I’m no longer writing a newsletter. Did anybody notice? If they did, they didn’t tell me. Getting any attention on the internet is becoming more and more difficult. You need to have a gimmick or something that gets the attention of masses of people.

I feel the same way about my writing. Years ago, the only books out there were the ones that were bought by the big publishing houses. You usually recognized the author when it made its way to the book shelves in stores. But things have really changed. Today, with self-publishing, anyone, and I mean anyone can get their book out there, or at least on Amazon. I recently met someone who, when I told her I was an author, shared with me that her 12-year-old granddaughter had her book on Amazon. I think she was trying to impress, as if that was a feat worthy only of the best writers around. I should have mentioned that anyone, and I mean anyone, who has written a book is on Amazon. Not the biggest accomplishment. Now if she told me her 12-year-old granddaughter had published a book with Simon and Schuster, then yes, I would be impressed. I would also want a contact name at S&S.

So, to save myself lots of time each month, bi-month, or quarter, I decided to, once again, put the newsletter on the back-burner. Instead, I’m blogging, which I did anyway but not as often since I was also writing the newsletter. Now, I’m trying my best to blog at least twice a month. I wonder if anyone will notice.

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