We interrupt the second president debate for an important announcement from A Frank Angle. We will rejoin the debate in progress at the conclusion of A Frank Angle’s message.
For anyone thinking they may miss something constructive from the debate, the entire debate will bump a Girls Gone Wild …. correction … a Pocket Fisherman infomercial at 3 am (EST). Check with your television provider for the designated channel. Ladies and gentlemen: A Frank Angle.
Four score minus 80 and four years plus a month, some days, and who knows who many touchdowns, field goals, home runs, and empty-net goals ago, on August 28, 2008, I interrupted celebrating Shania Twain’s birthday to start this blog with a promise of insight and respect.
Not long ago, September 15th, 2012 served as a grand celebration of not only 1,000 posts – but 1,000 posts of insight, genuineness, and respect. Therefore, on this day, I stand before you both honored and humble with post number 1,026.
Along this journey, one of my personal mantras is to be myself. After all, it’s important not only to be who you are, but also not trying to be who you aren’t.
I don’t write fiction because I’m not that creative. I don’t write humor because I’m not good at it. I limit my photos because pointing and clicking a camera doesn’t make me a photographer. I don’t write inspirational posts to energize one’s inner forces because I don’t write that way. I don’t post expletive-filled rants because that’s not how I’m wired. I don’t write step-by-step crafts and cooking techniques with a picture of me cutting a carrot because I just don’t.
Although I could continue the not-me list, I admire all those who can. Keep it up because readers need you. We need your creativity with humor, fiction, inspiration, photos, the how-to posts, and more. However, readers also need those of us who write for clear insight to stimulate the neurological pathways .
Not that long ago, those of us in the Not Freshly Pressed Community (NFPC) lost a leader – Le Clown, a French Canadian blogging legend who rightfully prides himself in being a shameless, self-promoting genesis. A few months ago, he hung his NFPC jersey from the rafter in honor. He planted his flag on the moon in glory. Yet – now he is gone from NFPC. Not forgotten, but still gone.
With that in mind, I continue to aim to my own standards and patterns. I continue to follow the guiding star that set the course more than four years ago … to continue what I do … to continue to enlighten the conversation … to continue to stimulate neurons …. to continue to address a wide-range of topics … and most importantly, to continue to be myself, thus not who I am not!
This announcement is not a personal issue – nor is it about personal animosity, envy, or disrespect. After all, it takes all kinds to make the blogosphere go around, around, and around. If I ever get Freshly Pressed, so be it because it wanted be planned.
Nonetheless, I believe in the blogosphere because of its purpose and its promises. Writing is a great exercise for the owner. Reading is a chance to grow. Engagement is an opportunity to learn from one another.
With that in mind, I am announcing my candidacy for Worldly High President of the Not Freshly Pressed Community! On to victory! NFPC Bloggers of the world unite! We are the bloggers too! Thank you everyone!