It’s finally happened, guys.
When I started this blog over six years ago, I wanted to be a serious blogger. With hundreds of followers, daily comments, and a community of readers following my every word and it. has. finally. happened.
WOW! This is what it feels like! THE BIG TIME! I never dreamed of getting this kind of recognition for my work!
As I watched the likes and the comments pour in, I should have been happy. But I wasn’t. Like Charlie Brown at Christmastime, something wasn’t right. I was angry that I work so hard on my blog, on what I have to say, to be reduced in fame to a pair of shoes and a frozen blended beverage. This is why Britney shaved her head, Michael got all those nose jobs, and Miley thought she could twerk:
I worry that I peaked creatively when I posted that Instagram of a frappuccino and my shoes. #MillennialTalk pic.twitter.com/QOIHV9dqYq
— Meghan Sara Karre (@MeghanSaraK) September 17, 2015
Then I remembered a little story about a man made famous in spite of himself. Some of you may be old enough to be familiar with a rock and roll band known as Huey Lewis and the News. But you MAY NOT know that Mr. Lewis never wanted to be a rock and roll star! That’s right – he wanted to be a jazz musician. Huey recorded some of the biggest rock and roll hits of the 80’s despite being, at heart, a jazz man all along.
Weeks later, the frappuccino-frenzy has cooled down. I’m back to being who I was all along: a nobody. Like Huey Lewis post- The News, I’m still doing what I love, only nobody’s paying attention. But “If This Is It,” I’m still content. Heck, wasn’t it Mr. Lewis who once asserted it’s “Hip to Be A Square”? I’ve got my passion, my blog, and the “Power of Love” of blogging to keep me going! Even if I get NO likes, NO comments, NO followers, NO readers… my heart (of Rock ‘n’ Roll) is still beating…