Sunday, 17 June 2007

Here's The Deal

Think it's time to pulbish my "Mission Statement". Everybody seems to have one these days. Like I said in my profile I like to write. My most prolific output has been complaining letters to Radio Times (TV listing mag). Despite sending them off for a few years now I have yet to get one published. It's easy to feel hurt about this, and I do sometimes when I see letters I think inferior to mine getting published, but the odds are against me. RT has a circulation of about one million copies a week. That means that even if only 1% of readers wrote in they would get 10,000 letters. Think that's right, maths isn't my strong point. I'd be luckier doing Scratchcards. But I love my writing. Then I hit on the Blog idea. I enjoy the creative process of writing, but even if one other person reads it and reacts in whatever way they do, my satisfaction increases greatly. One of my life missions is to stimulate people to think. Relatively little of that goes on given the size of our brains. I need to be able to communicate with people to achieve my aims. So, although I originally saw this Blog simply as a platform to rant from I now feel I want to use it to talk about what is going on in my life and how I feel about it. But you had probably sussed that one already! As for my ranting, please comment regardless whether you agree with it or not. All constructive criticism is welcome.