I’ve copped a little bit of flak for the new blog title, and admittedly, I almost changed it to something a little more palatable. However, I’ve decided to live with it for a few months and see how it fits. In this post, I thought I’d tell you why I called my blog “The Shit I Know” instead of something less confronting like “My Writing Blog” or “I Write”.
Quite simply, I know shit. About lots of things. Useless shit, but still, I know it. And I talk it. A lot.
I compare it to my wife who saves up all the nails, screws, bits of wood and anything else we pull off the house when we renovate. She tells me she never knows when it will come in handy.
No different to the shit in my head.
The problem with knowing so much shit though, is my brain keeps it all locked up in a tiny corner of my memory, and only lets out little bits at a time when prompted by something totally unrelated.
Conversations are good to unlock the hidden shit in my head, but drinking is what really does it. I no longer drink as much as I used to, so less shit gets out, which means there’s still so much of it clogging up parts of my brain. That means less room to retain more shit.
I need to clear some of it out so I can cram more in. Why? Because I’m a writer and you never know when that useless shit can come in handy.
Anyway, long story short,I needed an outlet to get that shit out without getting drunk every weekend (though that would have been fun), and I thought what better way than my blog.
Plus, it means my wife doesn’t have to pretend she enjoys listening to my shit.
So there you go – that’s just a little about The Shit I Know.
What do you do with the shit in your head?