I think I sound deeper if I start post titles with the word "on." I don't know why, but it makes me feel like I'm writing a professional essay and that someone from somewhere will stumble across the post and hire me immediately. So far, that hasn't happened, but that doesn't stop me from trying. "On," in this case, is a shortcut to a dream. Being paid for my writing is a fantasy I've had for a while now because it includes a few of my favorite things - sitting around and being paid. Well, it includes writing too, which I kind of like every other day or so, but that's beside the point.
This whole website is really based around the idea that someone, somewhere will discovered what I've written, find enough meaning, humor, or good syntax in it and request my services. It's a foolish notion, sure, but didn't Nietzsche say that there's always some reason in madness?
If I really wanted to, I suppose I could take the time to learn things like search engine optimization and spend a lot of hours commenting on other blogs in hopes that people will follow links back to mine, but that's hard. That's why I'm starting posts with "on." A shortcut, remember?
Truthfully, most days I doubt what I'm doing. I don't think I should have spent the money for a personal website. I could have worked with a regular wordpress.com blog. I don't think I should post my scripts because who's going to read them besides the ones I already emailed them to. I don't even think I should blog that often because it's highly likely that I could still name every person who ever visits.
But that foolishness, that madness, gets me up in the morning. It doesn't matter if it's unlikely. I already know it is. Just the fact that it's possible is enough sometimes.