An Anxious Man, Interrupted

“HEY, WHY SO SAD, MR. NEW BLOGGER GUY?”

Well, Consider This …

Here I am, plotting my journey on the Lonely Road To Perdition.

Minding my own business about as best as I can.

Now, Imagine Me …

A hungry little pony.

“With a fat, juicy carrot dangling … behind the cart.”

Seems like I have the order all wrong … and, I’ve been biting my ass trying to feed myself with temptation and ambition.

If you’ve never bitten into Delusions of Adequacy, it has a briny, lingering aftertaste.

Not something you want to acquire a liking.

FUN FACT CONFESSION #1

I Jumped The Gun …

On Kuched.

Not a first.

I’m typically a meticulous over planner and execute the goods with passable efficiency on any project I undertake.

No, I don’t always succeed …

“Despite my predisposition of being Insatiably Optimistic and Cucumber Cool, before catapulting into a caldron of percolating feces over my head.

WHENEVER I’M ONTO SOMETHING

I’m All Over It.

Like the grape juice spill on aisle six.

My commitment runs deep to the threshold of exhaustion.

Knows few limits of sensibility.

More talent and common sense would help.

Translation: I’m a relentless over-worker, underachiever = Meh results.

FUN FACT CONFESSION #2

It Should Be Obvious I Didn’t Get Everything Exactly As I Thought It Should Be … 

Before Launching This Monstrosity Of A Blog.

Like rushing off to a Gala in hair curlers and slippers …

Okay, not my best reference.

Alright, sockless in a tuxedo?

A FEW MONTHS INTO THIS

I’m Lapping Myself.

My WordPress stats tell me I spend almost 4 hours a day on this blog.

What?

Wow, it doesn’t show.

I know, right?

That number’s also seriously misleading – exaggerated, inflated hyperbole – as my WordPress account remains open for extended periods of down time …

… Spent perusing and reading some of my favorite writers doing great work on their blogs.

A few of which you can see referenced on Blogs I Follow.

Please visit them and others.

Also, I’m a shameless multitasker with the attention span of a Shih Tzu puppy, so I tend to drift and get easily sidetracked by anything shiny or colorful popping up on my monitor … 

I EXPECTED MORE OF MYSELF

Certainly, something – anything – more significant to offer the curious few who’ve dropped in out of the cyber cold on occasion.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hang in there, folks.

It’s bound to get better.

“Well, what if it doesn’t?”

I’m done answering questions …

WHAT’S UP?

I’m Also Nearly Ranted Out.

Close to done with pontificating about my former self.

“I Really Kuched It All The Way Up This Time!”

Yes, its therapeutic, but also a bit too much.

Fine.

I took the leap of faith I needed – we all should – to kickstart something I’d planned on doing for a long time.

I’M COMMITTED

To Making It Work.

Whatever It is.

I’m less concerned with the number of followers, likes, shares …

Also, yes, wouldn’t it be nice.

One day, perhaps.

It’s not why I got into this.

SO, IT’S BACK

To Writing For The Reader.

Whomever, wherever.

Why I’m here.

You’re out there.

We’ll find one another.

Serendipity & Love … Will Keep Us Together.

STAY CLOSE

I’ve Scribbled Over 300 Digressions-In-Development.

I’m sure there’s a few you’ll like.

Others, you won’t love.

And, that’s perfectly okay.

Its just You and I … being Us.

THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS

A Few Kind Hearted Observers Have Mentioned My Blog’s Template.

Canape.

Some like it, some not so much.

Its a simple, clean, minimalist layout.

HERE’S THE CAVEAT

Canape is designed for a restaurant.

It’s not especially conducive to the format of blogging I’m pitching.

It was also meant to be temporary.

So, it is.

Don’t get all smitten over it.

I’m shopping for a fresh, workable template, one focused on content with imagery, and easy to navigate for the reader.

You may see a couple test runs with other schemes and themes as I rummage through more than two-hundred offerings.

WHAT ELSE?

Oh, I’m So Tired Of Internalizing My Inner Voice … It Now Has Laryngitis.

I had to get a bunch of things off my chest and share.

And, I have.

Yes, you’ll read Fun Facts Confessions and Unnecessary Digressions with frequency because, well, its a bottomless source of fodder that gives endlessly.

MORE GOOD NEWS

My Posts Will Be Shorter.

Like this one.

And, the previous one.

Except for the occasional long read excerpts from my manuscripts (fiction).

Shorter Posts = More Frequently Published.

Trying it out.

Let’s see what happens.

READER FEEDBACK

They Said What?

“Stop Being So Hard On Yourself, Mick.”

Okay, I’ll lighten up on the penance, redemption, salvation themes …

“Try easing up on the loopy digressions with internal dialog that meander all over the place, too.”

Wow.

“Not everyone gets or appreciates your alleged wit, but its nice that you keep trying.”

I’m All Over It.

Peace.

 

 

 

 

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