Pretending for Grownups

Before I began blogging on WordPress occasionally I’d write what I called “Pretending for Grownups” posts on Facebook. My Facebook friends would read them and declare, “Oh! You should write a blog!” Ironically, very few of those who urged me to blog actually read my blog–but I blame (and thank) them for my addiction to blogging.

Today Facebook resurrected one of my “memories” which happened to be an early Pretending for Grownups. I thought I’d share it with you. Ah, the good old days…


Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

7 thoughts on “Pretending for Grownups”

  1. You are a wonderful and gifted stylist. A natural storyteller, and it appears, reasonable prolific…but you couldn’t promote your skills if Daniel Craig, or Sean Connery was your agent. You plead but you’re a grandma, and what does a gran know about the grand world of publishing, so sell yourself short at ever turn.

    Well, along with those “Facebook” friends who chirped, “Oh! You should write a blog!”….you know who else doesn’t want you to really find a suitable outlet which would allow more people to read and appreciate your stuff….Facebook, and WordPress.com. You and many others are producing the content that affords these platforms to sell that very said same content back to us. And make a damn fortune.

    Here’s two snippets I offered this week on my, God help me, Facebook page.

    “We’re just selling the content that we create back to ourselves…you guys do understand that, Right?”

    “What’s all this worry about normalizing Trump now. Cable news media, which ran live and unfiltered, every Donald rally his campaign could muster, normalized Mr. Trump and his supporters pre-Cleveland, before the GOP convention.

    “CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, their product is not political coverage. Nor is it news. No it’s not. But I can understand why you would think the nets are about the news. Because, hell, we’re all on Facebook, and Facebook’s product is all about Friends, and sharing and the Likes, right?”

    I know, Painted Toes, that you read fiction, but there’s a new non-fiction I strongly recommend. Here’s an article from the Atlantic on “The Attention Merchants” …

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/10/tim-wu/504623/

    I suggest reading the book for many reason, not the least in that it may help you better your heartfelt political polemics ….

    With snow in the forecast
    Regards,

    Coda Puppy Master,
    North Side Of Chicago

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    1. I get it. I do. And if turning a profit was a big deal to me I’d probably go about this differently. But I’ve enjoyed having a voice that reaches beyond my little corner of the world.
      I’ll read the article, though!

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