To All My Followers
Friends, it’s not that serious. The reason for this long ass post are the two dozen times I have been asked on different blogs, if Youtube is how I will be blogging. Without offending anyone, I would like to answer everyone once.
This past November, I came to the firm decision to never blog again. I had over 10,000 followers, great times, and basically I had nothing left to accomplish. It no longer stirred my passions.
Friends in New York and the Dominican Republic begged me to continue. Then, my best friend Titi (who tried to create a Lonely Author app) convinced me Youtube was the next step in the Beach Boy’s evolution.
I started playing around with the idea, and so many creative possibilities came to me.
Youtube offers me the opportunity to move beyond this two dimensional world. I can recite poetry that can be truly heard. I can inject humor, my personality, and multiple images in my posts. I can share more of ME (every tragedy and triumphant).
But beyond that; I can post things to do in Orlando, the things beyond the expensive theme parks. I will develop posts on how to successfully move to Florida and why you may want to. I can take you on my vacations. We can explore beaches, I can suggest resorts and hotels. You can live my exploits with me.
Best of all, now, during my lonely hours; I am speaking to you.
More importantly, instead of introducing poets, authors, and bloggers by a reblog, retweet, or mention on my blog, I can truly introduce you to them. Poetry will be recited by two guest poets next week. Get a chance to meet the bloggers you have followed. Hear them recite their poetry or novelists discuss their latest novel.
I have always been happy helping others, now I have the platform to do just that.
Regarding my Youtube channel. You don’t like the platform? I am not asking you to switch to vlogging. Continue doing what MAKES YOU HAPPY.
Want to support the Beach Boy on this new venture?
1- Like my videos on YOUTUBE (or like both blog and Youtube). Click on the video, hit like, and close it and move onto the next blog you are reading. EVERY YOUTUBE like helps my effort. Even if you don’t watch the video. Friends keep saying they are hitting like, but my first video has over 600+ likes on the blog, only 81 on Youtube.
2- THIS IS FOR ALL MY SUPER HERO FRIENDS; Afraid your identity will be revealed if you comment. Long ago, I created The Lonely Author gmail. I opened this blog, my Youtube channel, Twitter, AllMyLinks, and Instagram accounts all with this one email. I actually do much of my business and commenting throughout the internet with this identity. You can create one for your blog with your blog icon. Then, comment away IF YOU LIKE. You will never need to remove your mask or cape.
3- I have friends in the Dominican Republic who don’t understand a word I say in the videos. They hit play, let the video run in its entirety on MUTE, while they cook, tend the laundry, go to the bathroom, bathe their children. They don’t even pay attention. But it helps.
4- Come discuss your book or blog, or recite your poetry. Your photo or identity never needs to be revealed. I was a child actor, managed call centers for prestigious institutions, none of you know my real identity. Come on my show, no one will know yours, not even me.
What I will do to help you follow me? I will recite my poetry in the first minute of my videos. My blog posts will have a timeline, so you know exactly when the part you want to listen to plays. If you have any suggestions please, feel free to make them here on this post.
Everyone has to find their own happiness, I have found mine. Life is too short. Be happy. It’s a choice, not something we have to achieve or work for.
You want to help me or follow me, great.
You don’t want to follow me. That is good, too. I won’t be offended. Before starting this venture, I put on my big boy swimming trunks. I am a born and bred New Yorker, a real nice guy with the THICKEST SKIN.
If this is goodbye, well, Adios. I wish you all the best. I hope your days are full of sunshine and smiles. May life bless you and your loved ones with infinite love, good health, and happiness.
You may be thinking…….The Lonely Author is out of his mind trading in 10,000 followers for 100. Perhaps, but I will take 100 faithful, supportive friends any day.
Friends, I have found my happiness……….be happy for me.
I will leave comments open. Throw your spears and arrows (no stun guns, please). Ladies, you can throw your lips (just a suggestion……….but a very valid suggestion. Think about it).
Have a beautiful weekend. Love to all.
Source: Just a thought