Thursday, January 24, 2008

Simpleology: Is it making my life simple?

I'm still toiling away in the background, putting together the new stand-up comedy site. Yes, things are coming together--albeit slowly.

And to make things more complicated, I've decided to try out this "simplicity course" to make my life more simple. (Can anyone else detect the irony?)

The time to make one's New Year's resolutions hasn't quite run out yet. So I'm making my move now!

Mark Joyner, creator of Simpleology, has made it simple, for all of us. And in the meantime, feel free to read the below message about the program...

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Yes, this is what I've subscribed myself to. The new site will need all the help it can get. Join me?


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1 comment:

boneman said...

Actually, I flew back to my post and did what I was supposed to do, read the intro info and was impressed....until I clicked a button and found myself at paypal.
Dang! I thought it was for free.....
Anyway, that's not why I wandered over....

In our latest Smithsonian magazine, which sits by the toilet for perusing while waiting for, you know… stuff.
Anyway, the latest issue has an article on Steve Martin, and it’s wonderful. If you’de like, I’ll type it all into a word document and ship it off to you, cause I know you check your mail before letting it “publish” and that way I’de just be sharing the article with a friend and not trying to diminish the work of an author for the Smithsonian.
Course, it could be that you can buy the thing, too. I dun’no. I don’t get out much, y’know. Heck, I’m just glad they let me use a computer and not have to write letters with my crayon…..

OK, so, the gist of some of the article (just to tickle your intrigue button) is his concept of why he does what he does.
Steve’s thought on the matter was, if comedy was build tension then release it for laughs,....then how about continuing to build the tension without a punchline at all. Or anticlimax.
Just the thought of that idea has me trying to translate it into art, somehow.
In fact, the name of my next art show is “Linescapes” . (I’m not sure if that even computes, but, oh well, It’s not like folks always have to have answers, eh)
Anyway, it’s a great article, and well worth perusing.

You’ve been mentioning acting, and truthfully, from my perspective on it, that’s what I’de be doing if I did comedy on stage in front of folks. I’de have to have the whole thing down tight, right down to the drunk in the third row asking me to play Tobacco Road by Jethro Tull….
In other words, it would BE an act.
I enjoy the heck out’a making folks laugh here at the church or out anywhere. I know it’s older’n the hills, but, I STILL say, “Hi! How ya doing?” everywhere I go, knowing, just knowing folks come back with, “Fine. How are you?”
“Well, since you asked,” bigger grin than I already had,”Last night I dreamed I was a car muffler and I woke up exhausted”
(I need a drum machine in my pocket so I can badabumcrash….)

Thing is, I recognize that, one on one, I can occassionally send a person to the bathroom for purposes of keeping their pants dry, but, dang! Too many faces in front of me, all looking at me at the same time...

Now, my art is something different. It NEVER sees how many folks are looking at it, so it's never nervous.
'Course, most of it hangs on the wall never knowing the difference between a drawn line or a punchline.

Oh well. Just gotta keep at it, I reckon.