I have a problem. I don’t really know what I write about, and people are starting to talk.
So I need a pat answer for what to say to people when they ask what my blog is about. I don’t know why it’s so hard to say “the creative process, alcoholism and the crazy shit I do,” but those phrases just refuse to pass my lips when directed to strangers, elderly relatives and coworkers who don’t know about my history of vodka bottles hidden in the closet. Someone at work asked me last week what I wrote about, and I was all, “Um, it’s hard to explain. It’s kind of complicated. Y’know, I write about life. And stuff.” That is so not okay.
Help me brainstorm, people!
Perhaps, “It’s a lifestyle blog detailing the growth of my career in the arts on a personal level.” But I don’t want people thinking I have the kind of art career for which I get paid. People get the wrong impression about the arts so easily. Why is it only a career if you get paid? Semantics, if you ask me.
Hmm…maybe “A humorous look at life’s more embarrassing moments. With art. And writing. And sometimes my cat.” That doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily, but it’s a little more on par with the subject matter, no?
I guess I’m going to lose all credibility once I give them the URL, anyway.
If I’m going down, I might as well go down in flames screaming, “I’M AN ALCOHOLIC ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS! AND I LIKE ART AND WRITING AND MY CAT! THAT’S WHAT I WRITE ABOUT, BITCHEZ!
Watch those blog stats soar, folks!