The best of times.
I had over 13,000 hits yesterday on my Twitter posts. Add to that, yesterday was the best day of the month for #blog posts read and you'd think I'd be happy.
What did it mean?
All of those figures prove only one thing to me. People will read almost anything if it's #free.
You know I'm right. How many times have you gone to an appointment and while you wait for your time, you have sat reading last months magazines because they are on the table?
The worst of times
It came as no shock to me. People regard me as a hack, a purveyor of worthless news, and stories. I sold over 600 e-books in under two years, but got no word of thanks. Only one of my selection of books has sold well.
Some people would say, people are reluctant to put their thanks on line. Personally, I don't go with that view, how long does it take to write a few words of thanks that could keep a writer going through hard times?
Do I have a reputation? I honestly don't think I have a rep these days. With no sales of my work, what have I to judge? My only criteria is the amount of readers of this blog. Thereby hangs my reputation - I write for #FREE in a futile attempt to convince myself people read my work because they find it interesting. When all the time, I know they read it because it's free.