“As long as you continue to drink upstream from the rest of the herd, I see no way where it can hurt you.”
Welcome to Creative Endeavors, The Home of BoxcarOkie.com. Boxcarokie.com came about because they wanted $2,500 to register Creative Endeavors as a domain name, which did not happen for obvious reasons. This page and this website is being maintained and written by Don Smith (Boxcarokie), and it comes to you from Western Oklahoma, U.S.A. It was first established in March of 2008. Tomorrow we embark on our fifth consecutive year of not being Freshed Pressed but hanging in there just to spite it all.
So if you are here visiting us for the first time, here is what we are about.
Most people who visit this website do so deliberately, but others stumble across it while searching the Internet for esoteric topics. Noting from time to time, people are always looking for high numbers, how many hits, who is where and total residents on board. It seems to me that the quality of the posts is what brings them in, not the population that resides, that kind of thing.
Some bloggers or writers are looking for ways to attract more people to a site, when they ought to be cultivating interesting people who will “add to it” sort of like that Hollywood adage … “If you build it, they will come” idea. At least that is my take on some of this. At times we have had our fair share of interesting people to comment on the site and add to the mix.
From a personal standpoint I feel that comments are great and most welcome, they are for the most part, what makes it interesting to me.
Unfortunately if you are a regular reader of this site, in my often off the wall style or loopy way, I can discourage comments. I will sit down and write that I believe my parrot is a direct descendant of Satan or an emissary from hell, and most people (in their right mind) wouldn’t dare to comment on something that bizarre.
So I understand. Like I said before, more than likely this site will never see WordPress.com up and coming fastest growing blog fame or any other prominent recognition and that is okay. We like being #2 it makes us try harder.
In the future Creative Endeavors will stay basically as it is. A fun place, warm and welcome, and we hope that you will tell others about it or comment from time to time. Some people I suppose actually miss a site where everyone is flaming each other, where the flow of material is coarse, rude and full of hate speech. Swing a dead-cat in any direction on the net, and you can certainly find a lot of mean spirited sites these days.
Creative Endeavors will never be that way.
Be advised, this doesn’t mean we will allow you to come in here in the comment section and beat up on us or exhibit your particular brand of unsocial behavior. This is simply not going to happen. You will be sent to comment oblivion before you know what hit you.
Beats me why people seek out activity like that, it is a unsettling, sign of the times I suppose. So if content is not an issue with you and you have a little time to spare, drop by and stay awhile. Sift thru all of it, pick out what it is that you can use, and throw the rest of it away. If you want to take some of it home with you that is okay too, we would however, appreciate a link back.
Seems only fair.
Thanks for droppin’ by. Come on back when you can find the time, 2013 should be an interesting year and we are optimistic to the point of …. well, y’know? After what 2012 gave us, it naturally has to be a whole lot better. If you are the least bit curious about this site, you can view our 2012 Annual Report Here.