It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Middle of the Covid pandemic. Missing seeing my kids and grandkids, having seen them only a couple times in the past two years due to risk of exposure.
Also, re-evaluating how I wish to approach my art, my science and my life in general now that, at 68, I’m well in to the last act of days.
Conclusions arrived at:
No more doing anything I don’t really need to do that I don’t want to do, no matter how much sense it makes.
No more spending a lot of time posting on platforms that will barely outlive me, such as my own web sites and blogs like this one.
No more spending money to advertise my work so it gets exposure: your loss.
Settled on posting my entire archive to YouTube so it will be around practically forever (since they put ads on all my content.
Facebook looked good for a while, but though your personal page remains when you die, the independent pages you create from that personal page stop being listed in their search engine if you aren’t regularly posting. So what’s the point? Besides – who searches for anything on Facebook anyway?
No, the only long-term solution that costs nothing and (so far) has been “permanent” is YouTube. But that takes some clever thinking to figure out how to put still picture, and books up there. Basically, I need to narrate my books as audio books and turn that into video with just the book cover as the image. Doing that now with the book I co-wrote with Chris: Dramatica – A new Theory of Story
Hopefully I’ll get all my other books protected and backed up to YouTube the same way.
So, writing here is no longer an attempt to share my wares, but has become a release – a place to share what’s going on now and to vent about life in general.
I’ll be coming back more often now, but not to create a master archive of my work – just to trade in words that have no lasting impact and serve only to satisfy my need to dump stuff out of my head so there’s room for new stuff.
That is all.