Dressed in my cozy old slippers--old ways--I found that I'd started to drift from my aim: to learn how to get down and dance on the Web. True, I'd learned a few cool tricks since starting: I'd got this blog's heart beating...I'd started to network on Facebook...I'd even tried out a free website and committed to getting my backlog into print as ebooks.
But today I shucked off the old slippers and asked: What am I still not doing? What do I need to do better? What new grooves do I have to train my old brain to get into?
Today my brain started to party. For starters, I took the plunge and connected this blog to Google-plus. Until today, visits here have ranged from one or two up to a high of 8. Today, within an hour of connecting with Google, there've been 9 visits. Inspired, I drew up a list of the books that I wrote in the Desert. I divided these into two camps: dark Christmas and crime thrillers. Question: How could I present these to readers as a single 'brand' from Reb MacRath? How could I clarify the 'Southern Scotch' tag that I've clung to for years? How could I tell readers what Southern Scotch can DO for them and how delicious bit tastes? And how could I hustle the hell out of the first ebook at a cost even I could afford?
Right. You guessed it. Reb MacRath, Southern Scot, wended his electro-footed way around the Web...and found a site for cool, cheap cards. But-but-but-but...could this old coot REALLY dance and design a card that was sooooo smokin' hot it would leave people screamin' to have one?
Excuse me while I boogie on. In a world where we're all hot for answers, the excitement begins with the questions: bigger and bolder and better. Getting back to Southern Scotch...what if I added this tagline:
Targan goolies, Dixie soul.
Let the new footwork acquire more dazzle, young Reb!
P.S. 7/1/13: Since this post was written, all-time visits to the blog are about 8000--with 1500 of those being in the past two months.
7/29/13: Total visits have soared to 10,000--with 2000 of those in the past month.