First and foremost, you could have no followers and your hard effort would drift aimlessly around the Ethernet unread.
Or, you could have lots of followers and among them that customary percentage of "nutcakes" and "nitwits" who constantly take offense to your thoughts and ideals.
But the scariest hazard that a professional blogger encounters by putting his life in print and posting it for the entire world to see is getting those baffling comments from the general public that leave you scratching your head and wondering what they meant.
I know my target demographic is our Baby Boomer 50+ generation but I have also figured out that people in their 60's, 70's and even 80's+ follow me.
Many of them leave comments but sometimes it is bewildering trying to figure out what they meant.
Here are a few of my favorites:
"I've sure gotten old!
I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.
I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia.
Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends.
But, thank God, I still have my Florida driver's license."
"I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to
join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour..
But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over."
"These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says:
'For fast relief.
I wonder why"
"My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be."
Yes, I tricked you and these responses were made up but they would have been great ones wouldn't they?
If you click on the "Silly Saturday" link it will take you to plenty more strange and off-the-wall posts that I have done on Saturdays.
You know............we all could use a little humor, inspiration and support as we get older so I will leave you with a little prayer you can repeat when you are feeling "too old."
THE SENILITY PRAYER:
Oh Lord, grant me the senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones I do, and
The eyesight to tell the difference.
Please forward it to them or tell them about it by clicking on the FaceBook "Like", "Twitter", "LinkedIn" or Email social icon buttons below.
Heck, tell everybody you know about it !!!
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................