I was thinking about my new blog when the dog and I were out running this morning. Actually, at our respective ages it is usually a contest to see who can go slower while still giving the illusion of running.
Today I really smoked him with my speedy pace because I had itunes radio stuffed into my ears. While huffing and puffing and thinking, I stumbled on Mary Lambert’s Secrets;
I’ve got bi-polar disorder
My shit’s not in order
I’m always late
I’ve got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
Well I’m over it
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are
Seems to me that those lyrics explain most blogging. I know. Right? The internet is littered with self-indulgent web-logs written by women with “something to say.” Who needs another one?
Not. So. Fast.
Unlike the new song my blogging won’t be any secrets, because who really gives a damn about MY secrets.
Instead, once a week in Smart and Snarky I’ll be posting entertaining, thought provoking and perhaps engaging blogs focused on the most interesting news story this week. Think HuffPo & Politico meet Erma Bombeck & Connie Schulz.
The back story to Smart and Snarky?
Turns out I live a mile away from one of the premiere writing schools in the country, Bethesda Writers Center, so I figure I oughta get some mileage out of the proximity. I mean, Maryland is too expensive and life’s too short! Right?
If I could write for a living I would. But the fam & I learned the hard way that while I CAN write for a living we would apparently have to live on $10k a year.
Your girl likes cool shoes and great haircuts and nice purses- and that requires earning a dollar or two over 10k. So buh bye agent and manuscripts and hello day job.
But earning the Benjamins aside, I am a better person when I write.
Writing gets me out of my own silly head.
Maybe someday when I retire I can do this writing work that I love.
Until then, I’ve got news stories to share.
And if I’m clever enough or lucky enough or blessed enough to blog a book along the way… then gimme a big hallelujah.