Well, here I am with a post done in the evening and I'm wondering whether to post it now or wait until morning. If I don't have to worry about getting lost in the feed and having no comments it makes no difference. If I have written something about a subject that interests people then it doesn't matter when I post it. I write for attention sometimes, I admit that, and comments in OS mean so much to me. I want to be liked and read and a part of this community.
Fame and spiritual fortune rarely go together. I write for the same reason I do Art, because I have to. I think most people who have a creative mind just do what they do and dam the consequences. A calculating mind is a terrible thing. If I do this, then that will happen or if I don't do that then X will befall my sorry soul. I want to post when I am done with a post and yet waiting thru a night is sometimes a good thing to do so that you can mull it all over with a little time and edit, edit, edit.
I like to write a post and stick it in my draft section and let it sit there. Some of the really heavy things I write stay there forever. They do not need to see the light of the public glow. I don't like the fact that I try to calculate the timing of a post release. It seems dishonest and shallow to me. Fame corrupts. Maybe I should just go back to writing in journals and leaving them in my desk for my kids to find and deal with when I'm dead.
OS gets hits with earthquakes frequently and the ground that you thought was solid liquifies. I can't take anything in life too seriously when I know that it can all disappear overnight. I love writers who can add a bit of humor to this world. I have a slightly funny side in real life but for the most part I am a worrier. Thanks mom and grandma and beware my little girls. We are a line of "what if" thinkers. So I need to go beyond myself. I have avoided fame all my life and I like the Bob Dylan lyrics "There is no success like failure and failure is no success at all."