…ask not what Blogging can do for yeez… but what yeez can do for Blogging…

…’fess up time… I published on this ‘ere blog about two-and-a-half years ago the major part of the post content below… I’ve tweaked it a wee bit here and there… but the impart carry is just as relevant now that I’m a bit older (but certainly not any wiser) than the first time around…

…first punched out in August 5th, 2012…



…that oft-quoted alphabetic genius, Sam Goldwyn, is credited with coining the phrase, ‘a verbal contract’s not worth the paper it’s written on’… I think the same thing can be said about entries in Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Blogs, and all the other goblin-ish, fiendish, incomprehensible media that has deluged my life since Al Gore told me all these years ago how he’d invented the World Wide Web just for me…they’re just not worth the paper they’re written on…they’re worth much more… what?.. they’re not written on paper? I..I..I..I knew that…but my point is in there somewhere… the worth belongs to the beholder… at the risk of shoehorning some subliminal advertising in here for the credit card industry, social media usage in many cases can be priceless… what value, young sir, would yeez place on camaraderie? or yerself, ma’am, on an affirmatory caressing of your writer’s ego? or, heaven forfend, the chance in a billion that some agent or publisher will catch yer gems across the ether filters and ring today with the ten-book and six-film contracts?… nay, it’s worth more than all of these presents put together… the bond of sharing, of getting on the same wave-lengths (however eccentric, or especially if eccentric, they may prove to be), is glorious reward for the hours, days, months and decades spent ‘working’ on the internet… there exist on here more ‘ships’  than in ten Armadas– Friend-ships, Pal-ships, Buddy-ships, Mate-ships, Etcetera-ships, Etcetera-ships…the message is clear, don’t miss any of these boats—get aboard the networks, join the banter, swap the invisible calling cards across the laptoposphere… be a part of it all… it’s great fun…and if yeez wanna find a little time to do some writing while to ye’re at it, be my guest… I’m just off to find a new carbon paper for my Mac…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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23 responses to “…ask not what Blogging can do for yeez… but what yeez can do for Blogging…

  1. Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
    Do you follow my pal Seumas? Not only should you read this, but you should follow him and read his posts – they are witty and wise

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    AUTHORS – Seumas cuts through the thick and slimy (eventually) and gets to the REAL reason to blog 😀

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  3. Reblogged this on Wendy Anne Darling and commented:
    Dammit, Seumas… now you’ve gone and revived within me an unbridled craving to have my writer’s ego caressed!
    Take a read of Seumas Gallacher’s blog, dear friends! He never ceases to make me smile while imparting true wisdom, even of a stormy day.

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  4. Thanks for posting this again. I was not with the program when it firt came out, so I’m glad I got a chance to see it.

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  5. 😀 😀 Good luck with the carbon paper. 😀
    This post bears repeating. Fabulous advice.

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  6. Seumas, thank you for this post! It reminds us why we take the chance to say what we are feeling. And yes, someone may get something from it afterall. So, we continue. Lynn

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  7. A great post from my favorite Scot. Blogging has been great – gets some of my writing out there, lets me talk about my life, but best of all, I’ve found a whole passel of new friends who have more than filled the loneliness I experienced after I retired. When you spend 40 years with students, they fill your life! And so thanks, my friend, for explaining so much better than I could, the benefits of blogging!

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  8. I usually read and don’t comment… but this time I will say: absolutely it’s about building community 🙂

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  9. Friendships gained on social media are ever increasing. We are building a much larger community than we ever could by stepping out and meeting people on the street. It is indispensable in so many arenas – writing, blogging, internet services, entrepreneurships, the list is endless. Great post!

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  10. Laptopsphere… 🙂 loved it.


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