Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers all over the world! Welcome to today’s edition of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
What a beautiful day it’s turned out to be in Pittsburgh today, sunny and a high around 62. I just came back from doing some food shopping in Little Italy: a package of blackeye peas, a box of boil-in-the-bag rice, a carrot, a green pepper and a smoked ham hock, all of it for my crock pot. I’m back to eating healthy again (and cutting down on my cholesterol and lowering my blood pressure) by eating a grain and vegetable based diet. The ham hock is just to add flavor (so I don’t have to add salt). It has very little lean meat on it (ham hocks use to have plenty of lean meat on them) and I don’t eat the fat.
But I digress…
Sometimes when I don’t blog for several days (when I have plenty of fun money in my pockets) my page views actually are higher. What’s up with that? So now when I don’t blog for several days I don’t worry about it; but I do worry about how many hits each post on this site gets every day and I have a plug-in that gives me that information. And you know what I found out?
Nobody reads my posts on Bernie Sanders.
So I will no longer publish any more new posts about Bernie Sanders. (Is that a sigh of relief?) But I need a topic to focus on that will add gravitas (if you catch my drift) to my little girlie magazine that my readership will actually read and that I have a passion for and would love to blog about. The environment? Poverty? Homelessness? The VA hospital system?
I don’t know…
Well, that’s about it for this post. I’ll be looking over the archives during the day to see what posts are getting hits and would make good candidates for being rotated to the front page and there are several broken links on the site (I have a plug-in for that, too) that I need to investigate.
I probably won’t be back at Nico’s in Little Italy for karaoke until the first Saturday night in November to once again put to the test my theory of karaoke as a legitimate art form and I’ll always announce in the pages of this blog my karaoke schedule, just another reason to follow the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. The magazine is averaging 473 page views every day for this month so far.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting from Pittsburgh.
PS I will continue to send $3.00 every month to the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign for president to the bitter end…