Yesterday I found myself a little bent out of shape, not in sync with the world as we know it, so I did not post anything. I feel strongly that if you are not up to snuff, if you are down in the dumps, you should not write or as some say “share that with everyone else.”
It is not a good thing to drag down your readers with some poorly written missive designed with one purpose in mind, to ruin everyone’s day because your day just didn’t measure up.
So instead, I found myself doing some light reading and bouncing around from one site to another in a vain attempt to elevate my condition but it did not work.
During this process, I came across one blog (that in all fairness shall remain unnamed) and it was kind of a hoot. It was one full page on “blogging advice or writing do’s and don’ts.” It amazes me, people come online, and in the span of some six to nine months, they seem to think they have it all figured out?
I read thru this list of things you should and should not do in order to make your site or blog successful and I just kind of smiled to myself.
Here is a girl, who is recently graduated from college and writing her own blog for some nine months. In that time, she has managed to garner 24,000 site views, which is sort of impressive, but far from qualifying as an “expert writer” with loads of experience.
Guess it takes all kinds to make a world eh? Rest assured, we do not have all the answers here, we have dutifully tried just about every trick in the book to fire this sucker up, to generate the hits, to bring the comments. We have dotted every “I” and crossed every “T” we have done everything that WordPress.com has suggested that we do.
And you know what?
Most of it did not work. Regrettably we found out that no one, has all the right answers when it comes to blogging. You just have to give it your best shot. We still suit up every day and play the game (most of the time). This is because we feel it is worthwhile, that it has some worth, and we believe it or not, enjoy it.
If that is what rows you boat in this big old wide world … then sit back and relax, you are in the right spot.
When Lynda Frederick posted a poem on her old high school”s Facebook page about he experiences as a bullying victim, she was just hoping to tell people how her life had improved some 25 years later. But the 42-year old’s post was greeted by a flood of apologetic calls and messages from her former classmates, begging for the opportunity to make amends. Now her class has raised $800 to fly this New Yorker out to California for a school reunion.
She says that she has forgiven her one time tormenters,
she said, “We can’t fix yesterday, but we can try to fix today.”
That is the message for today … Yesterday is no longer here, it is in the past, it is now just as hidden, as the future that we cannot see. If you are sitting there trying to figure out all the answers instead of enjoying life, you are just spinning your wheels and going nowhere. One thing is for sure, nothing is what it ever seems to be. Watch this video, “Uncle Drew” this is a prime example of what we are talking about here. It is really cool … talk about a ringer.
Here is today’s parting shot … Live life in the moment because all the rest of it is just fluff.