I’ve been toying with an idea for several months now. It would be a series of essays written as letters to my favorite Pulitzer Prize winning writer. When we met nearly two years ago, he and I had an interesting conversation about empathy.
My idea is to pick up the debate we were having and explain myself. It’s almost one of those, “What I should have said,” series. Kind of like every unrequited love poem ever written.
As I was describing the idea to a writer friend not too long ago he responded very candidly,
“Who would read that?”
He had a point. There are two ways to address this so I’ll do so as if this blog allowed you to Choose Your Own Adventure. To see the topic addressed as, “If no one reads it, is it worth writing?” Click Here. To read the topic addressed as, “Shouldn’t we all want to explore the topic of empathy?” Click Here.
Now, I’d like to apologize for not writing more regularly in 2013.
The truth is that Life on Clemson Road has been a bit tumultuous since May. I’ve been seeking transformation, trying to rededicate myself to everything from running to writing, experiencing the deepest grief with which I have ever been confronted and completing the greatest triumph of my academic life.
I’ve been wondering if this blog about Life in Transition, needs a remodel. I mean, how many times can I really talk about coping with change before someone just says,
“It’s not all profound, Kasie. Some of it is just life.”
I’m interested in your thoughts. What does the blog need? More content? Less content? Contests? Challenges? Book reviews? Interviews? An editorial calendar? Hm. Maybe.
Organization might be what we need here. A little old fashioned clean up might be warranted, too.
Okay. While I try to figure it out, leave me a comment with your thoughts or ideas. Or, read these two posts about my work-in-progress Letters to Richard Ford, which I’m writing anyway, despite the fact it will almost certainly be a commercial failure.
Or, watch this clip from Smash. One of my favorite commercial failures and the source of this post's title.
Leave a comment with redesign suggestions. I may take your advice.