The latest statistics I can find estimate that between personal websites and social media, there are about 20 million blogs on the Interwebz.
Roughly translated there are 19,999,999 other bloggers vying for your attention.
Do not underestimate how much I appreciate your stopping by.
So, you see my dilemma.
How do I get my share of the estimated 128 million blog readers?
I mean, I’m not greedy. I’d be happy with a few hundred thousand.
Or a thousand.
Or a few hundred.
I realize that I will likely never be one of those big-name bloggers. Maybe if I’d worked harder some seventeen years ago when I first started this journey. Or if I’d become the expert that everyone wants to follow.
But really, it’s okay.
What I want from writing is a sustainable income. If that means I have to write essays about dentistry, or septic systems, or insurance policy, I can do that. It’s not my preference, but I can do that.
In fact, I have done that.
What I’d prefer is to write this blog, write my novels, write my scripts and make all the money I need from that.
The tricky part is, in a world of 20 million bloggers, how do I find my audience?
I know, I know. Social media. SEO. And now I apparently need videos.
But c’mon. Out of 128 million people can’t I just find the people who would come here for the brilliant life philosophy and rapier wit?
We’ll keep working at it. In the meantime, I’ve got writing to do.
In other news, American singer and actor, Frankie Valli, was born on this day in 1934. This song takes me back to high school and brings back memories of my first “real” stage performance in the chorus of Anything Goes. And it brings back memories of fun with my castmates Mike and Nancy who left us far too soon.