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A Post About Nothing

My friend Chris recently told me that he missed reading my weekly blog posts—told me that it was something he enjoyed.

When I told him why I wasn’t “blogging” as of late…well, he understood.

I told him, “I haven’t had much to say lately.”

I think you need to have something to say—when you’re saying something. Don’t you? Otherwise you’re talking about nothing. And unless you’re Jerry Seinfeld, people will tune you out. You might as well be a low-talker or a close-talker. 

I had been posting once a week, usually on Fridays. I don’t know why Fridays…but, Fridays. And, once a week because it seemed fairly often, but not too often.

But to be honest, once a week is taxing. I find it challenging…writing, blogging … whatever you want to call it.

You see, I don’t have the content or the compulsion some have to fill a never ending social media void with volumes of detailed, mind expanding content.  

I’m perfectly content with offering imperfect content—in very limited amounts.  

But you’d think a guy who writes books would want to—or at least find it easy to post a few paragraphs every week—it’s not. Writing isn’t one of those things that come naturally to me. In fact, if I hadn’t become an author, no one would care if I ever posted a blog—and truthfully speaking, the overwhelming majority of people don’t—obviously.

That’s the truth—whether I like it or not.

…You gotta be honest with yourself.   

And honestly, it takes time—writing and posting.

Not just for me, but for the both of us—me and you.

First, I gotta write down whatever it is I want to say—whatever I think is worth reading. Then, for you to find out if it was actually worth reading, you actually gotta take the time to read it. And, if you determine it wasn’t (worth reading)…then, it probably wasn’t worth writing either.

But that’s exactly what’ll happen if I write something, say something, when I don’t have anything to say.

I don’t write for exercise any more than you read for exercise.

I exercise to exercise—and that takes time too.

Everything takes time. Valuable time. Nonrefundable time. Time you will never get back.

That’s why when I have nothing to say, I say nothing. I write nothing. It’s good time management. Not to mention, polite.

So I’ll stick with this idea—I’ll say something only when I have something to say. …Except for this one time here … where I’m taking time to say nothing.

And, because I’m posting it and not actually saying it, you don’t run the risk of me being a close-talker or low-talker and find yourself wearing a puffy pirate shirt to work someday—you Seinfeld fans know what I’m talking about.  


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