I originally established this blog to create a literary presence for myself upon the advice of a literary agent. She said the fastest way to get published was to create a following, and the fastest way to create a following was through a blog. It started out benignly enough but then quickly morphed into something entirely different. I openly shared my unfiltered thoughts and inappropriate views with the world and though most people were afraid to comment publicly (the whole asshole by association thing), I had complete strangers e-mailing me on a daily basis saying how much they enjoyed reading my posts. As word spread and more and more people began following the blog, an alter ego of sorts was created. I can’t lie, I’ve loved the attention. And it’s caused me to look at the world in a whole new way. I find myself compelled to snap pictures of fat people, midgets, and dudes w/ blue tooth headsets, and I constantly take notes to myself to remind me of things to write about later. The world has become this strange moving picture show from which I draw inspiration for the blog. Unfortunately, just like the 14-2 Chargers of 2006, all good things must come to an end (damn you Tom Brady). And so it is with a heavy heart that after 5 years and 196 posts (195 official posts + 1 that was pulled), I must bring this experiment to an abrupt end. 2013 is a new beginning of sorts for me, and a time to explore new outlets of creativity. What started out as a quest for publication truly became a journey to personal enlightenment. And though I may be no closer to publication today than I was on day one, I can tell you with the utmost certainty that it’s all about the journey. As I shut down my lap top and wipe away the tears, let me leave you with one final thought:
Life is a freak show. Never leave home without your camera phone.
Until we meet again,The Quinsey Blog