More Than 1 Million People Have Made This Mistake

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I have a confession to make.

Fifteen minutes ago I was on the verge of writing the greatest post ever written. It was the kind of writing that would leave you breathless, amazed and filled with wonder.

And then the guy who lives above me turned on his vacuum and I lost my train of thought.

It might sound ridiculous to you, but if you ask my parents they will confirm that the vacuum is my personal Kryptonite. It doesn’t make me cry like it did when I was a baby, instead it makes me want to defenestrate the person using it.

Now I must also confess that I considered marching up to the 3rd floor so that I could take my neighbor and see if he could fly. Mind you it is 10:45 PM here in Texas and everyone knows that no jury here in Tarrant County would convict me for responding to such an ill mannered lout in this manner.

Heck, they might even applaud me.

If you Don’t Ask You Don’t Get

What the fella on the third floor doesn’t know is that if we were back in L.A. defenestration would be the least of his worries. It would be seen as a friendly gesture by one of the homies from the ghetto part of Encino. I didn’t grow up south of the boulevard with the rich kids, no sir.

My set hung out next to Balboa Park and in the really old days spent time at Boys Market and or Kiddyland. Been a few years since you found us riding those ponies.

And that my friends is the prelude to if you don’t ask, you don’t get. What that refers to is quite simple, in life when you want something you need to make a point to ask for it.

Now we can get metaphysical and talk about how the universe brings us what we want/ask for. My old nemesis/friend Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke of it:

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

I happen to like that quote quite a bit but I’ll add that things happen because we make them happen and now I am going to ask those of you who aren’t a member of my communities to join them.

Join me on Google+ and become a fan of my Facebook page because more than one million people have made the mistake of not yet doing so.

Why Should You Do This?

I am a different kind of blogger and certainly not for everyone and I am good with that. I haven’t ever focused on the low hanging fruit of blogging. I won’t always write about business and blogging. Won’t always write about social media.

Not bashing those who do, but there are millions of those kinds of blogs and the only way I know how to distinguish myself is to write to the beat of my drummer and he has no rhythm.

So sometimes you’ll find reviews of blog frameworks and discussions about pricing. Sometimes we’ll talk about the art of unfriending and run comments about how to break the rules of blogging.

But you’ll find personal tales in there too, like The Fryer in Fort Worth and how to write a Bar Mitzvah speech.

I won’t promise that every post will be a home run, spectacular or amazing, but I guarantee that more often than not they’ll be good and that if you become part of this community you’ll get something out of it.

Obviously it is your choice and I can guarantee that from time to time you’ll see posts like this appear again but that is because the blog continues to grow and new readers show up.

I am not saying the old ones aren’t important because you are, but in life sometimes you have to ask the same question multiple times and that is how it goes.

But if you choose not to join I do hope you will continue to visit.

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  2. Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes October 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Mary Stephenson I wish my mom had waited until I was 11. I still hate that noise. A mop for tile sounds much nicer.

  3. Mary Stephenson October 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Funny, you cried when they ran the vacuum cleaner!  Okay, by the time my mother got her first vacuum cleaner I had given up crying most days!  I think I might have been 11 when she unboxed her prized possession.  We had tile floor so a daily dry mop kept it pretty clean and so I guess it was considered a luxury. 
    As for you and your writing, yep, never know quite what you are going to write about.
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  4. Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes October 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

    RobBiesenbach Hi Rob. Got to have some fun with this blogging stuff, take it too seriously and it becomes dreadfully boring.

  5. Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes October 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

    RyanKBiddulph Thank you Ryan, I appreciate it.

  6. RobBiesenbach October 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Hilarious, Josh! “Join me on and become a fan of my because more than one million people have made the mistake of not yet doing so.”

  7. RyanKBiddulph October 15, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Hi Josh,
    I like your free flowing style. Follow your heart I say.
    Fun post 🙂

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