Earlier today someone sent a tweet that basically said "Why bother creating a thing if a more popular version of the thing already exists?". Now, before we get into this I want to point out that I've been having a chronic pain flareup for the past two days. I haven't been sleeping well. That's inevitably … Continue reading Why Bother with Anything Creative?
Having a Patreon is a way to publicize this blog so that I can better connect with more people. It's another platform to share my thought and experiences with others who share my interests. While having an additional revenue stream is nice, that's not my primary purpose. If it were, I'd have higher-level tiers and … Continue reading My Patreon is Live
There seem to be several conversations happening online over the proper use of exclamation points. While I am by no means qualified to offer expert advice, my personal preference is to use them sparingly. My opinion isn't based on the rules of grammar, but an impression left on me as a kid by a series … Continue reading The Use and Abuse of Exclamation Points
Before diving back into this pool of madness, I took time to reflect on why I quit blogging. Not once, but repeatedly. I've been doing this for over 20 years. Periodically I have a fit of pique and delete everything, only to start up again at a later date. Sometimes these blogs will on on … Continue reading Why I Quit Blogging (and Why I Keep Coming Back)
Writing: This topic is for posts about words and creativity. It's a calling, a career, and a lifestyle, to be sure, and I've made a living as a writer for a few years now. You won't find much advice here, because there's plenty of that elsewhere. Instead I want to find connection with other writers, … Continue reading Topic: Writing and Related Posts