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18May/111

Maybe I Should Admire Myself

I look at other bloggers and admire their snappy posts.  I admire their catchy headlines.  I admire their succinct 400 word articles.  I admire the actual utility of their posts.  I admire their website design.  I admire the amount of comments they get for each piece.  I admire their (surely amazing) search engine optimization.

I look at my posts and see headlines that are generic and ambiguous.  I see several thousand words articles that drag on and on and on.  I bet no one is going to read them.  Or, comment on them.  I see posts with surely no utility to any one.  And, I don't even really know what SEO is nor why I should desire it.

I look at other novelists and admire their dense characterizations.  I admire their truly literary plot-lines.  I admire how they write about stuff that "matters."

I look at myself and wonder why I always have to take things to the gutter.  Why I always have to make a joke of things.  Why I always have to lampoon life.  Why I always come up with similar characters that are kinda sorta just like me.  Why I can't just write stuff that easily fits within a particular genre.

I look at myself and wonder why I can't just be as good as these other people I admire.  Why can't I be more like them?

I look at myself and wonder what am I doing wrong.

And then I realize:

Nothing.

I'm the only person in the world doing what I'm doing.

Maybe I should admire myself for a bit.

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    write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
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