Five years of this. “Larry Gross Online” celebrates a birthday. I’ve been coming to your computer or phone or however you get here for more than a few years now. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I appreciate your visits here very much.
For a person who says he doesn’t like to look back, I’ve been doing a lot of it lately. The “Living Out Loud” column in CityBeat turned ten years old this month. With that column, as well as here, I went back and reread some of the words I’ve written. That can be a painful exercise. If given a chance, some of those columns and/or posts I would redo. Some I shouldn’t have written at all and I would erase them. Maybe that’s the nature of being a writer. I don’t know of one of us who thinks they ever get it totally right.
When it comes to this blog, I get this said to me a lot: “You don’t make any money on that thing, do ya?” No, not directly. Some of you have seen my books advertised here and some of you have purchased them—again, very much appreciated—so it does generate some money, but I mostly write this blog to stay creative. I also do it to see if I can do it, to see if I can come up with five new posts here every week. Even at my age, I enjoy a challenge.
And, of course, I do this blog and write columns and write books because I enjoy being a writer. After being an accountant for over 30 years but always wanting to write, now I’m getting my chance. I’m going to write, write, write. If I fall over dead with my hands on this keyboard right now, that would be the perfect way to go for me. I’m doing what I love.
See you tomorrow. Again, thanks for reading.
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