Guess what happened a few weeks ago?
I went from being a wordpress.com to a .com!
How exciting is that?
Just when everyone is considering leaving WordPress because block editor isn’t as easy as stacking a bunch of blocks, I take ownership and buy my domain name.
It was a weird feeling plunking down that money. My first thought, of course, was that I would get bored and stop writing. Because isn’t that what always happens? As soon as you invest in something the novelty erodes and you never pick it up again?
But, for now, I’m still here…
This is where you would stand up and cheer if we were all together in a packed room and I was unveiling my new product. Chants of LA LA LA would be echoing off the walls. But since we can’t actually be together for this momentous announcement, I will just run the soundtrack through my head…
It did feel a little scary when I first saw the plain .com. I mean, what right do I have to an actual domain name? Does having wordpress in there have any street cred? Is having my own .com entitle me to use the term street cred?
I don’t sell anything (except my discount brand of pragmatism) I have no dreams of becoming viral (take that in any sense of the word…no post being spread millions of times, no testing positive for anything) So what am I?
Thoughts of am I a fraud? popped through my head. I mean, do I really have any idea what I’m saying everyday when I spout my philosophies on just about everything? Or an I just spouting?
And then the pragmatic side took hold real hard.
Of course I’m just spouting. But really, so is everyone else.
We all think things and say things and wonder what comes next.
We are all just getting through the day, hoping that tomorrow will be just a little better. Even if out lives are 100% perfect at that moment, we optimistically think, maybe life can be just a little better tomorrow…
This is the moment in my blog where I would usually check the word count… Has anyone figured out how to check word count in block editor? Because I do miss that… I miss that little reminder of when I’ve babbled endlessly for a hundred or so too many words…
So I’ll just sign off for now.
Welcome to wakinguponthewrongsideof50.com
I aim to be a little snarky, a little sarcastic, 25% pessimist, 25% optimist and 100% myself.
Thank you and Good Night.
the crowd roars as I exit the stage in a pillar of smoke and “Eye of the Tiger” plays in the background.