“Between the idea and the reality … falls the shadow.” -Hunter S. Thompson
Sorry I haven’t been around much lately.
See. There I go – you’re not supposed to allude to the fact that you haven’t written much lately. Copyblogger will tell you that. All the smart ones will tell you that.
The thing is – all the smart ones have something I don’t.
You need a certain conceit – or maybe simply confidence – to write regularly and publicly with an audience in mind. For reasons I’ll come to explain, I haven’t had that lately.
Well, I’m not sure I’ve ever had it, but I did a pretty good job at fooling myself for awhile.
But, I do write. I have to. (Whether I end sentences in prepositions or just jot fragments or whatever.)
So, I’m going to write about what interests me. In my own head, I’m going to stop trying to compare myself to other marketing sites or copywriting sites or productivity sites. The world needs another one of any of those three like I need a third nipple.
So, come along if you like. Or don’t.
I unsubscribed from Copyblogger about three months ago. I haven’t melted and no one’s come to kill my cat.
I felt like it was poisoning my own writing. If six bajillion people read copyblogger, and they all follow the advice written there – no matter how good it is – won’t we have six bajillion people doing the same thing? I don’t wanna do that, too.
So, for the six of you who wondered why I hadn’t been writing much … here’s the thing … everytime I tried to write of late (and by of late, I really mean the last six months), I’ve become increasingly aware of feeling fraudulent.
You may not like what I’ll be writing here. You may not find it interesting.
But at least it’ll be true.
And heck, if you’re like my son and can’t take your eyes away from NASCAR because a crash could happen at anytime, then you might want to stick around.
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” -Ernest Hemingway