Here's the deal, peeps... I've composed three different posts today and wasn't able to come up with any of them I liked. As such, I'm not posting any of them. [Let it never be said that I am not a man of inaction! Or afraid to use the coveted "triple negative."]
Something is hanging like a chad in the back of my mind, though. [I am also not afraid to bust out a c. 2000 reference.]
In one of the posts which I managed to waste a lot of time (seriously) writing, I was reading what I had written and the thought struck me "what makes you think the readers will even care?"
Just because I'm writing something doesn't mean it should/will be read. I like to think that I'm writing for you guys, though.
To quote... well, myself from a different rejected post: "I can't speak on behalf of all writers, but my goal is to come up with entertaining and/or insightful content for your benefit. I hope that I can at least make people either laugh or think. In an ideal session, I accomplish both.
Sure, writing makes me feel like I'm actually doing what I am meant to and I receive a certain intrinsic reward from doing so, but I do it more for the readers, whoever they might be."
So how do I know if my readers are going to care about what I write, since the target audience is not me? That's an excellent question and I don't really know. [Note: I don't define that question as "excellent" just because I asked it.]
I suppose I'd like to think that if I keep it interesting and/or entertaining, it doesn't matter too much what subject I tackle... right?
Anyhow, it's kind of been an "off" day for me and I apologize for not providing something more Ducks-ish.
To make up for it, maybe I'll try to sneak one past the "schedule guards" and get a better one in tomorrow!
In the meantime, continue to be excellent to each other!
p.s. One hundred "reader points" go out to anyone who can tell me why I titled this post what I did. :)