Life As A Blogger By: Eric Blair
Today I would like to speak of my life as an internet blogger. You guy might think it’s an easy job but do not be fooled. This continuous job as a blogger is pretty arduous at time. Let me paint a picture for you guys…
Monday, the week begins; on Monday my weekly thoughts, rants, feelings, or moments in my life are posted on this website. As soon as I post Monday’s topic I have to begin thinking of a new topic for next Monday’s blog. I have to have next Monday’s piece complete, ready, and off to my editor by Wednesday. Oh, great! Tuesday, I am searching the internet like a madman for new, good music for Fresh Fridays. This task isn’t that simple because imagine searching for new music and sixty percent of the music is subpar to your ears. Twenty-five percent of that new music is lackluster commercial, radio music. It’s hard enough to find good music every few week, so yeah, it’s pretty difficult to find good music daily. Now it’s Wednesday, Spit and I are discussing topics for podcast Sunday by the evening I am sending the editor of Pop Culture Shock website music for Fresh Friday. Usually on Wednesdays I am writing a short story; if you guys didn’t know but I am actually a comic book writer. I’ll touch a little more on that side of me as an author next month. Thursday, I am writing my opinions and thoughts on each song I have picked for Fresh Fridays. Friday, posting up Fresh Fridays and arranging topics for podcast Sunday. Saturday, a long needed break, ahhhhhh! Sunday, recording podcasts, yes two podcasts not one. From one thirty PM to almost five o’ clock me, Spit, and the gang are recording the podcast plus behind the scene extras. By six PM I am home preparing to record a music podcast for PCS until eight PM. By nine PM I am preparing Monday’s blog for this website right here. There you have it, seven days of blogging madness.
In the paragraph above I only spoke of the work I put in daily. There is the constant criticism from peers and readers on my work. There is pressure from myself on making my next piece better than my last piece. The ideas of making my topics thought provoking and captivating readers. At times I second guess my work to word usage; I just want my picture and thoughts to be clear as day. I know some people might say “it’s just blogging” but if I am going to be taking seriously as a writer I need each and every piece to be as great as essays by James Baldwin. People might not see my vision now but once it’s all said and done I want my children, future readers, and the world to understand my emotions, times, and stories I am looking to convey to the masses. I am not looking to win any awards or accolades, I just want to capture you all minds for a few moments.
This is my life as a blogger; fun at times, stressful when I looking to please you all, but I wouldn’t change who I am and what I do for anything in this world.