“What are fame and popularity? How do I reach Notoriety?” I asked myself. No one responded. What did I expect? Here was I standing on an unused, overgrown dirt road with only myself to discuss such matters. I stood in the hall of Nature, with her court arrayed around me. The Wind King spoke through the branches. “Have you begun?” he asked. “Yes, your Majesty, I have begun the journey to Notoriety. Even though the city is so very far,” I said.
I have never been one to seek popularity, fame, or even fortune. I have been too busy for that. Now, however, it is time to slow down, time to change gears. If I am to be heard over the multitude of voices that is both symphony and cacophony, I must seek to be known, at least by some. Part of this entails exposure. I guess that is one of the hard things to do. Expose oneself to the others and all that entails. I will be brave, as I have always tried to be, and set myself firmly on the road to Notoriety.
Towards this end, I opened this WordPress account. I paid my dues and set about the attempt to make a space, if ever so small, for my voice to be heard through my writings. First! I thought, my page needs a theme. Unlike my fellow writer in our writing group, I took an eternity to chose a theme. It must be important after all to have a look and feel that speaks about the writer to the readers who stop to read a thought or two.
“How to chose a theme,” this seems like a good topic that should be easily researched. I looked but there was no substantial, concrete help. So, I did it the hard way. I analyzed each theme one by one. Finally, I found one that would speak of me to those who stopped by my page. Should it be colorful, but not too bright? I wondered. Yes, was the reply.
“You can change it later,” came the cry from the other end of the writing table. A member of our writing group spoke, knowing how I take so long. But it is important, to me at least, that it look good enough and that it match who I am. After picking a theme, some multiple hours later, I see now that his is the most important lesson of the day. You can change it. So be brave, be bold, and realize that any theme will do, for now.