No Accidents

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

American lawyer, politician, and 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was born on this day in 1882 (died 1945).

See, even FDR knew this years ago.

I’ve tried to tell people who get so upset when President Trump tweets something outrageous. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

Trust me on this. Next time it happens, go digging in the news and see what is being under reported while you

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were throwing a fit on Facebook.

So much of politics is about the message.

I mean look at the recent government shutdown. It was a matter of who could tweet faster. Was it #trumpshutdown or #schumershutdown?

If you couldn’t keep up, just wait until February 8 when they have to do this again because they’re not doing their jobs and passing a budget.

That’s the game I don’t want to play anymore.

Oh, I could. Trust me. I could.

I just don’t want to.

I’d like to live in a world where our politicians and our leaders were honest people trying to do the right thing.

I think many are when they first run for office and get elected. Then…something happens.

But, enough about that.

Unlike Washington, I’m working to get things done this year.

Here we are at almost the end of the month. What, if anything, have I accomplished?

I’m not going to run down a list. I’ve done some stuff. I’ve had some stuff delayed.

I’ve had to regroup a couple of times.

We’ve talked about this.

Planning our goals and our futures is far different than planning for something to play out in the political arena.

At the same time, don’t think that I’m not planning for the message that I want you to hear.

I readily admit that I’m no social media guru.

But, not to give away all my secrets, most days what I post isn’t random.

I’ve written about this before. I post to try to be funny, to draw a following.

Don’t get me wrong. One of the best things about Facebook is being connected to people I dearly love, but haven’t seen in person in forty years.

But I’m also here to build a following. To get readers to the blog. To get buyers to the CafePress and Zazzle shops.

There are something like 152 million blogs out there.

One hundred.

Fifty.

Two.

Million.

I’m not going to get a following just by being a great writer.

I’m not even sure I am a great writer.

I’m not fishing for compliments there. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t turn them down. But that’s not my point.

I know I’m a good writer. I know I can be better.

But I know that I have to do everything with a purpose, with a determination.

I’m working on it. I haven’t hit that magic formula.

I’ll keep trying.

After all, it’s all about Getting Things Done.


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