A writer needs an audience to be able to make a living out of his craft. He needs patrons to support him.
Without an audience, without readers, a writer’s endeavour might as well be a hobby. Hobbies do not bring home the bacon.
Building an audience takes time and effort. Building an audience also needs support.
I’m afraid I don’t have any support at home for becoming a writer. Some people do not understand that you need to connect with your audience to make them want to support you financially as an author. No great writer can be successful in his field if he does not have a good network of people to back him up, and help get his work out to the world.
I am trying to build my foundation, but I can’t seem to do it.
Have you ever had one of those experiences when you really wanted something, but when you got it, find yourself unable to do anything with it?
It happened to me when I got a printer with scanner. I found myself unable to work on anything worth scanning and uploading for a long time after I got it, despite the fact that I bought the printer for the scanner, so I can scan drawings and stuff.
I got one of those blank journal/notebook things as a birthday present from my sister. I had wanted to buy one of those for quite some time now, yet find myself second guessing purchasing one mainly because I am not sure what to do with. I do know that I should write in it, but what exactly, I don’t know…
There is no rule how one should carry their journal, it is the journey of your personal space, your life, cherish it, when you come back and read it one day – you’ll smile, cry, or whatever, that is your life, make it, claim it, own it.
Then I read that one from a Yahoo! Answers page about what to do with these journals. I really liked that part about not having any rules. Why? That’s basically what is paralyzing me about writing in there. I feel that there is a certain rule or guideline that I should follow.
There is no rule. You define it, yourself. Do what you want. Write anything. It may be embarrassing or silly now, but a few years into the future, you’ll certainly be glad that you have written them down.
I’ve noticed for a few times that I have posted here that despite my Publicize settings to Facebook was properly set, and that previously, all of my posts are immediately posted to Facebook once I hit that Publish button, my recent posts are not appearing to my Facebook page.
It is frustrating.
I do not know what went wrong, or if I had missed a new set-up that is needed. My mind is a blank.
I often find myself asking whether a post will be updated to Facebook.
What about you? Do you link your Facebook account to WordPress? And if so, does it publish immediately, or have you experienced troubles as well?
Any comment on this matter would be appreciated.
Edit: Yeah… It did not link with Facebook. Seriously, what in the world is going on here?!
I’ve used this theme Modularity Lite since I started on WordPress. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to fully utilize and customize the theme properly. Heck, I haven’t even been able to craft a good enough banner image.
I blame my own inability to think creatively at the time that I decided to create another blog hosted on this site.
While I may not go for a new theme, I’ll probably at least go for a different banner image soon.
Soon may be as early as tomorrow or as late as hopefully next year.
But yes, I am getting tired of looking at that piece of crap I tossed around to simply have a banner to use for this site.
Well, not exactly strawberries, the fruit – rather, I have a certain aversion to strawberry-flavored things.
When I was a kid, I don’t really understand why most of my medicines then were strawberry-flavored. Even the worst anti-biotic suspensions – the ones which have a powdery feel to them, which would even stick to your throat at the risk of gagging you… Ugh… they seem to be always strawberry-flavored.
My worst experience with one of those suspensions was the one that made me feel so awful after drinking it that I think I puked. Why do I say “think”? Well, I can’t exactly remember it clearly for I was very dizzy, and disoriented then. I was very sick, you know. But yes, the vague memory of those events, coupled with the scent and taste of the strawberry medicine does not give me wonderful cravings for that stuff.
I do not completely hate on the flavor. I have tried some good strawberry-flavored stuff – like ice cream. It was delicious. However, I still try to avoid the chewy, strawberry-flavored candies, for they seem to strongly remind me of the medicine.
Edit: After looking up some photos, I am no longer sure if the Amoxicillin suspension, which I recall as the worst strawberry-flavored medicine I had, is actually strawberry-flavored. I must have associated the pink color with strawberry, making me now hate on strawberry. Ah, the human psychology!
I haven’t been on WordPress in a while. I find the new look interesting. It looks fresh, and seemingly easy to navigate. Plus, I do like seeing the blogs I follow immediately greet me as I log-in, rather than the freshly-pressed ones. I also like how they are generally presented.
I wonder if I’ll be able to post stuff here, or keep it idle and just lurk in other blogs. Well, either way, if I do have content worth posting, I’ll definitely post.
See you around.
Probably my first exposure to anime were the giant robots/super robots genre, but since I was a very young kid at that time, I can’t really remember…
Plus, there were a lot of animations of the 80’s that were shown during the 90’s that further added to my confusion. A few titles that I do recall are the Transformers (hey, they’re giant robots, right?), and Voltron: Defenders of the Universe. In fact, it was not until a few years ago that I just realized after a bit of research that the original Transformers animation was not anime, but a cartoon. There was also Robotech.
When I was a kid, I sort of enjoyed these giant fighting and transforming robots, but as I look back on them now, it sort of sends shivers down my spine.
Now, don’t get me wrong. They had some influences in my life such as how teamwork is awesome and giant robots are cool. But I guess the plot and animation sort of worn out on me.
An example was when Voltes V was re-aired (as claimed by the network.) At first, I was excited to watch it, but as time went on, I grew tired of it. It was something that I would watch since I had no other choice, but would leave if something better turns out. Maybe the voice dubs also had something to do with it…
In any case, I am thankful for these influences, for if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t probably be enjoying my mecha anime now.
I’ll probably need a little more trip down my memory lane to recall which animation belongs to which genre, which anime or show I managed to finish, and which I’d rather not continue.