Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! What a lovely day it’s turned out to be in The ‘Burgh today, warm (high around 85) and sunny; but I haven’t been outside today. I’ve been puttering around the apartment, dozing on the sofa, listening to the all news and the all sports stations on the radio, checking out the online news outlets that I follow and reading the books I have checked out from the public library (I’m also re-reading Good Pussy Bad Pussy by Amy Aimee). I may do the same thing tomorrow; because in less than 43 hours I’ll be back on my regular beat in Bloomfield (Little Italy).
I’m enjoying the calm before the storm.
So I’m happy to putter around the apartment, but even my puttering informs my blogging and writing. This presidential election has made a political junkie out of me, but I’ve already decided that The Gazette will not cover politics. It’s the same with sports and my library books. I listen to sports and I read about all kinds of subjects in the library books that I check out. The Gazette really doesn’t cover sports or (very seldom) the subjects that I find in my library books.
Here’s the point I’m trying to make about being a blogger/writer. Even if a blogger/writer doesn’t blog/write about everything he or she reads (or experiences in life), what he or she reads (or experiences in life) will color his or her worldview; which of course will inform what he or she blogs/writes about.
Puttering around the apartment is not a waste of time if you use it to inform your work. Downtime gives your subconscious time to recharge.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of Marisa Papen were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. Sign up for your free email subscription today.