Hello, hello, hello, a new work week has begun! Today will be mostly sunny in The ‘Burgh with a high around 80 and a 0% chance of rain.
You know you can’t beat that with a stick!
Well, the summer is almost gone. The first official day of the fall season for 2016 begins September 22nd (just a few days away). The college and professional football seasons are off with a bang and most football fans in Pittsburgh (including myself) are still feeling the good vibrations from Pitt beating Penn State 42 to 39 (it was a great game) last Saturday afternoon here at home. Tonight the Steelers play.
Although, I’ve always been a football fan, I was a much bigger football fan when I was younger. Now that I’m a baby boomer, I’m much more passionate about blogging than I am about football. Blogging is something that I look forward to doing just about every day. As I’ve stated many times in the pages of this blog, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, when people ask me what do I do, I don’t tell them I’m retired. I tell them I’m a blogger.
I usually get two distinct responses when I tell people I’m a blogger. People under 50-years of age often ask me, do you make a living from it? And people over 50-years of age often times ask me, what’s blogging?
To the first question I answer, no right now blogging is costing me money but I hope to start operating in the black next year; but I’ll never make a living from it. I live off of social security and two pensions.
To the second question I answer, blogging is like keeping an online journal.
Usually, both types of questioners immediately lose interest in blogging and want to talk about something else. But hey! I know there are people out there (like yourself) who are interested in blogging. If you didn’t have some interest in blogging, you wouldn’t be reading this blog. I want to thank you for your interest in my little girlie magazine. And since you’re interested in blogging, you’ve come to the right place.
Hail to Pitt!
All photos of Annalisa Santi used for this blog post were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. Before you leave my little girlie magazine today, take a moment to checkout my E-book in the sidebar. The stories in the book won me a $60,000 fellowship in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh and paid for my MFA in fiction writing (2006). Every reader and writer of flash fiction should own this book.