You can’t please everyone, so you have to please yourself.
Writing is the same as every endeavor in life. If you’re not pleased with what you write, it’s not likely anyone else will be. I write to attract readers, knowing, not everyone will be interested in what I have to say.
What attracted readers? Was it sensationalism? Click bait? After the click, nothing of value remained, therein. If that was required for success, count me out.
In my opinion, there’s too much, “my opinion matters, yours doesn’t” these days. Which leads to another conundrum. How much non-conformity does it take to become conformity?
I intend to respect all opinions–whether I agree with them or not. And, in turn, I would like to be respected.
More succinctly, it was yesterday afternoon and evening. As expected, ISP repair offered stock, recorded solutions–which included, “Most issues can be solved by going to our website.” An impossibility when the net was down.
Techs were allegedly working on the problem, clearance promised, first by 5 PM, then by 9 PM. What to do in the interim?
I caught up on some light reading. Refereed my two dog’s wrestling match. Neither lost their tempers, although it was touch-and-go at one instance.
Everything was cleared before their 9 PM commitment. By then, I was too tired to access the web.
On home improvement reality shows, participants were happiest on demo days. The screaming and yelling commenced when problems arose during the building process.
Which made about as much sense as did some of the ads in my SPAM folder.
Low carb diets.
Experiment with goji berries (what kind of experiments?)
Valuation report price town house. (Time-share hook?)
Easy methods to enter hack cheats weapons of increase. (No thanks, I’m barely computer literate).
Valuable suggestions under the same heading.
Unintelligible golf game tips
Burglar alarms, home security tips.
When courting an individual… Dating tips? and I quote.
“Prepare getaway a couple of several weeks ahead of time. This will give you anything down the road to have enthusiastic about each time you sense straight down.”
Not being particularly computer literate, glitches confuse me. Yesterday and today, the WP platform wouldn’t come up on my main computer.
Was it me? Or, were there problems with their system? There were no problems with anything else on the web. I find ways to work around these little hiccups, that occur from time to time.
My oldest PC and laptop, still brought up WP. I’m still baffled, as to why I can only edit posts from the dashboard page. That’s happened for several months.
I don’t like to complain, but when I do–try to make it about something interesting. Meanwhile I’ll keep plodding along like an old draft horse.
It’s been a busy day. Trip to the doctor for my regular monthly B-12 shot. After, that off to get my tousled, salt-and-pepper mane trimmed. Then, to the vet’s office to renew the dog’s medicine. The vet’s office was closed–on vacation till April 2nd. By that time it was mid-afternoon.
Time for afternoon coffee and cookies. I’m finished running errands, and it’s raining. At least, I made it home before the deluge. A reminder to faithful readers, I will be on jury duty for the next two weeks. Feel free to drop by in my absence. I will be here evenings to check things out.
There are far worse problems–namely the thousands of homeless Louisiana flood victims. The South, will, once again, take care of its own.
Memories of hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and the oil spill are still fresh.
Closer to home–why does WP keep defaulting back to the old editing page? This has gone on for the last two weeks.
Far be it from me to complain. I wouldn’t complain–if there weren’t things to complain about!
What about posts that didn’t go anywhere? Do they deserve special recognition?
It was over at hello. In hindsight there’s no point in shameless self-pity. A top-ten list of my very worst posts?
First posts are obvious choices because blogging was a learning process. There would be ten, just in the first month–July 2012.
Statistics–number of likes, views were baffling. I didn’t follow any blogs and had no followers.
Those not involved need not have wondered why. Posts about family, work experiences, school days, never took off–were doomed from the start. …Limited appeal?
Too much or too little syndrome–too much bad content, too little good content. A top ten worst post list would not be a good idea. It would do nothing to inspire confidence and that would be a very bad thing.