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I really need to start updating this more often. Or at all. For someone who considers himself a writer (and gets paid a measly salary writing), I don’t fill the world with enough of my opinionated banter. Now that I work for a web design company that has its own social media director, I feel like I should at least make an honest attempt at this.
I was talking to a client the other day, and we got to the topic about blogging. We were going over the details of the website I am building for her, and she asks about blogs. I told her it would be a good idea to have one on her site, and that if she updates the blog regularly it can help bring traffic to her site. And then she hit me with it. She says, “Oh, that sounds like a good idea. So, do you blog? What do you write about? What should I write about?”
I thought about the mostly nonsensical posts I make for TRLM, and I decided to be honest with her and tell her that, no, as valuable as I just said blogging can be, I rarely do it.
I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, usually because I don’t believe in the people who make them. You shouldn’t need the calendar to change for you to decide to better yourself. You should change because you want to. If you are only changing because it is January again, chances are that next January you are going to be in the same place making the same resolution.
Hanging up the phone with that client, though, I decided that I need to be more proactive, even if it’s just so that I hate myself a little less. Updating my blogs is just part of it. I’m going to freelance more, especially because they pay me and leave me with no excuse not to write more for them. I’m going to finally edit my poems or at least reveal them to the members of the public who will give me constructive criticism for them. Hell, I may even finish some of those stories I started and filed away for rainier days.
The bottom line is, I don’t give a shit what year it is; I just want to feel better about myself and the person I am becoming. If I want to have the balls to call myself a writer, I need to write more. If I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite when talking to people at work, I need to use social media more effectively (and not just to complain about the refs while watching Orlando Magic games, although, let’s be honest, NBA referees are terrible).