I published my first blog almost exactly one week ago today. And I gotta tell ya..I expected a little more.
Theres been no fanfare. No one stopping me in the streets saying “WAIT A MINUTE!….are you Sully from Sullys Space!? HOLY SHIT CAN I GET A PICTURE!?”. I give my cards out to customers everyday at work for gods sake! And no one ever does a double-take at it and then look back up at me with a giant smile proclaiming how much they love my blogs.
I like to think I’m on pretty good terms with most of my coworkers. I’d even go as far as to call some of them friends..or at least beginner friends.
Did anyone throw me a party today to celebrate my one week blogiversary? I don’t think so! Well, today is my day off so I guess there is still hope there. But when I come into work, do I get greeted by eager friends wanting to praise me for my writing or share a high five with me for following my dreams? Nope. I walk into that same old shit with the same old people acting like I’m just some car salesman. Um, newsflash guys, have ya seen my blog!? I swear man..people ain’t shit.
Have I been contacted by media outlets saying something along the lines of, “Hello Mr. Sullivan, we’ve been watching you. We like where your mind is and where you’re headed. We see unimaginable potential in you. Keep up the good work friend!” Nope. Nothing whatsoever. One week of this shit. That’s..breaks out calculator..168 hours! Thats almost 10,000 minutes! 11 blogs over that time! You’re telling me that all the blood, sweat and tears I’ve dumped into this over that time was all for nothing!? No way. I refuse to believe it.
In all seriousness though, if I can pull the curtain back a little bit and be frank, I’ve really enjoyed doing this. I’m not sure what’s going to come out of it or anything like that whatsoever and I’m really not even thinking about it. I’ve enjoyed taking breaks from work to write. I’ve enjoyed staying up a little later or spending an entire day off writing random shit. Just wait, I have some crazy alien blogs in the pipeline and some unnecessarily long Marvel blogs too.
If you’ve read any of my blogs, just this one or whatever the case may be, I thank you. We are all very busy people so I appreciate you taking a few minutes, or however long it takes you to read, out of your day to take a look at whatever I wrote about.
I really can’t explain why I am having such a good time doing this though. I think theres something cool about doing something that you’ve always wanted to do. Finally getting the balls to do it and then to get even the slightest bit of positive feedback is an amazing feeling. I think at the end of the day that’s all it takes for someone to continue doing something that they love to do.
I guess all I am saying is that, never in a million years did I think that I would ever do this. Yes, I know its ‘just a blog’ and yes I know that it is still a very rough version of what I ultimately want this to be. And for fucks sake YES I know that there have been spelling/grammar mistakes! But like I said in my first blog, I am doing something I’ve always wanted to do. And when you can say that same thing, I think you’ll see how good it feels. No matter how simple or ordinary it may seem to you at first.
There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kinda the point? (last line from The Office. Nailed it)