why I'm starting a blog, my views on funerals, and travel, and vacations, and it was going to be spectacular. Well that has all but fizzled out now, hasn't it?
Yes I had ideas when I started. And from my time on Facebook, where I would create a unique and interesting (interesting as in controversial and thought-provoking) posts daily, I thought that trend would continue. However long-form prose does not seem to be my expertise, not to mention my absolutely vomit-inducing grammar and punctuation.
Much like my Facebook account, my creative juices seem to have been deleted. Sure I still have opinions, sure my way of thinking is not at all what one would consider "mainstream", and sure I am still very good at creating run-on sentences that are mildly entertaining and can only be comprehended thanks to a generous over-use of the spell-check feature available on most computers, tablets, phones, or other electronic data-entry devices available today. In fact, all my social media usage has seemed to drop-off to a near non-use. I barely Tweet, other than to retweet some interesting fact or funny aside I happen to come across. Hashtag, unoriginal.
It was so bad that I was all but ready to completely retire the "Social Media Saviour" moniker, and perhaps pass it off to someone more deserving. But then a funny thing started to happen, I started getting new followers on Twitter. And not just any followers, but low-level celebrities. A local radio show, a national television sportscaster, and a verified Hollywood actor. To top it off, the actor is actually someone whose work I was familiar with and am a fan of!
Is that what I needed to get me out of my "writer's block"? Is that reason enough to try harder, and possibly work on climbing the social ladder until I am followed by a legit A-lister? I'll tell you right now, the answer is a resounding "no". My main problem is, since leaving Facebook, I have shielded myself from things that truly annoy me... namely people and their stupid opinions. I'm completely removed from pop-culture, and while that may be 'bad for business', so to speak, it has done wonders for my health and sanity.
Of course, never say never. One day I may return to Facebook [update, I have], I may try watching Mtv or some reality TV (other than Duck Dynasty of course, I'm referring to the train wreck shows like Honey Boo-boo, Dance Moms, or anything on Bravo). Or I may just venture out and converse with the populace in their native habitat, at social gatherings. *shudder* Of course the most likely scenario is I'll continue to hide away from people, their idiocracy, and just blog and tweet more and more sporadically.