They’re Stifling Me

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How’s this? Zero comments, zero likes.

This blog must be buried so deeply in the search engines by now, hardly anyone can find it. No comments? Eight hours, and no comments? And it’s been weeks since anyone signed up to follow.

I’ve been well and truly scrod, that’s for sure. My wife says I should keep going, things’ll get better.

Writing is always like this. Always. Unless you’re Stephen King. You can never just cruise along. In the words of Kipling, it’s always double drill and no canteen. Trying to get published in the 1970s–good grief, I don’t know how I survived it.

But you don’t get stronger as you get older. You just get wearier.

10 comments on “They’re Stifling Me

  1. You mean you have not received any of our comments>? I have left several, but not before now this morning. I don’t get up until 5AM, which I know is a lot later where you are.

    1. Between midnight and 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time (3 hours ahead of you), I had received no comments and no likes.

  2. Just so you’ll know …. I usually have chores in the morning so I don’t have time to comment. As for “liking,” I’ve tried in the past, but WordPress long ago started blocking me in various ways from logging in, so I can’t “like” anything. I don’t think it’s a deliberate block, more like sheer incompetence. I try to use my password. They tell me the password and my email address don’t match. I try doing a “forgot my password.” They tell me they’re sending me a link to reset the password — but they don’t send it. I try opening a new account. They tell me an account with that email address already exists. I do another “forgot my password.” They say they’ll send a link — and then they don’t send it. Lather, rinse, repeat. I long since gave up trying.

    But I really do “LIKE” you, Lee. Truly. 🙂

  3. Lee, maybe you are being tested by the Lord. Maybe He wants to make sure your motivation for the blog is pure. I pray every morning for your blog, family, the regular commentators, and for your viewer ship to increase. May it be so.

    1. I, too, pray every day for you, Lee — and for your family and your pets and your blog and all your readers. And I also pray for all the “regular” commenters individually by name.

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