This is not my first venture with blogging. I started at stopped at three times in the past. The reason for quitting in the past was always the same. Frustration. I would get to a point where I couldn’t increase my followers list anymore than a drop or two. I would peak out, get frustarted, and quit. I got too caught up in the numbers trap and the ego stroking satisfaction of social media acceptance.
That is not going to happen this time. If I quit this time, it will because I have nothing more to say. And I don’t see that ever happening. Whether it’s poetry, opinion, humor, or fiction, I am never at a loss for something to say. What has changed this time around is my attitutde. I don’t care how many people follow me anymore. If you want to follow me. Fine. If you don’t want to follow me. That’s fine too.
I don’t care what’s trending. I don’t care what is popular. Pop culture is like cotton candy. It’s here, then it’s gone. No texture. No depth. No chance to savor it. It’s a superficial, inane, mindless, and meaningless waste of time. Those who so often make the most money give the least value. And that is exactly the way it is designed to be.
I am a writer. I have written novels, short stories, and poems. And I will not cater to what I’m told my content should be in order for me to get more followers. No book publisher is interested in me. Not because I cannot write at a high level. That has nothing to do with gaining a following. I am a nobody to them. I have no market value to them. And you know what, I don’t give a fuck what they think anymore. Our culture has long sold out to producing mass quantities of inferior products. I may not have a mnasion. I may not appear allover social media and TV networks. I may not have a million dollar salary. But I still have my soul.
So, I am going to continue to write. I am an intelligent, wise, humorous and insightful man. I write well in whatever form I choose to use. And i will not compromise my content for anyone. If that leaves me nowhere and earns me no money, then so be it. I or value. myself as a person and I value my writing. And that is good enough for me.