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My Mia culpa last week about the individual that had adopted my writing style drew a sh*tload of responses, unfortunately not one from him. The responses all suggested I “politely” ask him to refrain … well, maybe not all that politely. Some also thought my writing a “serious” Article every so often was a good idea, while still others asked my views on Internet writing in general. I mulled all these things in what’s left of my mind, consulted Grandpa Dudley, and decided to write what follows.
I have been writing on the Internet for what seems like an eternity, although ten years is probably a little closer to the truth, since Little Johnny Dudley (I think most of you have all heard of Little Johnny) was just a baby when I began and now he’s nigh on a teenager. During this time, I’ve written for many a Newsletter and Web Site, have seen Newsletters come and go, and Web Sites start up and fold. Over the years I’ve been approached by many people wanting to get started writing and asking for my assistance. I never turned anyone down. Some had talent and succeeded; others tried and decided driving nails thru their forehead was more fun; some had trouble finding the ring while they were standing in it.
During the time I’ve been writing, thankfully most of my mail has been positive. I’ve received my share of negative responses, but treated everyone who has written me with respect and I responded to every E-mail I’ve ever gotten. There have been a few who vehemently disagreed with my views, but they still got a response. When I decided to write, I decided that if a reader took time to write me, he/she deserved the courtesy of a response.
I also decided to never take myself too seriously. Hell, I’m a fan just like you and as such don’t know what going on inside the WWE (or any other Federation) anymore then you do. I think I can safely say that 99.9% of the Internet writers fall into this category. Nothing gives me a bigger chuckle than reading an Article where the writer thinks he/she knows more than the people running the business. If they really think they do, I suggest they apply for a job with The WWE. I’m sure they’ll be warmly welcomed. There was a time during the days of Wrestling From Florida when I occasionally joined the wrestlers at a neighborhood ice cream parlor for a coke after the matches. They may have given me a clue what to expect, but that was then and this is now.
Back to my friendly “write-alike.” To the best of my knowledge, he only writes for one Newsletter. I suspect he never reads anything in the Newsletter other than his own masterpieces; either that or he hasn’t a clue: It was so obvious who I was referring to that even Inspector Clouseau could have figured it out. I plan on E-mailing him directly and perhaps that will light the bulb above his head.
In my Article about this subject, I promised not to write seriously again for least ten years. Either time is really passing me (Sam* has been telling me that for years), or I’ve gone back on my word. I ask your indulgence . My other excuse is “Grandpa Dudley made me do it.”
*For those of you who have wondered who “SamJerry” is (and there have been a heap), “Sam” is my wife’s nickname. By simple deduction then, my name must be Rumplestilskin. I’ll settle for Jerry; at least I can spell that correctly.