Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A What Off Spree From The Insecurity Tree!


 Here we are.
Insecurities near and far.
Well maybe not near.
I'm too crazy a rhyming rear.

With What Off month too.
What can come due?
Oh, it's an easy spree.
Just follow little old me.

Want it gone?
Such a con?
Send it away.
With a What Off day.

What's that?
Follow the cat.
Whoop, said that.
Listen to the cat.

What if + rip off.
Now don't scoff.
Not some remake.
Or a love fling to partake.

Nope, a What Off it is.
Beats all in the biz.
Easy as can be.
You still following me?

It was bad.
Can't get done at my pad.
Bad review was had.
Blah, blah I'm sad.

That was the rip.
The rip of the trip.
Now time for the what.
The what if of the rut.

Bad is good.
Improve at your hood.
Can't get it done?
Little by little equals a ton.

Bad review?
Even the richest authors get them too.
Sad at your sea?
At least no one pissed on thee.

And now you have the What Off. Drink from the What Off trough. No need to rip off this or that when insecurity comes up to bat. Give a what if and maybe some roses a sniff. And it's always good not to be pissed on like grass. That's just the What Off advice from my little rhyming ass.

Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

93 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Despite late by 6 minutes
      Can well still make it
      Now 3 times in a row
      And of more even flow

      Hank

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    2. Got on in
      Even with a late spin

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  2. Excellent write Pat, I do look forward to reading your verses....makes my day.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Glad they are grand
      Here in my land

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  3. Insecurities abound
    When What Off is around
    Today's another day
    Be sure to have your say

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    1. The cat shall let it flow
      With many posts in a row

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  4. A What Off Spree From The Insecurity Tree!
    Setting up a one What Off thing to be free
    What a rip off
    None too soft
    To be too relaxed set against insecurity

    Hank

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    1. Relaxing sure isn't taxing
      As long as one isn't too laxing

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  5. Yep, you can always learn something from a bad review if it's constructive criticism rather than a mere troll.

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    1. Trolls can bite me
      And suck on cat pee

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  6. That last line always keeps me going. Even the most famous writers get their bad reviews. I'm not even sure writers should read reviews anyway.

    Teresa

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    1. Yeah, a lot of it is meh indeed
      Give them a glance and that's about it at ones feed

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  7. Something happens when you hit a certain age and insecurites just go right out the door. I think it could be you learn they're really not important because nobody is perfect, period.

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    1. Yeah, that could sure be it
      As I no longer give a umm shit lol

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  8. Reviews are subjective
    And should be taken light
    Otherwise you may end up
    Awake for the rest of the night.

    Betty

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    1. That you might
      As many of all kinds take flight

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  9. My motto: If Norah Roberts or Stephen King can get a 1 on a review, I can deal with a 1 too....though I'd rather not. grin.

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    1. lol yep, easy as can be
      As they get a few at their sea

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  10. "Little by little equals a ton." I love that! So true.

    I agree with Sandra's comment. It's a great perspective, but we still dread those 1 star reviews.

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    1. Yeah, each little bit
      Meh they come with it

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  11. When someone gives me a bad review, I remind myself it's their opinion and not the end of the world. No, I don't like it, but some things are out of my hands.

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    1. Yep, each has their own
      Some sure like to drone

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  12. No one likes a bad review but you can't please everyone!

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    1. Nope, not a chance
      Try and you fail that stance

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  13. They're part of the deal. I've had people tell me they can't even read my book because some of the character tell lies. Gee whiz.

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    1. lol I've had a few like that
      But meh says the cat

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  14. They're part of the deal. I've had people tell me they can't even read my book because some of the character tell lies. Gee whiz.

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  15. i guess everyone is entitled to their own wrong opinion MOL!

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    1. lol that they are indeed
      As many take seed

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  16. My favorite worse review was when someone complained because my romance book had romance in it and they didn't like romances. Duh!

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    1. lmao dunce award goes to
      Probably a few

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  17. A thick skin is something every writer needs to grow.
    Definitely present at your show!

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    1. Got it with ease
      Can handle the breeze

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  18. So much is timing
    Or perhaps you stink
    But edit again and send
    Success and you're in the pink


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    1. Keep on a trying
      Or just get better at lying

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  19. Everybody has an opinion. You can't let the bad reviews get you down. Focus on the good ones.

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  20. You aren't ever going to be everybody's cup of tea. Bad reviews are always going to come due. I agree with Rosey. The older you get, the less you just don't care what anyone else thinks.

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    1. That is the way
      The less I sure care at my bay

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  21. i think that learning to live rejection,
    but not take it as an obsession
    the road is longer than one might think
    if you dont give up and fall into drink.

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    1. Drunks near and far
      At many a bar
      If all gave up
      And filled their cup

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  22. Bad reviews are just mean. I think people should be honest, but not rude. If you hate something, just don't write a review! :)

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    1. Yeah, being rude as can be is dumb
      But some like to talk out their bum

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  23. Know that you're great
    and you'll be fine
    The cat proves that
    every time.

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    1. Glad a prove I can do
      Here at my zoo

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  24. There is despair,
    Here at my lair,
    It's cause?
    The thought of copying other's flaws.

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    1. Bah, flaws shall show
      No matter what one gives a go

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  25. With so few reviews at my bay
    at least I'm not sad all day
    not much for them to say
    I don't need to tell them to go away
    I'll just wait for more so I can shout hooray!

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    1. haha hopefully a few more trickle in
      And they are all a win

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  26. orlin N cassie...de food servizz gurlz dad all wayz said itz better ta bee pizzed off; then pizzed on ~ ☺☺

    ♥♥♥

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    1. That it surely is
      especially with cats doing their biz

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  27. Reviews are strange. Not everyone is going to like everything they read, buy or eat. That's just the way it is.

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    1. Nope, never going to happen
      Always good and bad rappin

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  28. If no one complains or says its bad, then something's wrong and we've been had. (Can't please everyone! :) )

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    1. Nope, never will
      No matter what foots the bill

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  29. Everyone takes bad reviews fairly well

    except fans of Suicide Squad

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    1. lol they are up in arms
      As the reviews say it has little charms

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  30. My OCD
    Can't say that phrase, you see.
    My mind doesn't like it.
    Like gnome gives you fits.

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    1. haha a reverse curse
      What could be worse

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  31. Everyone gets bad reviews but me
    None in print as far as I can see :(

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  32. Great post
    From the host
    Better stop
    Before I flop

    Entaintin to the last

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  33. What if I am really having a bad day
    and the sky is cloudy and grey?

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  34. What if always better than
    what the, in second hand
    we try all, we do that,
    so doing something new
    good adventure in hat.

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    1. Good one to come due
      With a what if crew

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  35. "Little by little equals a ton." I love it.

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    1. Glad it was grand
      As that came in hand

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  36. That's how you should handle bad review and criticisms.

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  37. Bad reviews? Such sad news
    On the upside, the weekend is near
    grab a chair and have a beer.

    VR Barkowski

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    1. Easy to ignore
      Keeping on at ones shore

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  38. Some greats had a bad review or two.
    Your attitude is how all should view
    Their world and their books.
    just say Pffft like you said
    And wish those sad feelings drop dead.

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    1. That is a much better way
      beats dwelling on it any old day

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    1. Can't take it no more
      At my old zoo shore

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    2. But you liked one
      Only helping their run

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  40. A bad review can ruin your day.
    But in the end it makes you tougher and more determined to win the day!
    Watching the political fight going on, I've realized that some folks just don't want to be happy. Their blood flows when it unrest, violence, and hate that's spewed!
    But we do have to keep fighting the good fight! Even when all we really want is to take flight! :)

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    1. That we do
      No matter what is in view
      Just keep on keepin on
      Bringing about a new dawn

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  41. Bad is good
    good is bad
    confusing as hell
    ring the bell!

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  42. Drinking from the What Off trough
    Can be kinda skanky
    Never know who's been playing
    The game hanky panky

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    1. Unless it was you
      Then drink away at your zoo lol

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  43. There are many talented authors who get bad reviews. I think it's best not to take negativity in this area personally.

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    1. Yeah, can't do that
      Or you'll be squashed flat

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