Whoa… where have I been? Living life and not stopping to take notes, that’s where. My time has been preoccupied with managing this writer’s life. I believe that the mind can take you wherever you want to be, and right now my mind is tripping.
I didn’t think that I’d get back to a place in my career again where I could turn down jobs because I was already flooded with work. This past week, I was able to negotiate a deal with one company that would guarantee me double the rate I made before getting my degree. So rather than turn down a job, I just gave myself a raise. The power of words is strong indeed.
The work that I’m flooded with is blogging for another site. It pays a lot more than blogging for this site I tell you, but one day that will change. I’m learning a lot about the blogosphere though, like the purpose of blogging, and sharing with other bloggers and asking questions and making comments. I’m also learning that capital letters and triple exclamation points are great attention grabbers. Anything with a hashtag is sure to get some shares.
The plan is working though. I’m getting my name out there again in the publishing world. I saw one of my first professional blogs up on the web today. One of the blog managers said that it was getting a lot of shares in a short span of time, and that’s good news for the team. It’s great news for me because LOUPY D is getting some action!!!
There are not enough hours in the day. That’s what a lot of people say. I personally think that there just aren’t enough days in the week. Extra days in a week add the opportunity to work. Extra hours in a day add the opportunity to sleep.
I’ve been trying to figure out what should I be doing on this blog. The number one that comes to mind is, keep writing. No one likes an empty blog! It’s like watching web pages load on a dial-up connection.
I’ve got to be interesting, number two. I can be a very smart and entertaining guy in my own head, but what happens when those thoughts start to fall out spontaneously into the blogosphere? I’ll conquer those fears as they come, which leads to number three…
Keep it real. There’s a card I keep on my desk from my niece which reads: “Real doesn’t just happen. Real’s something you have to work hard to become. Real’s something you have to work hard to remain.” I’ve had my ups and downs in life, and the key factor through those triumphs and failures has been taking responsibility for the choices I’ve made. Those who know me well know that I’m a risk taker. When you own up to something, good or bad, that’s keeping it real. Recognize your favors and your faults, because everyone else does.
Bear with me as this blog evolves. I can’t give all of me in one fell swoop. I’m a work in progress. I have a lot of friends in a lot of different walks of life. That’s part of the Loupy D vibe. Like the name suggests, there are a lot of circles in my life; from the red blood cells squeezing through my veins to the cycles which govern universal law, I recognize the oneness of us all. I recognize the beauty of the written word and it’s power to initiate peace and unity, and I just so happen like to write. No, I’m passionate about writing, and with this blog I’m kindling a flame to start a fire where we can all gather around and sing Kumbay-…
Wait! Let me slow it down y’all. This is just one point in the circle. I’m sure in time this blog will expand, and more reasons to keep it going will come in the making. I’m sure it will ripple with other circles out there. Maybe the purpose of this blog will grow out of my hands. I won’t get any extra days in my week, but I will dedicate more of my days to being a better writer.