I have officially arrived on the blogging scene!
I’ve been checking my spam filter, which I will give wordpress.com kudos for its accuracy, and with that filter I have finally broken the 100 blocked spam milestone. Yeah, that’s right. As of today, the filter has blocked 101 spam messages from appearing on the blog. That means more than 100 times someone (or more likely, some bot) has tried to post a message and they were denied! 62 of them this month alone.
Can you dig it?
Yeah! Now my blog’s important! I’m up there!
Speaking of the blog, as I have been floundering around trying to garner an identity for this place, I have been slowly coming up with more and more ideas as to how I’m going to build my “platform”. You know, that “idea/identity” I use to build an audience and then in turn try to market my stories to. Yeah, that platform.
Sorry, I get cynical about these things. I guess it’s because I’m a lousy salesman. I feel weird trying to gather up an audience and saying, “Hey! Maybe you’ll like this or that info. And, by the way, this is totally unrelated, but now that you know I’m not such a bad guy, buy my ebook! When it comes out, it’ll only be 99 cents.”
Okay, I can’t argue with the price. It’s tough to beat something that costs a dollar. I can’t see anyone complaining about a 99 cent book, but I guess some do. Do these same people complain about stuff they get at the dollar store? I wonder.