I enter full blown creative mania. I spend hours agonizing over it -- searching for the perfect picture; referencing the grammar site open on my browser; checking the thesaurus for a better adjective; and making sure it all looks professional and designerly.
2. I wait for comments.
I don't pretend to write this blog for me. If I wrote this blog for me I would never go to all the trouble mentioned in point number one. I probably wouldn't blog at all. I would be perfectly satisfied reading other people's blogs and fantasizing about what an awesome writer I could be someday. I write this blog for you. More specifically, I write this blog for attention from you.
Many of you have professed to read my blog; even chastised my infrequent postings. And yet here I sit eagerly hitting the refresh button on my comments page only to be disappointed.
I don't expect verbosity or lavish praise. One word (a calling card) is all I ask.
Words such as:
Even the occasional:
would be perfectly acceptable.
The only wrong answer is no answer.