Purchased fame and it’s temperature
“You have to pay them to write for them?” a friend asked incredulously.
And i am happy to pay the $1/month to be part of this high profile website called ElephantJournal.com which edits my (oft sloppy) work and displays it for thousands to see. My first post just went up and it is a significant re-write Feb 22 blog post of my review of the movie Wanderlust
The reason it is a re-write is in part that EJ requires anything which is a reposting be at least 25% different from the original. Fair enough, they dont want you just simply reposting, they want their own added content. And my blog is often rushed and rough and for a somewhat insider audience. The EJ piece needs to talk to people who have never heard of me, or communes in the case of this article. Then on top of this the Cassandra Smith from the EJ staff reworked the piece. Sadly, she had to replace most of my copyright violation images with things EJ controls or knows the origin of. Tho i do quite like the garden residence image they choose at the top of the article, see below.
And i am looking for collaborative authors on any of these topics i cover, Nexus and i are working on a re-write of the Loony Left piece (which will likely be re-titled “How UFOs and Crop Circles endanger us.) Feel most welcome to suggest yourself or other writers you like on particular topics. Story tellers always welcome, i am hoping to get Caroline to write her cow rescues story one day, it made me cry.
Thousands of the 1%ers and their free market lackeys monitor the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the thermometer of their day, in a world where almost everyone likes it hot. Perhaps, because at one point i seemed destine for that world, i am strangely pleased my own personal obsession these days instead is with the hits on my blog. This silly yet strangely satisfying expanding digital representation of my global notoriety.
These days if i have made 200 unique hits by lunch or 400 by the days end, i am quite pleased (twice so far this week). A year ago it was 100 was a great day. Two years ago 400 hits was a monthly total. i am simultaneously ticketed and obsessed.
If you have clever suggestions on how to take my readership to the next level (other than fixing my terrible grammar and spelling which Abigail and others try to help with) please let me know.