The moment you begin to second-guess your confidence only in the suspicion that someone might wrongly perceive it as arrogance, you've already lost. I don't care how falsified or unfounded your confidence may be. Raise that shit like a flag, and do it with a newly defined dignity. Even if you fall at the end, you could at least say you lived most of your days with the intent to be the shit, as opposed to most others who only wake up to make fun of people who want to be the shit. Be the shit, man.
But most importantly, do it quietly.
I've made a huge mistake making fun of SEO "experts."
Since then, I've been getting slammed with emails from said "experts" who want to "optimize" my "site" for "optimal page rank" and "relevancy" to "hot keywords" that will consequentially make it "profitable."
Dear SEO hacks,
This blog has been around for over 8 years. In its prime, it got an astounding 4 (FOUR!) advertising offers. I declined them.
Why? Because this blog isn't about making money. This blog isn't even about audience (SORRY GUYS, IT'S TRUE). This blog is a public diary about a lot of things that don't warrant as much emotion or time that's put into it. It's a self-involved documentation of the contradictions that come with tragedy, benefit, and a questionable/unconfirmed acute depression. That should be obvious, you know.
Oh, and about music.
More on that tomorrow. I have to get back to work. Shit's getting NAASSSTYYY, SON.