WORDSLINGER UPDATE - 2/2/09
Posted: Mon, Feb 2 2009 - 18:18 PM
Greetings, all. Just a brief update to let you know what's happening.
I've been a bit lax of late in posting, but only because ...
A few weeks ago I was hired by Examiner.com, an online newspaper owned by media mogul Phillip Anshutz, to write for their Arts & Entertainment department. My official title is Celebrity Profile Examiner -- I write up celebrity bios exclusively for the site so that the other Examiners can link to me instead of Wikipedia or IMDB. You can view my main page by clicking HERE. Don't be afraid to look around at my archival biographies -- I get paid every time you do!
This should keep me extremely busy, give me (and this humble site) some mass-exposure, and hopefully generate enough income for me to continue doing what I love. I actually hope it will do a heckuva lot more than that, but ... just keepin' it real.
Anyhoo -- The Wordslinger celebrated its one year anniversary last month, and we are closing in on 30,000 visitors. Not bad for a new site with no promotion behind it. After a slow holiday season, visits are picking up again, and I expect the live-link to this site from MY BIO on Examiner will do nothing but throw fuel on the fire. The 1000-per-week visitors I have been getting are about to grow exponentially (Examiner gets over a million-per-month).
Those interested in advertising on this site are encouraged to contact me.
As for the novel ... well, I'm still praying that it gets into the right pair of hands. Perhaps this new exposure will lead to that very thing. The internet is changing everything -- especially in the world of publishing. I don't know what that means, or where it is going, but my faith tells me to not worry about it and trust that things will work out the way they are supposed to. Be it far from me to spend my time ... hmm, what's the word? Oh, yeah, brooding about it. I am seriously considering just throwing Part 1 of the book into chapter-specific posts on this site and seeing what kind of interest I can stir up. Over 70 of you have voted in the affirmative on the poll to the right of this page. It wouldn't take much to push me on that decision (hint: leave a comment).
As always, and until next time: Don't take any shit from anybody!