I have blogged now for a month. Three things are obvious: dogs get the greatest response, friends do not have staying power, and time is the hardest constraint. I have thus resolved to do the following:
1. Write about my dog at least once a week — and other animals too if possible
2. Tie everything I write about my dog (and other animals — see pelican below) to promoting my book in some way. This has proved hard with the pelican.
3. Abandon trying to get my friends to start the word of mouth necessary to get people I don’t know to read my book. They mean well but it’s just not happening folks
4. Start writing about football — it’s a love I share with billions of people, and some of them even read books. There are not many games during the summer so I have to keep my interest alive — and who knows, my next book might be set inside the world of football – I’ve been inside that fortress in Switzerland known as the home of FIFA and have even met Mr. Blatter — I have credentials.
Let’s see what the next month brings.
ps. This is the link to the book if anyone wants to download it. There are no pelicans in this one but it’s a great summer read — I will have to say that myself as others haven’t quite picked up on it yet!