I’m going to get off the sofa and sally forth into the world after all. Hello, everybody! Yes, the Old Blogger is going for his walk even though it’s an overcast day with a high in the 50s today in Pittsburgh.
See, I finished the Dick Francis mystery novel I was reading and I have an important letter I want to get into the mail. So, I have two destinations which makes walking in the neighborhood more appealing to me than just wandering about. One destination is the public library and the other is the nearest mailbox. Then I can always return to my lair and assume my position flat on my back with two pillows under my weary head and read and listen to sports on the radio until night at reach time I’ll watch old movies on YouTube until I can fall asleep.
Of course, I work on this blog off and on where you can see my work and behind the scenes where you can’t see my work and I put in a lot of time just thinking about this blog. A blogger’s work is really never done; or, at least this blogger’s work is never really done. There is still that elusive goal of getting at least 1,000 page views every day all month long. I’ve never accomplished at least 1,000 page views every day all month long. This month I’m averaging 839 page views every day so far.
“One of the things I like best about the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette and what I believe distinguishes it from so many other online publications for adults is that it’s a diary and a magazine of culture for adults, too. As a diary it gives real-time insights into the life of a full-time professional blogger of a low-traffic blog while at the same time it covers several topics just like a real online magazine does, because it is a real online magazine. It’s the best of both worlds. And it’s my online world…”—Guy Hogan
“I call myself a full-time professional blogger which I am. But if it wasn’t for the fact that as a retiree I get a small monthly income made up of social security and two pensions I would be homeless and starve to death. I’m fascinated by the idea of blogging and blogging gives me something to do.”—Guy Hogan
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars.
PS The main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is open from noon to 5pm on Sundays.