For many of our readers, Nick Russell needs no introduction. He is a writer and a fulltime RVer. He writes a daily blog and it pisses me off! Literally thousands of people read his blog every day (I know – I have access to his website Stats.) And many more thousands have now bought his novel Big Lake and its sequel Big Lake Lynching.
I only wrote in this blog twice in the entire month of January, Jim finally had to step in and write one post so we had something to show for our time on the planet last month! I like to write about our travel adventures - and we’ve been parked in one place all winter. I like to write about happy stuff - and I’ve been sad a lot this winter as I watch my Mom decline into Alzheimer’s.
Having nothing to say never stops Nick! I read Nick’s blog and he can spend several paragraphs writing about not washing his RV, and he has me laughing all the way. How does he do that?! His novels are real page-turners. It’s been suggested that I might write a book about me and Mom – but I ‘m afraid it would just make people sad and I don’t want to do that. Or worse yet, it would just be boring due to lack of writing skills.
It’s been suggested that writers write – and that’s what blogs are for – an easy way to write all the time. So I should write often, even if I don’t have anything I want to share. If Nick had been in my shoes this month, he would have written every day and had the readers laughing, crying, and pondering life’s mysteries with each and every post.
I could blame my lack of blog posts on being busy. I’ve written posts on our Business Blog, and our Picasa Blog, and our Facebook page, I wrote our monthly newsletter, responded to customers’ questions in our forum, I’m writing an article for Highways magazine and I’m constantly updating our website and several customers’ websites. Hey – everybody’s busy … you and I both know that the reason I haven’t written is because I can’t write like Nick Russell.
Damn you Nick!
(you know I love you…)
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