A youthful finger
points the way.
But looking back on
where things led
what could I really
say to him?
Now fragile words
are all there’s
of human care
Since diagnosed with an incurable, progressive, and dangerous medical condition
(tending to require mind-numbing painkillers (e.g. morphine)),
I’ve focussed on editing a 47-year backlog of writing.
Before mental clarity declines any further.
At times, blogging has felt like a race against death: saving my art from oblivion.
No-one is here to preserve it, after I’m gone.
Unfortunately, multiple illnesses leave me little energy for networking, or growing an audience.
However, by around the 200th post (September), a great majority of my past output should be online.
As a lonely person, existing in painful obscurity, I still imagine being popular, one day.
Thus, beyond forming a tiny, neglected, cyber-memorial for my lost life,
I actually wish a few more people would visit this site.
Successful bloggers often recommend social media to raise stats?
(Presently, dependant upon the WordPress Reader, posts quickly disappear down the feed. Then views fall away, until a new piece is published.)
Yet, perhaps those other platforms might be too distracting?
there’s also a novel I need to finish…
Does anyone find Social media helps grow their blog?
Or have an opinion on which platform is best for writers/artists?
Comments are very welcome!
Thank you all for reading.
My thumb and finger infection persists. The nail is hanging partly off.
Still oozing pus. On 10th day of antibiotics.
Am quite anxious, and fed up with it, after almost 4 weeks.
Hardly able to write due to pain.
Another birthday alone in my flat, feeling too ill to go out.
Which, for me, is the norm.
Hope you are all well?
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