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I Promise to do Better, Really.

Updated on October 13, 2015
This is my brain on HubPages. Any questions?
This is my brain on HubPages. Any questions? | Source
I can do worse, but it would take some effort.
I can do worse, but it would take some effort.

No Excuses.

As a mostly sentient human being with over 900 published hubs, I expect more of myself than I have been giving. Lately you may have noticed my recent compositions could perhaps tolerate a little improvement in key areas. My spelling has been okay but beyond that I find myself in a sad state of affairs, vis-à-vis online-writing.

Indeed I am asking for no special dispensation. Feel free to browse away immediately for more satisfying reading on this venerable web site.You will easily locate estimable articles throughout many highly credited authors.

Estimable folks in the quality control department deserve more credit for tolerating my last few hubs. Rumors abound regarding mass exodussen of proofreaders. For that I accept full responsibility. No one should be obligated to earn a living, such as it is, through evaluation of my words and sentences.

Getting there...
Getting there...

Contrition Continues Unabated

I fully comprehend your reticence to continue reading what you have started reading here. I know I would probably browse over to The Huntington Post or before forcing myself to process any more of this word vomit.

If you stick with me then together we will progress to the end of this article. If you leave, you condemn me to trudge this mortal coil unaccompanied. Either way, I understand.

Not a surprise, I think.
Not a surprise, I think.

What's been going wrong lately?

Lately I simply haven't felt like writing to all of you. Over the past 5 years my experience with HubPages has been dotted with roller-coasters of success and failure interspersed with gut-wrenching heights of sadness punctuated by underwhelming ennui and run-on sentences. I also find myself dabbling in hyperbole far too often than is good for me.

Perhaps I have plumbed the depths of my proverbial soul only to find a silty unstable bottom. One might posit the root of my writing issues stems from lack of talent or perhaps lack of any discernible effort. I think I do.

Here is a High Quality Image intended to further enhance your online experience.
Here is a High Quality Image intended to further enhance your online experience. | Source

What would you like to see from me?

Lately I've written, somewhat less than gainfully, about:

  • Iapetus, and
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  • and other stuff. Could take time from your busy reading to leave a comment at the bottom? Please think up some cogent topics upon which you suspect I might expound. I promise not to let you down so lowly as I have been accomplishing lately.


I Vow To Work Tirelessly To Improve All Aspects Of My HubPages Compositions.

Sometimes it's simply overwhelming to maintain high levels of work. On this site I find myself beset with people calling me names. When I attempt to provide clarity I am rebuffed with taunts such as "Nazi" and "Troll" and "nicompoop." The latter has become trite and predictable as well-meaning insult merchants continue to trot out their least imaginative adjectives. It hurts me. It devastates my family who only want to live their lives and periodically enjoy a luscious Chipotle Burrito without finding themselves beset by paparazzi and people wishing them less then well.

If you continue to feel unabated needs to call me names, please indulge yourself herein. I am a grown-up according to my driver's license: I can tolerate all the basal banalities you prefer to dish out through this online social media site. If digital abuse makes you feel better then go for it. On the other hand, if you want to see me grow and subdivide into a better human being, consider offering up a few well-chosen glittering generalities in my direction. I plan to receive your complements with the same aplomb.

I think I need to energize my core values to rebuild a synergistic paternalism. Once accomplishing that I plan to align highly refined world-class best-of-breed tools concomitant with professional attitudes. You know I can do it.

Irony. | Source

My Second Wind Is Returning, I Can Feel It

This exposition has served to rebuild my confidence yet again. I feel that you and I, together, will make me better and thereby improve your overall online experience within reasonable limits. Thank you for your patience as I circumnavigate these rocky shoals of online writing. Certainly it has been more difficult for you than it has been for me.

Take this handy poll so I don't feel so awful about myself


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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image


      3 years ago


      busted, I guess I shouldn't have signed the bottle. oops

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @bradmasterOCcal I thought that was you!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image


      3 years ago

      Sorry, I didn't notice, I have been writing and putting them in bottles, and throwing them in the Santa Ana River.


    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @aviannovice : Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to read any of my online stuff.

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Don't be so hard on yourself. I care nothing about opinions, even though the best part of them have been more than good. I write FOR me from the heart, and seriously, if you do the same, I think you'll be just fine. Now write me something that I can read.

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj : You are so nice!

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      3 years ago from south Florida

      Just continue being your lovable, literate self, nicomp, and don't give another thought to those cretins who know not what they right ... er, rite ... er, whatever. They wouldn't know a sentient sentence if it bit them on the a ... er, ankle!

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Jodah 72 : Great ideas! Thanks much for commenting. I wonder if the puffer fish would be insulted?

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey incomplete, well over 900 hubs..just that fact impresses me. The fact that you seem to write so randomly explains that but I am compelled to check out some more of your writing, especially the Joe the Internet Millionaire ones...I could do with some advice in that regard.

      There are a lot of sensitive people here especially when you take a stand one way or the other on politics..and you do risk being called unpalatable names like "troll" but I have not known you long or had to suffer that.

      Maybe it is your comments on others hubs that is the problem, for if they choose to read your hubs they enter at their own risk.

      I found this interesting and understandable and I too often write "off the cuff' so to speak about my feelings.

      I couldn't vote in your poll as I needed more choices. As for suggestions of what to write about. Well I believe in being as versatile as possible and as you included such a great image of a puffer fish and you are a student of politics, why not write a world first expose on why a puffer fish would make a better President than any of the current candidates in the US election race (or not). Just a thought, hope it helps. Cheers.


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