Archive for May, 2011

31 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 26

If I could trade my weekly paycheck with  a celebrity whose first name begins with the letter R, I would change with…

Rachael Ray is the celeb I would trade with. She has the magazine and a line of cookware and three or more television shows. The woman is the next Oprah even is she doesn’t realize it. Whatever she makes in one year’s time, I will be more than happy to take 1/52 of it. I searched Google and could not find a definitive answer but I believe she made between sixteen and thirty million last year.

Who wouldn’t want a piece of that financial action?

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31 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 25

To make my blog better I think I would like to start…

Well, to make Morning Erection a better blog it was suggested to me by a couple of other bloggers that I first and foremost change the name to be taken seriously. First and foremost I like the name. It brings as many curious visitors to the site as it also keeps away. I admit that when I find a great poem that I want to use for Poetic License and the person declines specifically because of the name of my blog, it is disappointing, however I always find another person willing and a few that have come here directly to have their poems included or to have another one be allowed sometime in the future.

What I would want to do to make my blog better would be to enlist the aid of several writers (perhaps three), to be permanent authors. This would allow different viewpoints and perspectives and it might bring in many additional readers and subscribers. Perhaps even with a name like Morning Erection I could be taken seriously.

The two things preventing me from doing this? The first is fear that one or all of the authors might not keep their posting schedule and that would add stress to my life that I don’t need. I know I have guest posts and all of them have been very professional but a permanent blogger who has the everyday stress of their own life to deal with without the personal attachment to Morning Erection like I have, could blur the line of commitment.

The second is adding additional authors would mean it is no longer a solo project — no longer my baby, so to speak. It would feel like it is no longer my blog. I just couldn’t do that.

I guess I just have to hope the audience will grow, people will continue to visit and my imagination doesn’t fail me. Go brain! Oh, and there is one other small thing. People take life too seriously as it is. Too much stress and not enough rejuvenation of the body and spirit. If Morning Erection is never taken seriously, so be it. I didn’t start this blog for others, I started it for me.

It’s great when a post makes someone laugh, or helps someone look at life differently (better), but really I’m just writing as an outlet. If I have no visitors from this day forth I will still continue to post. I won’t be able to enlist the bloggers who have joined me on challenges like this and the Community Meme that was done last December, but I can still post.

Don’t confuse what I am saying. I love my readers, my visitors, my commentors and my friends. I thank God for all of you. But you aren’t the reason I started blogging. I doubt very seriously if I am the reason you started blogging either. However I am honored that with a blog name that suggests it is a pornographic site; you still visit, comment, read and have become my friends. Happy Memorial Day!

Just out of curiosity… what do you think I should do to make this blog better?

We may have missed out on a Guest Post for the month of April but we had a great post in May and with the month of June comes time for another guest post. Saber Hodson is next month’s guest. Saber was gracious enough to say yes when I asked her to post for me. She’s been accomodating in many ways and a friend to Morning Erection. One of her photos was used in the latest edition of the Tri-Annual Poetic License Magazine. Saber’s blog, What’s Up With That?!? is full of insightful and funny posts. Recently she began posting more of her personal photos. Stop by her site and also be sure and come back Saturday, June 4th to read her post!

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31 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 24

A movie I’m ashamed to say I admit I love is…

Love is kind of a strong word! My first embarrassing thought was High School Musical 3. Don’t ask! Even more shaming is the fact that I like Caligula. There were some very excruciatingly horrible scenes I had to endure but it really amazes me how many sophisticated and poised actors like Peter O’Toole and Sir John Gielgud and even Helen Mirren were in this pornographic farce of a documentary.

My wife watched it once and that was enough for her but sometimes I like to sit and watch and laugh at some of the dialogue and again to see prominent movie stars bouncing their naked jewels for the camera is funny. I first saw Caligula with a couple of my friends (three males and one female). We were all either 12 or 13 years old. One of the kid’s father had an old VHS copy. We watched it in their basement one day after school. Let me tell you, it is not a movie a hormonally challenged kid like myself should have seen. Truth be told, I don’t recommend the movie for anyone. Caligula was one messed up dude and to me, I don’t believe the movie captured the true depravity of the man. I think he was much worse than he was portrayed. Just my opinion.

It is funny that I thought of this ‘film’ instead of using High School Musical 3 because I recently began working on a post about Caligula. I will save that post for sometime later in the year now.



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