Last week I put up a thoughtful piece on a very popular television show. I promoted it on Facebook, hastagged it on Twitter, and flooded the search engine part of the post with every tag known that would apply to the show.
I got 1 like, 1 share. That works out to exactly 1/2 of a “who cares” per author hour.
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On the other hand, I did spend the weekend with the fine folks of the Athanatos Publishing Group. Very much fun, great authors, totally outside the conventional mold of Christian fiction. So we brainstormed, may have had adult beverages, toasted Athanatos Ministries (the home of the publishing house) and eaten at Fannie’s Supper Club in the heart of America’s Dairyland.
Most of all we talked. And brainstormed. And I will be taking a brief hiatus from my own work to participate in a group writing project next winter. Yes, time is already blocked out to undertake the work. It should be an excellent experience.
The blog, however, is not getting much love today. If you have any ideas on how I could get more readers, please put in a comment. I will not be handing out cash, so you can skip that right now.
Have a good week. Next week’s post will be a considerable improvement.
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