This jail cell isn't big enough for all of us...
Posted by Nathaniel at 10:06 PM
Now, I've been convicted. Eric hit the nail on the head with his post a couple of days ago. Here's the paragraph that actually caught my attention:
I don't get paid for Websnark. I'll never be paid for Websnark. And some days I have no gas in the tank for writing it at all, and I admit it. But even on those days I'll post something by midnight saying I have nothing. I have something, and I try, on at least a semi-regular basis, to have something good.He wasn't talking about me in particular. I know this. I'm fairly confident that Eric joins the internet masses who don't even recognize that the Evil Network even takes up a tiny bit of space on this webscape. But I've been convicted just the same.
For years now, I've been in love with the idea of the Evil Network. The idea has been magnificent to imagine. The idea has kept me creating and re-creating the Evil Network in so many different incarnations over the years, trying in vain to once again attain the recognition this site once held. I've held such a firm grip on the idea, that it has even sucked others into its void. Dacquin and ArshrAAm and Savage Alien. They've all bought into my idea, and I'm beginning to wonder what this idea even is.
I love to write. I originally put up the Evil Network because I wanted to be able to create for an audience that would appreciate my words and my perspective. But I've been neglecting my child. If I want the idea to become more of a reality, I have to work at it. It won't come by chance; nothing ever does. If I want something to happen, I have to make it happen. To paraphrase Eric:
I don't get paid for the Evil Network. I'll never be paid for the Evil Network. And some days I will have no gas in the tank for writing it at all, and I admit it. But even on those days I'll post something by midnight saying I have nothing. I'll always have something; and I'll try, on at least a semi-regular basis, to have something good.Consider this yet another renewal. Actually, no - consider this a pact. If you promise to buy into this idea of mine, I promise not to waste your belief in what we can accomplish here.
I love to write. And starting now, I finally remember that I love to write here.