Back in February of this year, I began this blog in a fit of pragmatism. With youthful exuberence I set out to set the blogging world on fire about a year ago:
That brings me to this blog. It was supposed to be designed in WordPress and I intended to learn PHP/MySQL to exercise full control. But, I found that I am not prepared for that level of commitment yet. The dream of designing and implementing a beautiful, functional blog continues to live on and it will be realized, as time permits. But, I cannot bear to put off blogging and publishing a moment longer. So, the blog begins here… now.
I have to admit that rash decision was a huge error and I am back to square one — installing WordPress and learning how to build a blog from the ground up. No progress was made toward my original goal, while I churned out hurried, mediocre posts and neglected other more profitable ventures… so, PietyHill Press is suspending daily operations for now. Infrequent announcements and stuff will continue to be posted for friends / family and I will comment on other blogs with my Blogger account, when time allows.
In closing, I want to give one final Shoutout! to what I thought was a great post and a great idea. Mishegas Master is a pro writer, who comes from, shall we say, a different perspective than I do. He had a post that really resonated with me:
It’s so incredibly easy to criticize America these days and the top five ways to do so are: (1)-Blog (like The MishegasMaster); (2)-Air your grievances on a radio talk-show call-in program; (3)-Go into an Internet chat-room and complain; get together with a group of friends either at coffeehouse or over a meal and collective discuss the troubles and of course, writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper or opinion page.
Why is America such an easy to target for criticism by its own citizens? Perhaps it’s because the criticisms and freedoms we enjoy have been twisted, tweaked and taken advantage of, eroded and exploited so much, that there’s no approachable point to dig in, claim a territory and stop the insanity/madness! So, it got me to thinking about the entire situation at hand and wondered what it would take the wagging tongues, the pointing fingers, the Nay-Sayers and all of the other self-appointed United States citizens critics mixed in between to come together? Why a new national anthem lyric-writing contest, that’s how!
Check out the rules and prizes and, by all means, point your pen down a positive path and write a new national anthem! Sure, you probably won’t become the next Francis Scott Key, but you may win a real cool prize. Good-bye, God bless and good luck on your national anthem entry!