Dude Write Is Messing Up My Shit

Not really, but it is changing how I do business. I’m used to sitting at the computer, and writing something each night, for posting the next morning. I have never really thought out what I will be writing about until it was time to do it. Oh sure, I may get a notion in my head during the day, but I have never really planned out my posts. Whatever will be, will be.

Now that Dude Write is here, they are putting actual rules in place, and whoever wants to compete will have to abide by those rules for the most part. Some of the rules are that you have to put up a new post for the competition, and that’s all well and good, but the post I had done on Friday wasn’t really a post that I want to represent my blog.

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I’m not saying it wasn’t awesome, but captioned wedding photos isn’t what I want to use as bait for first time readers, so I was going to be putting up another old post from the archives. That was when I saw the rule that stated.

First Timers can Post Up an older Signature Piece”.

Well, I’d like to say that I was a first timer, but I had broke my cherry last week, and it’s not something you can hide. I mentioned that I wouldn’t be submitting this week, because I wouldn’t have time to get a decent post up, and I’m certainly not going to put something like this post up for all to see. I then got a tweet that said I could post an old one this week, but that I would have to get hookers and beer for all of the other participants. Well, I’m there aren’t I?

I have a post in my head that I think I’ll be able to do something with, but I have to hold on to it until Friday so that I’ll be able to submit it for next week’s contest. This is very hard for me to do. I am a one trick pony, and if I have something on my mind, I won’t be able to concentrate on anything else until I get that out of my head. I guess I could beg for a Therapy Thursday problem and that would kill one more day. That leaves Tuesday and Wednesday with nothing. Maybe I’ll get the screenshots of Smarty Pantaloons game of Words With Friends with Seth out and put them together for a filthy, fun-filled post of cursing and lewdness. That leaves one more day to kill. Maybe I’ll do another wedding dance picture party, or something like that. I still haven’t written a proper post about the wedding either, so maybe that will be coming up shortly.

I realize that this will can change in a moment’s notice, so I really shouldn’t even try to plan anything further than the next day. Damn you, Dude Write. Damn you all to hell for changing the game. It’s not like I have to submit something at all, but it’s just so fun to be a part of something so cool. I imagine that when they get everything sorted out over there, things will be just tickity boo. I don’t even care about the competition part of it, I just love seeing my stories up there with so many other fantastic writers.

I have been able to read some excellent new bloggers, and one in particular has really caught my eye. The Six Fingered Monkey is a lot like Change The Topic, but not. He is irreverent, poignant, funny, and thoughtful. At times it is raw, honest, and emotional, and it’s always entertaining. If you enjoy reading this blog, I urge you to go and check out his shit. I hear it smells like After Eight mint sticks.

Anyhow, I can’t remember everything I want to say, so that’s that. I’m going to try to get back to sleep for an hour before the kids get up.

There are stars in the southern sky, southward as you go,


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5 thoughts on “Dude Write Is Messing Up My Shit

  1. Yea, we haven’t really nailed down what we want to do yet. It seems to be half and half with what people want in terms of reading old shit and new shit… but I am of the opinion that the best shit is the shit that you should go with, regardless of how old it is.

    I think I coulda worded that better, but I’m just gonna hit “post comment” anyway.

    Sorry it affecting the way you post on your own blog, though!

    • I agree that for showcasing blogs, you should be able to use the best work available, but you know yourself that every piece is good in your mind (or else you wouldn’t have published it), but there are certain ones that you read back and say “Yeah. This is why I started doing this.”

      Those are the ones that I think we should be showcasing. They are what the people will read and want to read more. They won’t do that with a post about how some bloggers really piss me off, or how I can’t get the willnots out of my crack.

      Those are just my two cents, not that they are worth that much.

  2. I am still up in the air about new and old posts, I think time will tell…although I did win third with and old post and first with a new post….

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