I'm sitting here in the dark, light from my monitor flickering across my face. Were I a drinking man, I would surely be hammered and morose; instead I'm starting to get queasy from all the Diet Pepsis. I've started to type dozens of times in the last two hours, each time getting several sentences in before angrily deleting it all in frustration.
I have a great idea. Original, startling, innovative. Guaranteed to get attention and maybe bring in some bucks. And I don't know where to talk about it.
I started to put it here where it would have the biggest audience, but froze when I realized that my MySpace page would have a broader reach. Then I backpaged and went to post it on my own Web site since anything major in my life should go there, even though I usually forget since the most major thing in my life is usually posting on a blog.
But wait, I've got a photo and a sketch. Should I Flickr it? Or put in on Facebook? Or DeviantArt? Should I post the artwork at ComicSpace.com? What about my LiveJournal, I haven't done much there recently and I think it needs hits every few months or it becomes a zombie page or something and goes out seeking other pages to devour.
Ooh, a podcast! I could record me talking about my idea which would, you know, somehow be more interesting than reading about it, even though my voice has been known to make cows dry up at twenty paces. Or, even better, I could film myself talking about my idea and put it on YouTube so people could see me in all my glory and, most likely, greenscreen me into a Toxic Avenger movie or The Phantom Menace or, possibly, both.
Or I could post it at any of the zillions of forums I frequent, where friends and enemies could argue and debate and help me develop it by supplying useful, detailed suggestions regarding the degree and intensity of my suckage.
An online petition, which I can then Digg and Slashdot and Fark and BoingBoing and Technoratize? Or maybe I should find someone to Wiki it for me…
No, no, I'm going about this totally wrong. This idea deserves its own Web page, with its own name and forum and viral marketing and logo and CafePress designs and everything. Press releases! Giveaways! Fan clubs!
That's it, I'm going with the new Web site. It deserves no less. You just wait until you see the debut of… of…
…I've forgotten my idea.
I may become a drinking man after all.