Or maybe Clint Eastwood
Back in 2011 I received this email:
Un real . You are over the top for a blog and I am blown away with all of the great stuff that you have on the site.
Are you getting funded properly? I want this to go viral.
You hit the heart of many people Jim. How can you take this Galactic?
Holy smokes, Dave! Thanks for the exceedingly kind words, and the permission to use your message in this post.
I have been basking in the glow ever since.
Dave is a business pal of mine from a previous life. He is a senior international executive with a major US based company. He was born and raised in Colombia and he knows I’ve been trying to learn Spanish. Hence his intro in the email.
He is a guy for whom I have great respect and coming from him such kind words carry much weight. I didn’t even know he was reading this stuff. That got me thinking.
One of the odd things about blogging is it’s like talking to yourself. I get some nice feedback in the comments occasionally but sometimes I wonder what, if any, readership it’s getting. Wordpress allows me to see how many people visit and what articles they click on. That number has been growing nicely. Those who choose to comment are a tiny minority. Of the others, I’m left to wonder if their reaction is like Dave’s or if they read a few lines and thought, “What a bozo!” before moving on.
Hopefully, more of you cast your vote with Dave. If so you might be interested in some of the answers to his questions:
The good news is that, while the costs have grown with the blog, it is now making enough money from the ads you see here to cover them. But remember, as I say in on the Disclaimer page:
“…most of these (ads) are automatically generated. They do not necessarily reflect my opinion or carry my recommendation. If you want to know what I think about any particular company or product, please use the search function. If I have written about it, you’ll find my unvarnished opinion in one of the posts.”
Converting some of this material into a book is a work in progress. The blog is a nice discipline to keep writing in a way I never would otherwise. Seems publishing a book has also gotten far easier, as this guy describes:
Finally, to Dave’s point, it would be great to see this blog it go viral! If you are willing to help….
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