Conquer your blog rather than the world. René Descartes wrote that. Or something like it. "Conquer yourself rather than the world" is the real quote---as paraphrased by Jean-Paul Sartre, that is. But I'm a narcissistic blogger so OF COURSE I make everything about me. And blogging. Hence: conquer your blog. Or, rather: conquer MY blog.
Oh, wait! This reminds me of an old-fashioned HYMN! Conquering now and still to conquer, rideth a King in His might, leading the host of all the faithful into the midst of the fight!!
Yes, I just produced that from memory. Producing hymns-on-demand is just one of my highly specialized, fundamentalist life skillz. Yep, I am like the walking jukebox of hymns. Put a life situation in my coin slot and I will produce a hymn to match.
It is not annoying at all.
But I digress.
The point is, the time is far spent for neglecting my blog. [NOTE: I can also produce KJV-sounding phrases on demand; i.e.. time is far spent. Do you see? This is why you need to read my blog! WHO ELSE, I ask you, CAN DO ALL THESE FANCY TRICKS? For free, might I remind you!]
Focus now, EE. Focus.
Conquering my blog is important because my blog has been annoying the crap out of me. Probably because I've been neglecting it.
Also, I seem to have forgotten How One Blogs. I have grown allergic to stats. I despise platforms. I have become all disillusioned about promoting my brraaaaaannnd.
Still. I love to write. And I love blogging.
Remember when we were like friends and stuff? Remember when we used to argue in the comments? Those were good times. I miss that.
So. I'm gonna get back to this thing. Which is to say, YES I'M WRITING A BOOK, but I can still take like 10 minutes to pound out a post. To share a quote. A story. Something.
Also, I miss you.
So. Here's my little New Year's gift to you : I'm gonna start blogging again. EVERY DAY. Yes!
This is a setup for failure, I'm sure. I'm trying not to think about that. I'm going to pretend that I'm all in love with my blog and I can't live without it.
I'm gonna go old-school and start pouring out my life all over the Internet again.
I can't promise it will be AWESOME. But it will be REAL. And messy. And probably slightly over-share-y. Not annoying at all, am I right?!
CONQUERING NOW AND STILL TO CONQUER!