In December 2014 I took a stab at writing every day for 27 days. I ended up stopping for a number of reasons, the biggest being, the writing sucked. It was part and parcel anecdotal observations, but eventually, because of a lack of time spent on thinking about it or trying to be any good at it, it became hot garbage. 200 word status updates about things I did that day. Five years later my writing suffers some of the same. Too much stream of consciousness, not enough meat..
I get that me writing every day doesn’t have to be PDA. We don’t have to walk down the sidewalk with our hands in each other’s back pockets for it to count. Though that would be nice and my rump is tight. Apparently, as I’ve been told, not everything has to be for public consumption for it to exist. Except for me. For me it does.
For me to improve and for this to continue to have meaning, PDA references aside, there needs to be growth. Definitions and directions. I recently spoke with an editor at website that I’m going to contribute to, and tried to explain my point of view. “Everything”, while factually accurate, actually means “nothing”.
A friend of mine and I were discussing this. He’s a smart dude, and I sometimes listen to him. We were talking about who reads and why. I said I really wasn’t too sure and made some bullshit statement like “I’m just going to write whatever, and if people read it, good.” <<<<<---- THIS IS LAZY AND INACCURATE.
I of course write for me, but I also do it for others to read and think and hopefully get something positive about it. My whole adult life I have kind of lived by this notion that I will “live a certain way” and hope that people will glean positivity through osmosis. Then I’ll wonder why people aren’t getting the message, or why people aren’t coming in in droves to the restaurants. It’s like some sort of holier than thou pulpit that I expect people to figure out. I’ll say things like “I don’t like to be too loud about things.” <<<<<---- THIS COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. I am airing my internal dirty laundry on a daily basis and yet want to claim to be quiet. That’s rich.
So i want you to read this. Pass it on. Comment on it if you agree or disagree, because I of course so desperately want you to enjoy it and to get better with me.
Eat at my restaurants because we have great product and great people and we want to make you healthier.
Run our races and share how they affect your life in a positive way. Tell your friends to come be a part and spread the love. We love what we get to do.
Come with me. Let’s get rich.