Posts Tagged ‘thought

15
Jan
18

Do I Have a Right to Feel Like Crap?

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I realize I am not internet-popular.  Not by far.  I don’t partake in the dominant “social media” neighborhoods.  I don’t have thousands or millions of “followers.”  In some ways, I am lucky I have a “blog” and email.  I don’t really need all the “apps” or “smartphones” or any of that tech they keep pitching to make humans dumb, lazy servants of the machines with which some madman (possibly Disney, possibly a certain online shopping service-mega-monopoly-bent-on-conquering-Mars-among-other-planets) is trying to replace us.

But, I also notice what IS getting the most attention among the things I’ve posted here.  I am okay with drumming up a little buzz from my Pokémon posts.  Rather, one post is getting the most buzz, featuring a list of the first 150 Pokémon which people are out chasing with their Go! “app.”  If that brings people curiosity to see what else I’ve posted/written, great.  If that opens good contact doors, super.  But, when the one post getting plenty of buzz/attention is something I wrote in jest on a whim…and it just so happens to be about excrement…it concerns me, just a little.

It wouldn’t be as bad if that bit of wit drew interest in other posts/writings, but it hasn’t.  It’s just that post that seems to draw people.  Not a huge flock, mind you, but more than the rest of my “better” efforts.

I am not sure what track this falls into when I consider such philosophies as “You are what you ___.”  But, I get this feeling the cosmos is trying to tell me something.

Have I become a pile of crap?  Do I stink in some vile way?  Do I need to “clean” myself?  Have I neglected my writing space?  And, now that I think of it, what exactly are people searching for that leads them to that post?  Janitorial jobs?

26
Mar
16

When You Profess to Know All…

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When you claim to be an expert at building sand castles and then consistently revise your construction, do you really know anything?  Or, do you just like being in the teacher’s chair?

When you profess expertise on a subject and then consistently change what you build with that knowledge, were you really ever in a position to tell others how to handle that subject?

21
Mar
16

Let’s Post! The Start of Something Old

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I have an idea.  Let’s put it online for all to see.

Well, wait, there are some buttons and options to navigate, first.  And, from what I see, I have options for who can see what I post.  Suddenly, this just got complicated.

Written.  Published.  Done.  [Thank goodness for speedy internet service; or I’d be staring at a little wheel going around for a few hours.]

Oh, yeah.  Those other options.  Let’s see.

Well, this IS kinda personal, so maybe I won’t make it open to everyone.

Categories?  Tags?  I am not big on labels.  I just want to be heard by a select group of people I cannot see but will inevitably trust with my thoughts and feelings.

Images?  Those used to slow down my old PC.  And, the world has such an image problem, already.  No thanks.

And, I just ABHOR that trendy website and all of those clickable approval button thingies.  So, let’s switch those off.  There.

Okay.  AAAAnd, publish.  Let’s see what we’ve got.

…Three days later…

You’ve selected a whole new set of buttons and user settings.  You can no longer click what you clicked before to enjoy this place.  Your comment history is lost in space.

Bigsnot69 and ten others LIKE this.

Idontgiveashat478 reposted it in his Funny Shat I Found.

And, 0 people have viewed this post.

Way to go, WordPress!  You’ve made a star out of my private diary!

Everybody now!  We’re gonna do it!  On your mark, get set and go now…got a dream and we just know now…we’re gonna make our dreams come true!  And, we’ll lose it their way, yes, their way!  Making our dreeeams turn bluuuue for them and yoooou!

 

18
Mar
16

A Bright Idea and No One to Tell

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I had another grand brainstorm this morning.  But, it’s the sort that could be a real money-maker.  And, as I consider my options for who to share this with, I conclude none are trustworthy enough to tell.  So, here I sit with this great idea–which may not amount to much with the wrong “committee”–and don’t feel like spilling it to just anyone.  Great.  Add it to the weight already on my shoulders.

15
Dec
15

WordPress Post Interstates?

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What sense does this make?

You see a post you care to examine.  But, when you click on it, you get a one or two line blurb and a link that tells you to click it for the “full post.”

I would think you clicked the initial “link” to see the full post.  So, why the extra page?  Is this some means of saving data-load speed?  Reducing traffic by eliminating those with the attention span of gnats who may only read the first line of a post and drift off in thought?

Seriously.  Who comes up with these notions?

 

…And, while I am at it.  Again, why did the old Comments I Made option disappear from my menu and get replaced with “what’s trending” and “new posts you might like?”  Where did the Explore Tags option go?  Now I am limited to tags I insert into the search bar and add to my list of “favorites?

29
Oct
15

No Yod Will Ever Bring Me Down

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Yesterday, I got a lil dramatic over a minor detail that sneaked under a fingernail like a splinter. I may have blown the necessary concern for the new/old information to cross my astrology desk. Yet, I feel as if something is coming. And, as much as I’d like to thank people for being part of this life, I am not sure what really matters and what is just…well, like a figment of the imagination or wasted words/energy in the whirlpool that is the end of everything we think we know exists.

So…to rise above all of that, I am going to be a little more dramatic and run with a song that keeps getting stuck in my head thanks to constant commercials for the theater production.

Sing along.

Me: So if you care to find me…LOOOOK to the WESTERN skyyy! No yod that is or ever was is ever going to briiing meee doooooown!!!

You: We hope you’re haaappyyy!
[Translation: We hope you can work out your own problems or get help elsewhere.]

Me: Ah-AH-Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
[Translation: What?! You’re just going to sit there and watch?! You all suck!]

You: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
[Translation: Sorry. Life’s too short to get involved with you.]

And, scene.

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28
Oct
15

I’m a Yod?

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I just latched onto a shooting star that brought a new term into my horizon.  A yod.  Have you heard of such a thing?  I had not until today.  And, it took two dips into one information pool to get a decent grasp–though it still boggles the mind a bit without some visuals/charts I can comprehend–on the concept.

I won’t go into details.  I’ll let you research it yourselves.  But, I am thinking this is what’s been separating me from the world around me all my life.  It’s coded in me.  I am pulled in three directions perpetually.  It just changes flavor of ugliness or difficulty with every stage of my life.  Like ripples in a pond, it echoes and makes itself most known when obstacles stand in my way.

So, as I just told someone, I am thinking of changing my name to Yod, the difficult one.

I truly feel like crying right now…as if my eyes have been reopened.  I feel I should be smart enough to grasp this.  I’ve already read about the challenge my combination of signs presents.  Yet, this new term and explanation winds me with all the freshness of some parent striking a child for doing wrong.




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