Okay, I know it is a fool’s pursuit. You try to create epigrammatic quotes, sayings, and tidbits of wisdom to post on Facebook and then you hope people will click on “like” and “share”. You hope it goes viral. It is a striving after wind to paraphrase Ecclesiastes. But I do it anyway. After all, isn’t everything a writer does striving after wind? The chances of reaching a larger audience and touching a great many hearts are microscopically insignificant. I have reached a point in my writing career where I am actually, finally able to reach readers. People really do read my blog, my Facebook pages, and occasionally, my novels. I actually do score one or two hits on the heart of a reader once in a while. Is it worth it? Will I ever make any money at it? Yes… followed by probably not. I have managed to leave a footprint on the internet, something that was not possible during all those years of writing and drawing and then storing the work away in boxes and portfolios in the bedroom closets. If you want to see the shape of that footprint, do a Google image search on the words “Beyer Paffooney“. The spread of pictures and links is as impressive as that of real artists and writers (and by real I mean those who are well enough known to actually make some money at it.) Today’s Paffooney is a teacher-meme that should be syrupy cute enough to attract a like or two. I have no illusions about being a master of this new art-form, but I have investigated and studied it just enough to make feeble novice attempts. And so what if no one ever notices? I am posting my heart and wit and wisdom online in ways that will make some of it last beyond the scope of my physical life. Therein lies at least a portion of my immortality.
Here’s a link for the “Google Beyer Paffooney” thing;