Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thoughts on having a blog... for nine years now
So why do I still do it?
Well first off I think of this as stretching exercises for a writer. My posts are never that long. I don't want to write all day and you sure don't want to read all day. But it keeps my mind active.
It's a nice chance to Pay It Forward. I've been very lucky in my career and had awesome mentors along the way like Larry Gelbart, James Brooks, the Charles Brothers, Gene Reynolds, etc. The least I can do is share some of this largesse with today's young writers.
I get to plug my play, books, and whatever other ridiculous enterprise I'm hawking.
I can write whatever the hell I want and never get network notes.
I've made a lot of great new friends through the blog.
Every so often someone really cool like Aaron Sorkin or David Hyde Pierce agrees to be a guest blogger.
And who doesn't want a venue to rant over things that piss you off?
Still, it is time consuming, and I'll be honest, there are times it's a burden. Coming up with interesting enough topics is sometimes very difficult. I can''t tee off on 2 BROKE GIRLS every day.
But for the most part it's been rewarding. How long will I continue? I don't know. I'm surprised I've been doing it this long. I mean, nine years? Jesus. I'm crossing into "get a life" country. However, for the moment I shall continue polluting cyberspace on a daily basis.
On this occasion I turn to you guys. I do this from time to time. I'd love to hear from you -- especially you new readers. Where are you from? How long have you been reading? How did you originally find my site? How old are you (or at least in what demographic)? What topics do you like or dislike? And anything else you want to get off your chest.
Thanks for hanging in for nine years. You're the reason I still do it. Well, that and I'm sometimes bored. But mostly you.