If a tree falls in the forest…and no one is there to tweet about it, did it really happen?
True or false?
As a blogger, are you a performer? As a performer, how long would you perform if nobody showed up? Even if you are epic on top of epic, would it matter? If nobody showed up, would you consider it practice and would you be content to just practice?
When did you decide you were a writer? When you started getting paid for it? Oops……..
I like to hit golf balls, regardless if anybody shows up and I am certainly not getting paid to do it. Can writing be the same way?
But I have a message to tell
Me too, pull up a chair and I will be happy to share it with you.
My message? Buy low and sell high….timeless advice indeed, how can you go wrong with that?
I know some prolific and talented writers that exist within the blogosphere and probably would have never met them without this platform. Can you put a value on that?
I also know they better not give up their day job quite yet however, if they want to eat. It’s not that they don’t have the talent, they just haven’t had all the planets line up quite right just yet.
I hope they keep trying.
I like to read
But it doesn’t make me a writer does it?
Same with music; I love music and it certainly doesn’t make me a musician.
Where is the crossover? There are many, many more of us who will only consume instead of produce, right?
That works pretty well for the just show up guy, huh?
Of course writing is easier than producing music in the fact I don’t have to learn how to play an instrument. However, can you be a good writer if you aren’t a student of grammar and structure or don’t spend hours a day practicing your craft?
I need more cow bell.
I can be just smart enough
I have a plethora of nicknames, but Einstein was never one of them except the one time I forgot to put the drain plug back in the boat and after we started taking on water my friend said “hey Einstein, nice job.” Doh…..
However, I feel I am smart enough and contrary to what my wife might say, I feel I have enough common sense to make it through life. So, shouldn’t you be able to convert your love of reading and learning into something you can call your own that other people enjoy reading? On the surface, it doesn’t seem that daunting; maybe not on a level you are compensated for but if that was your main focus I am sure you could make it happen on some level.
Hey, why don’t you start a blog?
There are so many moving parts to try to keep up with in social but at its core, the one thing I can do is write. I didn’t say epic, I just said I can write.
So what do you think, are there any words without a reader?