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A case of mistaken writentity

2012-02-04T23:37:10-05:00

A friend of mine was telling me how much she enjoys my writing. She thinks I should write a book.

Clearly she’s been reading someone else’s blog, and thinks it’s mine. As you well know, my writing is crap. I’m not nearly good enough to be a writer and earn money at it. That’s why I write here.

I am eminently qualified to be a journalist, though. I can take a premise and run with it, and make up facts as I go. I can twist the truth with derision and precision to attain the desired effect of confusion and illusion. And I can plagiarize with the best of them. Since the standards have been lowered so much in the past decade, I’m sure I could win a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Peace Prize in the same year, if I actually cared to try.

But I don’t care. And I work for a living, thank you, making much better money than most journalists. Writing badly is just a hobby.

I don’t know what to do about my friend’s belief that I write well. Nothing, I suppose. I’ll just let her enjoy reading whoever’s blog she’s actually reading.

5 Comments
  1. 2012-02-07T15:11:54-05:00 15:11

    I don’t care if you make money at it or not. I enjoy coming here.

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  2. 2012-02-05T09:46:27-05:00 09:46

    LOL, that was funny, but not funny about your writing.
    You do well write, and if it wasn’t a good stuff, then I wouldn’t be here.
    Anna :)

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  3. 2012-02-05T00:36:46-05:00 00:36

    I enjoyed today’s post very much. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy writing? Join us today

    Writers Wanted

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  4. 2012-02-04T23:48:30-05:00 23:48

    This post was too good and you really are being so modest! Your writing is good, it’s funny with sometimes a bit of sarcasim tossed in. Your friend was right, about you being able to write, really got a laugh about the plagiarizing link, too! :)

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