Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience In high school, I had a teacher that always told us, “Know your audience.”  Most times, I act like I couldn’t give a damn about my audience, but I find that’s really not the case.  While I don’t write solely for my audience – this piece, for example, is far more for […]

Just Another Victim of Toilet Bowl Syndrome

I had a dream last night where a man came to me and insulted what I write. Told me it’s bullshit because it’s not really how I feel. That’s bullshit, I told him.  I write exactly how I feel.  One of the things that writers have the ability to do is genuinely communicate what they […]

“Why Does jsphfrtz’s Writing Look So Weird?”

Most people will agree that I’m a good writer; at the same time, some of what I’ve written on jsphfrtz.com in recent months might look odd.  Like my most recent post about “Taiwan Western Union.”  I assume my readers are not fools: they know there is no such thing as “Taiwan Western Union.”  So why […]

A Joseph Fritz Original Quote – A Vast Amount of Words

The amount of words I’ve written is nothing compared to the amount that I’ve erased.

Trying to Better Understand SEO as it Relates to My Content

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I do a lot of compiling/analysis of data.  Usually, it’s not directly related to me, personally: today, it is. I have my blog, which you’re reading, as well as my YouTube Channel.  Feel free to check it out. My blog has been active since May of 2011, but […]

I Need To Write Every Day

I’m going to try to start doing that more, like I did in college. Back then, I was impressed when I would pound out 8000 words in an all-nighter.  Now, I can do 2000 words an hour without breaking a sweat. So, why don’t I write more? As I age, am I becoming more jaded? […]

This Blog Is Disgusting

This blog has been operational for about a year.  Last spring, I decided to put all my old work on here, for people to read – everything from when I was in high school up until my late 20s.  I put a lot of academic writing on there and a lot of personal writing from […]

jsphfrtz’s Guide to Writing Gooder

I think when people are forced to write, they often don’t do it well. I believe people can write in a very “tunnel-vision” manner when they are very focused on their writing, and quality suffers for the sake of content. I hate writing poorly, but sometimes, I can’t avoid but to appear to write badly. […]

I Should Know My Self By Now

But, don’t get me wrong.  I know.  At least, I think I know better than most.  I’ve spent most of my life in existential exploration and what is true for me now is as true for me as it has ever been: All knowledge is self-knowledge. Anything we think about the world or about anything, […]

I Just Smoked A Cigar on the Balcony

I don’t understand this world that I live in. Which, I guess, doesn’t really say much.  I’ve never really understood this world I live in and I don’t think many other people do, either.  Those that do write books or become entrepreneurs or politicians.  Me?  I’m still stuck in the “figuring it out” phase of my life. […]

An Explanation of This Blog

I’ve been writing for many years, but up until recently, I never had a place to put my writings, beyond handing them off to friends.  About two months ago, I decided that I wanted to share what I had written over the last decade with everyone. Much of what I write is considered “stream of consciousness” or […]

Where Text Is – Written May 1, 2003

Text theory, to an individual, is the ability to think about text. I understand text, in it plainest form, to be anything physical that is interpreted by an individual as having significance. In other words, anything that is intercepted and interpreted through acoustics, sight, touch, taste, or smell is potential text. The real dependent factor […]

The Arrogance of a Young Writer – Written March 25, 2003

First they point, then they laugh, then they fight you, then you win. – Gandhi First, I want to make it very clear that I am above you. So far above you, in fact, that you can barely see me; when you do you jeer at me because you’re scared of what I can do […]

Why I Hate My Audience – Written February 3, 2003

Almost two months ago, I found myself writing a piece very similar to this one. At the time, I was frustrated with the mixed vibes that I was receiving about my writings, and decided to write about how I just wanted to get my ideas out and “enlighten” people. Recently, a work of mine made […]

Why I Write – Written November 11, 2002

I was once assigned a paper by a professor of mine, Mr. Gaspeny. This would have been no problem except that he said the paper required a title. I loathe titles – nothing that I write ever initially has a title. When I told Mr. Gaspeny said I don’t “do titles,” he said, “Well…the High […]