So yeah, I’ve said it before: I’m new to the blogging thing. And since I’m a bit neurotic, I find myself doing a lot of researching on anything I do. And so blogging. I’ve been all over Google the last few days with, “write better blog posts” and “increasing blog traffic” and on and on. I even took a book out from the library today, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. Yes, a bit pathetic, I agree. But I like to be effective.
So anyway. Here’s what I’m thinking, based on all my retarded amateur researching. The most valuable thing I can do for this blog and for any readers… is to talk about what I know. So what do I know? Music– okay, I’m already writing a lot about that. After that, I’m getting a bit nervous. Because I think all I know is music… and being somewhat mentally ill. So guess what! I think this fucker just turned itself into a blog about manic-depression, anxiety, and the lifelong struggles that have ensued!
That means I can tell stories about sometimes not leaving the basement for two weeks straight! And hating everyone I love! And involuntarily walking out on more than 70 jobs in the 12 years I’ve been working! And sprinkling broken lightbulbs into the shallow end of the motel pool!
Yep. I have no idea if people want to read about this shit, but I’m gonna do it anyway. Not constantly. Because I think it’s important to gush about my favorite bands, and rail on-and-on about how terrible patriotism is for the soul and how Oprah is the antichrist, et cetera. Still though, I think that’s where it’s at: mental illness. Because I am really great being out of my goddamn mind. If you read my blog you might learn how to do a better job of alienating your friends, making your co-workers feel very uneasy around you, and maybe we’ll even have a few laughs in the process.
Does that sound reasonable? Keep in mind, I’m very hungry for acceptance, therefore I will probably follow through on any outlandish suggestions you may have. So feel free to propose new ways for me to make myself look completely ridiculous on the internet.
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