Paulelmo's Blog

Where the Rubber Meets the Road–A Blog Update

This is the point where the rubber meets the road where this blog is concerned. I’ve printed and handed out business cards, and I’ve contacted everyone I know through text and email, so I am out of options when it comes to contacting large numbers of people. The efforts I’ve made have certainly paid off; I’ve had in the neighborhood of 275 visitors since I passed out the cards early last month, and those visitors have read various writings of mine about 1000 times.

Humble though these numbers are, it is the most my writing has been read in the 24 years that I’ve been focused on being a working writer, so, it’s progress.

Having exhausted my means to generate sizable numbers of potential readers, however, the numbers are settling back down. I have the faithful few who come every few days or so, but, despite how excited some people thought they were when they learned of my efforts, out of sight proves out of mind in most cases.

That means I’m now getting to the point where I just have to keep it up for the sake of keeping it up and just continue with the hopes that it will catch on with time.

I recall seeing the humorist Sarah Vowel on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart a few years back, and she was talking something about how she used to gauge her success on her friends’ reception of her writing, only to realize later that her friends didn’t read much. That helps me. When it comes down to it, there are billions of people on this planet, and I know so few of them. Thus, I’m just going to keep on rolling with the hopes of reaching as many of those that I don’t know as possible.

If you’re reading this, I’d appreciate any help you can offer.

Thanks for being here. Much love and many prayers.

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