Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I'm feeling exactly this way tonight. I have this silly wish to post every single day - it's all the more compulsive because I have actually not missed a day since I started (in January) but I know it doesn't matter to anybody else. Just remember: you're doing this because you WANTED to, right? Nobody makes us do this. Take heart! It will feel good again!


Yeah, that's one of the main reasons why I don't blog. It seems like it could become obsessive. But on the flip side, if people put their favorite blogs on an aggregrator they'll know if you have new posts without having to check your blog frequently.

If you're not enjoying what you're doing, it likely isn't your best work and likely isn't the best thing for your well-being either. But your posts have been cool; don't drive yourself crazy: this is supposed to be fun.

I don't see any harm in posting light blogging for a specificed period of time. Your audience won't just die, and you might get the respite you need. Sometimes just knowing you can take a break is a relief in and of itself.


It IS fun . . . so you don't realize it is draining you.


Amba, -- I have no idea why everyone feels a need to post daily. There are hundreds of worthwhile blogs; I'm sure most fans of most blogs show up infrequently and irregularly. Also, you're an AUTHOR for Godsake. Your blog entries should help you think through -- or even be rough drafts of -- material for your next book. If your entries served such a primarily internal purpose, then you wouldn't feel driven by the blogosphere. You'd be in the driver's seat!


I think you're perfect, amba. i come here because of you, whether you put makeup on for us or not. Maybe 'cause I'm common, I don't mind the shorter reach. You try, every day, to make sense of the senseless. i admire that immensely.

Donna B.

I'm not talented, I'm not a professional writer, but I understand in my gut exactly what you mean.

Succubus... yeah.


Me sis:

Write on!

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