Lamentations


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My blog stats suck.

I can’t write everyday because my need for food and shelter is still supplied by my calloused hands.

I wish I could write all of the time.

I enjoy it and it helps me discover things about myself.

But does a writer write only for themselves?

A writer needs readers.

A writer needs praise or penalty.

A writer needs interest and wonder.

I am not a writer.

I don’t know enough big words, catchy phrases or secret writer thingees to be a good writer.

I do not have the necessary DNA to be a real writer

Inability to focus, non-committal, short attention span, spurts and bursts of creativity; nothing consistent or reliable.
Oh, I have fun and treasure my writing blackout episodes very much.

But, I am only a hack.

I don’t even consider myself a blogger, yet..

I just….. Type thoughts, then spell check them and hit publish.

I wish I could read everybody’s blogs that look interesting but, it is impossible.

Often, I am too exhausted daily to even read a good intention.

The only time I can is probably 2-3 times a month.

I like it when people like my stories.

I wish I could speak like I write.

I don’t know anything about promoting my blog!

Besides, I’m usually too tired to mess with it.

I just wanna say thanks to all of the followers and readers that have taken a small part of their life and spent it with something that I enjoyed creating for them… And myself.

I have a hard time reading everyone’s stuff but, trust me when I say that I really really try to!

I don’t say thanks to y’all as much as I should.

In this day and age where everything is “right now” For y’all to spend 5 minutes on my blog is a big deal to me.

I know it’s tough, I really do.

Thanks again, y’all.

9 thoughts on “Lamentations”

  1. Don’t worry about your stats. Just keep writing from the heart. If you do want more readers, then look for and add people who post regularly. If you read them, they’ll read you. You decide whether you’re blogging for the number of readers or for your own self-expression. Somewhere, there is a balanced level.

    1. I’m not worried. I don’t really care about stats, as far as that goes, but I do like the little country flags of the people that have visited the blog, best. I just like to thank folks sometimes. Especially, you!

  2. I read a hundred blogs a day because I want to, and I read your blog because I want to, Trey. You know what? You are a writer, to me. That might not mean much because, well, who the hell am I but a guy who has made his living his whole damn life by writing newspaper stories and now writing on the Internet and as a freelancer after big bidness caused a change in my paradise. MARK BIALCZAK SAYS TREY IS A WRITER. Interesting one, too. Keep at it. My stats aren’t that great, either. I’m looking for marketing or other 40-hour-per jobs to make more money now cause life is here. But I know writing and can. So shaddup and write when you can. One more thing. Try to write like you talk as much as talk like you write. If you can do both, score.

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