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It's been a while since I had a post. To those of you who wrote concerned with my well being, I thank you for your concern. To those of you who thought maybe aliens had abducted me, nope, I'm still here. And to those of you who think I AM an alien, the jury is still out on that one. I'm just experiencing a bad case of "writers block". I can't seem to come up with anything to write about, idea to expound on and even the Warden has been being nice to me for a change.
I have considered topics with such titles as "Spring Fever or Spring Fervor", "The Political Abyss", "Coffee Shop Blues", "Truth and Consequences", "Buy a Beef; Get a Free Chicken" to mention a few. However, after selecting the title and rewriting the first paragraph a dozen or so times, I'd just give up. The words just wouldn't roll.
Now this is concerning to me because I'm a salesman by trade and any salesman at a loss of words and ideas soon get's hungry! I have to have an idea to take to a producer based on what I know is important to him; pique his interest with particulars, information or details; and then convince him my products will adequately satisfy his situation.
Actually the same thing has to happen when writing a blog if the reader is to finish reading the story and come back. There in lies the problem: I don't know what's important to the readers of this blog. Therefore I use the "shotgun" approach hoping that one shot will hit the bull's eye occasionally. (And there is no greater example of the shotgun approach than this blog!)
I have written a wide variety of stories; some truthful, some emotional, some with embellished facts and some total fabrications. I have written concerning politics, work experiences, friends, family and marriage. I have written at times to try to rouse sentiment and thought; to generate comedy and delight; and at times to create a testimonial with absurdity or wittiness.
Now comes the reason for this blog (as in the sales cycle, you ask for the order). I am asking for your help; please leave me a comment at the bottom of this blog so that I might write things that are more fitting to your desires.