Blog 2647 – 01.27.2023
I began this blog almost eight years ago after attending a weekend Writers Workshop in Chicago for writers who wanted to be published. A book we were recommended called The Platform said since publishing houses seldom read unsolicited manuscripts writers were encouraged to submit a marketing plan with a brief synopsis of their work instead. Publishers are most interested in a return on their investment and need to be guaranteed there is an audience of at least ten thousand before they coincided publishing a new writer. The writer of The Platform suggested that one of the best ways to build such a platform, a following, and to also improve one’s writing skills was to write a daily blog.
I had written a little book called Emily, The Little Girl Who Sang Her Song To Anyone Who Came Along and wanted to publish it so that she would never be forgotten even after I have passed. After almost eight years of daily blogs I still have not achieved the ten thousand followers and have no publishers lining up to publish my little book, yet I believe I am a better writer and I know I am a better editor.
I have published over twenty-six hundred blogs and they are out there for anyone who wants to read them free of charge. Though I do not have a following of ten thousand I have a readership that is world wide and I have had many times more that ten thousand views. Hardly a day goes by that some kind reader clicks like to encourage me and I am the encouraging word guy.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope as I say in my daily mantra, “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in my sight O Lord my strength, my rock, and my redeemer.” May my written words be that too and an encouragement to any and all who read them, if so I have found my platform as my Emily did hers.
Your friend and fellow traveler,