I started planning my new blog about goodwill over a year ago. I developed a "go big or go home" attitude. Wanting my own website, as opposed to blogger or wordpress, I looked around for a designer. After talking to a couple of people I picked someone for the work.
Big mistake. I trusted this guy to deliver on what he promised and it didn't happen. I was out a thousand dollars with nothing to show for it other than a lesson learned. To add to the bad karma, when I finally brought an end to our arrangement he got very ugly and sent several angry and defamatory emails. If I had the money I would have taken him to court for fraud. No money, however, and more important to me, no desire to continue living on the fringes of his dark and fragile ego.
A costly lesson about delusions of grandeur. A stern reminder to reflect on my true nature before embarking on a course of action.
Now and then I'll put a plant into the ground on the "see how it does" plan. I'm willing to bend with the natural ebb and flow of our world. I'm familiar with the rhythms, comfortable with the outcomes. So this will be the way of the new blog. It will thrive, or despite my best efforts, it will not.
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