Oh dear. My 150th post and I screwed it up. I knew you guys were discerning readers, but never did I think you’d shy from one slightly rare serving!
Where do I go from here? Is it too late to say I’m sorry? To promise I won’t do it again?
No, it’s not too late. Yes, you’re discerning, but I’m pretty sure tolerance, compassion and forgiveness are in there somewhere too. That has to be true or we’d have parted long ago.
And it’s a good thing, because I’m trying desperately to be a writer. And to quote Thomas Mann; “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Make no mistake – we’re friends because you’re particular.
It could be argued that what I did the other day wasn’t writing, but I stand firm that all writing is writing. I started this blog to bolster my commitment. I hoped knew it would hold me accountable for producing something on regular basis. I wanted it to make me think.
I dreamed of it making you think.
I spent years writing in journals. They didn’t suddenly stop selling them in the stores. I didn’t run out of pocket money to buy one. I chose to display my trials and tribulations on a public forum. I decided I wanted you to witness my stabs and my stumbles.
Some things I write to reflect and some things I write to connect, so neither of us should be surprised by the odd, rare roast post.
It’s how I get to know you.
It’s how I hope you’ll get to know me.
It is how we’ll get to well-done.