“I have had no professional training…” – William Hung, 2004 Contestant of “American Idol”
What makes William Hung so endearing is his unblinking disillusionment or otherwise disconnection, by default or design, from society’s view of him.
Over the past decade, I have created several blogs with unsuccessful follow-thru, and I realize now why I was afraid to commit: I was scared.
What if I fail miserably because I have had no professional training and am disillusioned by what I think the world wants? What if I let my audience down because I do not execute perfectly orchestrated, eloquent performances? What if my subject is too intense, my language too simple, my grammar too ungrammaticable?
What if I come across as too negative (the only times I was inspired to write were when I was pissed off), too vain (after all, who cares what I think?), or shamefully ignorant to what everyone in the world OBVIOUSLY knows, that I, as a blogger, should be a reliable source of?
What if they hate me for ending my sentences in prepositions?
Although William wasn’t textbook talented, polished, or in any conventional standards, a magnetic force, he was simply being himself without harming anyone, enjoying what he did with reckless abandonment, and therefore getting the point.
I’m not William Hung. He’s a tough act to follow. I know what you’re thinking.
What can I expect from someone who quotes William Hung?
That she will give it her best and have no regrets. You can quote me on that. 😉