A Blog About Nothing
#nothing #Oxfam #poverty #NelsonMandela
As a published author of paranormal romance novels, I’m supposed to blog as part of my promotion platform. You know, fling my author brand out into the virtual universe and hope for sales of my books.
That’s all I’m going to say about my feelings on that.
Because I don’t have enough of an ego to profess about my craft, or my author’s life, blabbity, blah, blah. I mean, who cares. Readers just want to read my books, right?
So, now the problem. How to hold up my end of the contract with my publisher by writing for the public on a regularly scheduled basis.
Aside from posting another serial, I was coming up with nothing.
And then, I’m washing my hair. You know, working my fingers into my scalp, loving the smell of my ‘poo turning into scented steam from the shower, and Ding, ding, ding!
I can write about nothing.
I Googled it, and got some surprising results. So, here I go. Keeping my author’s presence breathing and kicking in the digital universe.
Nothing: Nothing is a pronoun denoting the absence of anything. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing. (Wikipedia)
I, however, disagree. Here’s reason why #1: http://youneednothing.com/
Check it out. It’s a black or white rectangular block. An entire website devoted to the sale of it. Yet, the proceeds are for more noble. They go to Oxfam.org, a worldwide organization devoted to ending poverty. Which is where the real story of my delving into nothingness lies. Here is just one section of Oxfam’s motivating site:
Nelson Mandela said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Whoever you are, you are critical to the global movement for change.
It then goes on to tell the stories of people all over the world who are doing their part, no matter how small, no matter how humble.
Well, there you have it. My blog post about nothing. A surprise twist that started with nothing, but ended with something…as big as the world.
Stay tuned next week for nugget #2 of what it means to be nothing.
S.C. Dane is the author of The Luna Chronicle, and No Little Thing. She has started a new series about sexy, tormented Gargoyles, which makes its debut in the summer of 2016.