(Note: I started replying to the comments to my last post but it got rather long so I decided to just pretend it was a new post. If you haven't read "So is this blog a good or a bad thing?" or its accompanying comments yet, you might want to skip ahead, then come back.)
First, may I set Edgy's fears to rest: These are thoughts I've had for a long time--possibly even before I jumped into blogging--and Edgy's comment merely made me decide to point out how sometimes my blog features ideas that might not ever be of sufficient worth to go through the expensive paper publishing process.
Second, may I say it's a delight to finally be hip.
Third, the sexual story on the News site will be gone for people who don't read this post until Monday.
Fourth, Master Fob should not be sad that his imagery was less explicit than mine. Although I assure you that I chose that metaphor because it seemed most fitting, not to pollute your minds.
And next, thank you, Mandi. I'm glad you liked that one. One reason I don't write more posts like that is because I hate to do a shabby job on interesting stories and I don't want to take the hours of polishing it would require to make a story shine just to put it on my blog. Perhaps I should.
I've often thought that maybe I am wrong about this. Musicians are trying to adapt to a digital paradigm and perhaps it is time that I, as a writer, did too. Although Curse my html lack of savvy! because I don't really know how to proceed from that supposition to some sort of reality.
Now let me pause because I have mentioned in that past that there are bloggers in my acquaintance whose posts strike me as fit for publication as is. But with all of them, they are people whose writing I only know from their blogs. I wonder.... Do you think that, for instance, when I read Tolker's novel, I will then be less impressed by his blogging? (No stress, Tolkien Boy!)
And now I am arriving where I did not expect to arrive--although I might have hoped I would. Perhaps blogging is of professional value to me. Even if it increases my fan base from a mere five to a mere fifteen, that must mean I have a 300% better chance of success, right? right? right?
Could one of the oldtime fobbers please tell me what it was that brought about that Fishing for Compliments running gag? I can't remember at all....
Perhaps I am just in sick, desperate need of compliments. I don't think so--I don't feel particularly untalented at the moment, or anything--but what other egocentric motivation could be driving these posts?
Could it be that I'm just back to the metanonsense I started out with? Perhaps I'm in a Blogging Spiral of Doom!
Yes. I think that's it.
(What a relief.)