I started DK4M in 2009. The blog originally stood for Marketing, Movies, Music, Mishigas—not necessarily in that order. It has meandered from time to time, pursuing a laugh, an aha, or a revelation. The blog has its fair share of followers, RSS feeds, etc. Page views on the home site are about 3,000. I have written 75 posts, only blogging when I thought I had something to say.
I haven’t posted since last spring because I have been writing a novel—a mystery novella entitled “The Devil’s Jury”. The process and the learning have been fun and rewarding.
I’m reviving the blog and hoping that it will provide three benefits. First, it will establish what publishers refer to as an “author platform”—roughly the equivalent of target marketing or branding. People who follow my blog are theoretically more likely to want to read the book.
Second, readers will be able to provide input and feedback.
Third, posting helps to affirm my commitment to writing–sort of like people announcing that they’re quitting smoking—in the hope that the announcement will embarrass them into compliance.
I suppose that some of my posts comprise a personal philosophy. Speaking of philosophy….
PHILOSOPHY is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat.
METAPHYSICS is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there.
THEOLOGY is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there and shouting “I found it!”
SCIENCE is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat using a damn flashlight.
Looking forward to haunting you with posts once more.