Love Me! Praise Me! Reward Me!

You know, it’s all very well saying one should write for its own sake, for its intrinsic satisfaction, for the personal fulfilment of creative urges… but damn, it’s good to be recognised! To be praised, to even receive payment or gifts for one’s efforts! I mean don’t get me wrong, I do glean some intrinsic pleasure from putting words onto a screen or a piece of paper, for splurging a creative output into the ether, regardless of whether or not anyone ever sees it, notices it, comments upon it… but you can’t beat the warm egotistical glow you get when someone says, “That’s good, that is!”… or decides a piece of writing is good enough to get published in a magazine or whatever… or… the ultimate accolade… sends you a lovely free PS2 game! Which is another reason I’m sad at the demise of OPS2… 😦

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6 comments on “Love Me! Praise Me! Reward Me!

  1. Free to think, free to believe... says:

    Well – if you do wind up doing dangerous things like buy magazines about the dread PS2 then you should bear in mind the kind of risks you’re running…

  2. pepsoid says:

    “dread”??!! 😐

  3. Free to think, free to believe... says:

    Well ‘dread’ may have been too strong or used, perhaps, in an older sense of the word where it would imply power – if this box exerts no influence on you then it is simply a PS2 but if as your posts imply – you miss your old ‘companion’ then perhaps it is the right word…

  4. pepsoid says:

    Oh no, I have now replaced my PS2, Free, it is *O*PS2 (the mag) which I miss… the insight! The humour! The free games! The undeniable boost to my ego at seeing my name in print! Did I mention the free games…?

  5. Free to think, free to believe... says:

    Well that says everything about the PS2 being a ‘dread’

    Well name in print may tickle the ego but free games don’t pay rent – despite your obvious annoyance at being ‘got at’ about your ‘writing career’ – how important was it to see your name in print?

  6. pepsoid says:

    No, free games just kept me in free games! Still, they’re so cheap nowadays that it’s kind of neither here nor there…

    And I’ve decided all things happen as they are meant to, and all that, and it’s time to move into a different writing “phase”… whatever that may be! 🙂

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