Weekend Notes

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I hate self-promotion.  I hate any kind of promotion really.  My inner Complete Utter Idealist thinks that it cheapens the person who is promoting themselves.  I don't know why exactly, but I think it has something to do with inadvertently admitting your weakness by revealing your need of other persons to consume whatever it is you've made for their consumption.

Or something like that.  I hate consumption.  My inner Complete Utter Idealist feels like anything I produce automatically becomes a consumer product.  Which is a little black and white but it is my inner Complete Utter Idealist, after all.

Interestingly, I also have an inner I'm a Fucking Island, Damn It.  It competes interestingly with my inner Trust the Universe to Deliver What You Want on a Platter and my inner Everything Would be Solved If We All Embraced Poverty and Communal Living.

It gets crowded in here.  But interesting.  I don't need to talk to anyone else to have an argument.  I just start up a conversation with myself.

Anyway, so, yeah, self-promotion sucks. But I've started contributing to WeekendNotes, a little website about things to do in your local area.  It's a minor way to get writing to spec even in some small fashion (and even though there really isn't anyone telling me what to write so it's not really to spec).  It's a way of forcing myself to leave the house to go and do things that are fun but which require leaving the house in order to do them.  If I have to write about them, somehow it fuels my motivation.

Anyway, so that's that.  I feel sullied now.


  1. I think that's really cool! May you find many fun and/or interesting things to do and write about! Love your profile pic there, too. 

  2. OK so I read what you wrote and you have definitely brought your fun and beautiful way with words into it. I so want to go on that hike!

  3. how excitement :)
    a new blogging gig
    and what a fascinating site it is

    the only downside so far seems to be that I can't sub to your posts there unless I sign up with them (give them my information) to subscribe, which i don't like doing

    so I hope you will tweet with link each time you post there
    ah, wait, that would be asking you to do more self promotion
    .... oops
    sorry :)

  4. Oh Sue, you're very funny - I mean this in a good way! Sullied or not, I like your new gig. Now I'll leave you and your inner voices to your arguments!

  5. Oh, please, don't leave me here alone with them, Tess!!  Don't ... they're taking over ... arrrggggghhhh!!!  .... 


  6. Eek, Kel.  I dunno about Tweeting each link ... I'll try, but you know ... :)

  7. Awww, thanks Erin.  It's so hard to stay confident about writing anything at all.  Your words mean a lot.


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