Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saturday Sillies

"Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia." ~Kurt Vonnegut

Don't you love that quote? It speaks to me. Of course, I'm so literal I have to apply it to blogging too. Who do I please? Myself ... or you?

I bought a book called The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. I gave it to my husband for Christmas, knowing full well he wouldn't read it. He doesn't read how-to books anymore. Guess he figures he's old enough to do things his way. Anyway, on page 74 there's a list of The Top Ten Horrible Publicity Stunt Ideas. Crazy things. But I really like one of them: Threaten to hold your breath until your counter hits 10,000 page views.

We were going to take a bathroom mirror off the wall tonight. It's nine feet long. I was sure we could do it, but once I cleared the vanity away, the mirror looked incredibly long. Something deep down in my gut said, "Don't be ridiculous, be safe!" I could almost feel it breaking in the middle and slashing arms or legs. We decided to call a glass company on Monday.

It might be fun to have my very own writing blitz. Could I write a book in 24 hours. I did it once but I was in my 20s then. . . and it was a very mediocre book. Rather autobiographical. Or maybe the correct term is FACTION. The only way a writing blitz could happen is if I'm the only one in the house and can stay up and awake for 24 hours. I'm yawning just thinking about it.

I got a new follower today. That ups me to 27.
Isn't it silly to get so excited about followers? Twenty seven!
So here's what I'm gonna do:
I'm gonna hold my breath until I get 30.


Jan Rider Newman said...

Ha! Ha! Breathe, Jess, breathe!

Linda Yezak said...

If I wasn't already a follower, I'd follow you!

Kimberly said...

Okay Jess, I'm a follower. I've been a reader for a long time...but now I'm official. I hope you get to breathe again soon!