In about 48 hours I will be on my regular beat in Little Italy, sitting on a high stool and having a few cold beers at Armand’s and socializing with any of the regulars who may be there and keeping an eye on the game shows on the television at my end of the bar while keeping both eyes on Liberty Avenue and then a quick stop at Sonny’s Tavern to see who comes in and what’s on the television there, too. See I don’t own a television. My television went kaput several years ago and I never replaced it because I found out that I get a lot more blogging and writing done without a television. So watching television in a bar is always a treat for me.
Such simple pleasures…
Hello hello hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! Welcome to my world, a world of blogging and writing flash fiction and karaoke and Naked News videos and erotic short stories and topless women among many other interests. What a mix! Sounds like a good idea for an online magazine for adults.
You know you can’t beat it with a stick!
Yes, Little Italy is on my mind. When I’m broke and the weather is nice I haunt the campus area of the University of Pittsburgh and Schenley Plaza and Schenley Park but when I have fun money in my pockets I hangout in Little Italy. Now I’m getting better and better at managing my fun money and hopefully it will soon last me all month long or at least into the last week of every month. But the real issue is, when I do have fun money in my pockets will I still be able to give the same commitment to this blog that I give to it when I’m broke? For when I’m broke I’m all abut blogging. When I have fun money I’m lucky to blog at all. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak…
And here’s the rub. This version of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette went online February 2014. I believe it is about to take off. Yesterday the PFFG had 274 visitors and 1,300 views. As of this morning the PFFG has 7, 480 visitors and 26, 720 views for October 2017 and the day is still young and there is one more day in this month to go. There is no reason why the reach of the PFFG should not continue on an upward trajectory if, the operative word here is if, if I can give my little niche magazine the attention it needs every month all month long.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars. Today in Pittsburgh there will be a mix of clouds and sunshine with a high in the 40s.