What the sam he** am I supposed to do with this?
I have a dead bloated thing lurking on the Internet, taking space and rotting in its uselessness. Every time I log on I am reminded of it. I see it staring back at me saying, "We had such fun during the three months we were together. What went wrong?"
You, my sniveling wretched friend, ruined things. I could not keep up with your fast pace and daily wants. I have a life too!
For those few people who are reading this and scratching their heads wondering if the brain-eating parasite finally got past all my dead cells and actually got into the good stuff, I am ranting about my second blog.
Yes, I have a second blog. No . . . let me rephrase that. I HAD a second blog. "Such a Sight to Read!" It is now defunct and I am trying to figure out what to do with it. The original purpose of this blog was to allow a few people to give honest critiques of my writing, namely my query and synopsis of the manuscript that I am (still) searching for a publisher to take on. The blog never really worked out for me, maybe because I found such a pretty backgrounds and new ideas for "The Surly Writer" and started to revamp this place. I kinda forgot about the other site. A month ago I officially closed shop for my second blog.
Now what am I supposed to do with it?
I still have possession of the URL. All I did was basically print out a couple of posts I wanted to keep then deleted it clean. Don’t bother typing the address in - which is the title - because I turned it private so no one can enter. Now I just need to figure out what to do.
Delete the blog? - But it has such a pretty name. I do not want to give up the URL because, with our ever growing blogosphere, it is no longer easy coming up with unique names that are not currently in use. The fact that the title is the URL is a rare luxury nowadays.
Post stories? - But that is why I have The Surly Writer.
Post longer stories? - I think there is a law about killing people with immense boredom. Also, they do not equip jail facilities with Broadband.
Showcase blog authors whose books are in print? Have photos of the cover art and allow a brief excerpt and a "About the Author" to draw attention to them while hoping that you will be published and link your book cover on the page someday? This way you can bring people together and do some good for the writing community? - I debated that. But I am a no-name hack writer who has very VERY low self-esteem. So my own fingers aren’t crossed that I will ever become published. And why would real authors want to be associated with a hack writer? It is much better to just lurk on their blogs hoping one day to post a comment which they will ignore.
Post naked poetry? - Naked poetry? You mean, I use a felt marker to write poems on various parts of my nude body and take photos which I will upload to the blog? Hmm, that is not a bad idea. I used to write a lot of poetry in highschool, with encouragement from all my English teachers who said I should take creative writing classes to hone my "gift" - whatever that meant. Unfortunately, felt marker takes so long to wear off no matter how much a person scrubs at it. Also, with my dark skin, it might be hard to read the words . . . if anyone would be really reading the words.
Put poetry on yellow post-it notes then stick the paper on your nude body? - That is a better idea, but not doable. I have no one who can take my photos. Sorry.
Let it be an open forum? Toss out a question or an idea and let people debate with each other to open lines of communication and a greater understanding of society? - Are you crazy?! I can’t imagine all the work I would have to do just moderating the comments on the forum. I am all for free speech, but there are some nasty people out in the world who feel it is their business to browbeat others just for the sheer enjoyment. Look at all the harsh commentary on an AOL news page. Bad idea!
What then? I do not know. If anyone else has any suggestions, throw them at me - even the curve balls. Be creative.