I can't believe it's been nearly a month since my last blog post. I could use any number of excuses to explain it all away, from lack of time, being super busy, being mopey, hitting a downturn, frustration. Excuses are garbage, and I don't think anyone reading this deserves an excuse. The simple reason for my absence from this blog is not giving it the time it deserves. That's probably not a great move for a young guy trying to build his brand. The truth of the matter is, I don't really know what my brand is. Part of me feels like I jumped the shark, trying to build a brand before the product was figured out. Sure, I'm the product for the "Whiskey and Stardust" brand, but what kind of product am I? What value do I bring?
As an actor, I'm only a bit better than average and haven't really been in anything I feel truly proud of. As a writer, I've yet to get a single piece of fiction published. I've done plenty of copywriting, and some of it is out there on the internet for all to see, but the things I care about, the stories, haven't gotten out there. Ironically, I think I've achieved the most success in my wrestling career, such as it is. I achieved my first victory a couple of weeks ago, albeit in a sneaky way (I'm a villain after all). I told myself that it was more important to shut up and do rather than bore people with my musings on the path there. I'm not sure if I really believed that, or if I simply used it to excuse my laziness. Because that's what truly kept me from giving the blog the attention it deserved. I'm a perpetually lazy guy, and it's a continuous struggle to get over that to do what needs to be done. In truth, I think that documenting what happens at this stage is beyond important. Everyone's eager to grab a megaphone when they're already successful, mostly so they can tell everyone how they did it (for a fee). No one's so eager when they're in their mom's basement, writing in a basement with stars in their eyes.
So, let me catch you up on what's happened lately.Read More