Many weeks have passed since I wrote here last. Deciding upon a topic has become hard for some reason. Not that I have covered all possible topics. No, the reason is more evident as time goes on, no one reads my blog. And how do I get regular readers? It’s much like how do I get buyers for my books. Selling my work or selling myself isn’t a skill set that I have.
This blog costs me money. I have an annual fee; don’t remember how much it is, but it will come to my attention when the time to pay is here. Then I wonder why I do it. Well, it’s a website. Fun to have one. I guess there is some kind of importance attached to it, though all one has to do is put it up and pay the fee, and there you are, important. The real purpose is to contact people and share your life with them. That’s the problem for me. Contact.
I need to take the time to add to it so things are new and fresh. That involves knowing how to add things, to know how to deal with Microsoft and it’s many tricky rules. I paid for someone to design and fill this website. Now, I need to learn how to do it myself. I have new paintings to upload. Maybe I could add a Rufus story every month to let people (my non exisistant public), see the books. Then maybe they might order one.
This brings to mind the angst I suffer as I try to turn my ebook publications of my ten Rufus stories into physical hard backs. I have almost given up when I discovered I must change the margins. One page tells me how to do it but then, in it comes problems that I must research. Now I have two pages of directions. I print them out so I can see what they are as I attempt to make the corrections. I almost gave up the other day; it is all so difficult and complicated.
Before I leave this earth I want to see my stories in hard cover. I don’t have enough funds to pay a publisher for all of them. The original book, “A Family of Geese,” cost about $3200. I don’t have $30,000 lying around to use to publish the remaining ten.
Maybe I could have a fundraiser? Any suggestions?