Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game. Hello hello hello, everybody and welcome to my diary, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette! I want you to like my little blog. I want you to bookmark it or follow it or take out a free email subscription to it today. I’m a retired baby boomer and this blog is one of the things I’m passionate about. I’ve finally found my true calling…
I could barely send an email around 11 years ago when I got my first computer, a bulky desktop. Now I’ve been blogging for about 11 years and I have a nice slim laptop with a 14-inch screen.
I’ve had several blogs over that 11-year period. All of the other ones I deleted, but I was learning. Now this version of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette will be four years old in February and I could not be happier with its success. Oh, I don’t mean this blog is a big success. It’s a micro success. Here are my stats for August, September and October of this year:
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is an online publication for adults, but it’s not your average online publication for adults. It covers blogging and how to write flash fiction and karaoke as fun and as an art form, too. It features Naked News videos and it publishes short stories. It celebrates the nude female body and it publishes posts about shopping at discount stores and crock pot cooking and so much more. It is hyper-local but appeals to an international audience. And it’s a diary. That’s right, a diary. It’s my diary, the diary of a retiree who is now a full-time professional blogger. If I wasn’t retired, I’d be homeless and would starve to death as a full-time professional blogger. But I am retired. I pay the rent and all of my bills every month and there is plenty of food on the table. And the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette will end the year about $55.00 in the black. I know $55.00 net profit ain’t much. I hope to do even better next year. I’m too legit to quit. And besides, I love my job.
I think I can say without boasting that the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is an original.
So, check out my little blog. Look at the front page and scan the sidebar. And if you like what you see and read and if you are not already a regular visitor to my diary now is a good time to bookmark this site or follow it or to sign up for your free email subscription today.
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”–Anonymous
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars.
“Blogging helps me to stay connected. It helps to keep me feeling vibrant and young.”–Guy Hogan