My first ever blog-post – here on this site – was meant to serve in and of itself as a protest on the topic of money in politics. I wanted to create a link for it and then email it to various campaign offices and publications, as well as of course share it on a few social network sites.
It was naïve, perhaps, in retrospect, hoping its impact would readily catch on – knowing next to nothing about blogging etiquette at the time, as well as having yet to establish any sort of…following (still not very comfortable with that word).
I know the piece seemed also, by popular blogging standards, long. Whenever I choose to write about something big I believe the reader can instantly recognize it as such, and so the challenge then is to keep it interesting to the point where ‘length’ becomes perfectly imperceptible.
I put a lot of work into that piece, along with another on a left to center understanding of guns and gun-control in America. And my fear still is that these, among others, will get crushed under the traffic of more frequent postings. We are of course eons from the days of Dickens and Dostoevsky, where readers demanded big books because there were not many other sources of entertainment available.
So understanding that frequency is important, and wishing to maintain a generally high quality in what I choose to write about, I have come to the following compromise: I will split any a future, grand topic into a series of consecutive posts.
…See, I tend to learn the fundamental process to some (…ok, many) things, late in life. One eventually abides by learning important fundamentals with having always excelled in understanding basic math. …And, boy, I desperately need to be around a community of fellow artists/writers.
And just as a final side-note, no, thankfully no one has ever commented on anything I’ve written with this here title (which means, ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’). I don’t like using pop-culture acronyms, myself, and was not aware this one existed until the other night. I take never receiving it as a compliment, for it would generate the reply, ‘Understandable, seeing how you could not have even written that out.’
Or, very simply: ‘FO’.