About the second week in December I received a notification from WordPress that they were aware of my participation in an egregious act of a lascivious and possibly malicious nature. I have been…… Blogging. Oh, they were nice enough about it, they even sent me a icon nicely surrounded with a laurel as a way as way of telling me they knew my dirty little secret and that I had been at it for a year. They even included a few nice and encouraging words, their way of rubbing my nose in the fact that not only had I been Blogging but that they knew it. They used words like Congratulations and phrases like; “Keep up the good work!” as their albeit polite way of pointing out my shame.
In my defense all I can say is; “They started it!” They’re like drug dealers handing out samples of their wares to unsuspecting school children, It started innocently enough as way to put my college papers out to see if they might garner the same reactions from other people as they did with my teachers and peers (OK, my “peers” were young enough to be my kids, most of them were at least). But, from there it evolved into an opportunity to further explore and hone my writing skills, I could easily meet the 5-6 page requirements for Rht 101 & the 8-9 page requirements for 102, by turning papers in the range of 12-26 pages. So I decided to check out Word Press with all the customizable themes and easy to use formating they even made it easy to figure out embedding links
The allure of all this literary gadgetry to play with and the chance to explore writing too… It’s almost more than some poor schlub like me can stand. Then they have their cutesy onslaught of little awards Congrats you received 5 likes, 25 likes, 50 likes, or You now have 5 followers, 10 followers, 20 followers, even You have 5 posts, 10 posts, 25 posts the list goes on and on! Lest we not forget the challenges, writing challenges, photo challenges, even daily writing prompts or even the apex of all this insidious texturally photonic jocularity, literary explorations, and penned opinions. Freshly Pressed… It’s a cornucopia of digital publishing at its addictive best. Like the sirens of myth calling to all who come within their influence to run themselves aground on this belletristic Juggernaut , wandering through Freshly Pressed and your reader create an electrically scriven wonderland set forth to entertain, inform and provide a forum for those tortured souls to release their inner-torments laying them bare for all to see and prompting the brave and bold to the meek and mild to comment on…
I’ll finish my brief missive before it becomes dismissive…
I’d like to take a minute and thank all of you that have stopped by, that read and especially to those who shared their feedback. It’s been a fun and interesting year.
My name is Marty and I’m a blogger.
I wouldn’t have it any other way… 😉