It On- Marvin Gaye
- Sitting on The Dock of The Bay- Otis Redding
- I Will Wait- Mumford and Sons
- Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty
- Crazy on You- Heart
Ok, raise your hand if that list made you want to play Songpop or if you thought it was sort of eclectic.
And Now Something For The Men
Gentlemen if you and your boys find that some days you suffer from that “it feels like a swamp down there” feeling may I suggest you try Fresh Balls.
That is not an affiliate link nor is it a made up name for a product. Hell, some people might consider it to be marketing genius. It is edgy, but it is memorable.
And no, I won’t tease you about it the way I would if you picked up a Mangroomer.
The Click Came
That click I was waiting for came a while back and turned life upside down but the upside down, inside out partÂ isn’t done yet. But the thing is I feel pretty good about it, the shaking isn’t done yet.
The shaking isn’t done and there is more to this click, but my gut says it is all going as it should be so I am just riding the wave. That is the name of the game, go with the flow, roll with the punches and just enjoy the ride.
Blogging Doesn’t Have To Have A Point, it just needs to be fun.