I made all of $1.25 yesterday for my Examiner article. Just over 200 people read it.
Now, through the years trolls have told me that I need to get a real job and stop with this notion of writing, that I can't write anyway, and even if I could the nation would be much better off without my point of view.
Maybe they're right. As a free market capitalist I do believe in the basic premise that if your skills or the goods you offer cannot compete in the marketplace, then you go under. Maybe that is true about me. Maybe I'm not good enough to compete in the marketplace of ideas. Maybe people are not interested in what I'm offering.
As far as getting a "real job" goes, writing is a real job, and a hard one at that. It is very hard work as any writer will tell you. But if I cannot make it by writing, what am I supposed to do? There are just a few things I can still do at this point in life. I am not physically able to do most of them.
So, I dunno. To heck with it. If I can do no better than this, then what's the use? A pox on all of it!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Posted by Welshman at 4:48 PM