What should I do?
Should I say it was mistake to start a blog and make these thoughts, feelings, and opinions public? (A guy has to express his written acumen when he knows it’s what he was born to do.)
Should I remind you I’ve done this before? (Like every day of my life in every in depth conversation I’ve ever had.)
Should I tell you how much fun this is? (Cut to me, eagerly refreshing the stats button to see how many pageviews I have now.)
Should I really believe expressing affection in the form of funny anecdotes is fraught with peril? (Nobody takes more hits in this blog than I do.)
What should I do? What should I do?
Should I add a tattoo that reads honesty while playing Billy Joel in the background so you know where I’m coming from?
Should I just hunt for pop up ads? (Ads? Ads? Shiny new pop up ads?)
Should I tell you I am not a role model? (Are you kidding? I’m a smart, honest, compassionate man with a great marriage and an unflinching sense of responsibility. I’m the role model that role models find to be a role model. ;-)
Seriously, what should I do?
Should I be who you want me to be? A villain? (It’s amazing how talking in a candid way can earn you such a moniker.)
Maybe I should just stop writing.
Should I stop listening to the voices in my head? (Dowhatyouneedtodo. Youdon’tknowanything. Whodoyouthinkyouareanyway? Youcandoit. Justbecausenobodyunderstandsdoesn’tmeanit’snotright.)
They’re my voices. They’re me.
Should I trust the bloggers I know? (Cut to my Three Wise Women of blogging talking over cheesy 80’s synthesizers: "You just gotta get people to know where your blog is; who you are and what you’re about. Just be patient. After a while, you’ll make connections with other bloggers, start getting exposure to your writing, and it’ll all be sweet and easy." Confused me: "You mean they may all come at once?" Three Wise Women in seductive unison: "Umm-Hmm.")
Maybe I should read you a soulful poem:
Here I sit, broken hearted. Had to shi…. (Never mind)
Maybe I should just clear the decks and start over with another blog? (It took too long to overcome my fears and do this to begin with.)
What should I do? (Cue the runaway train mash up of all the thoughts expressed above.)
Should I be who others want me to be?
I think I’ll just listen to the famous words authored by many but followed by few.
Eff ‘em if they can’t take a joke.
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