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Tuesday Evening Ramblings

Okay, I recognize and acknowledge the importance of Twitter in today’s new media.  I recognize and acknowledge the importance of sites like Tumblr and Triberr for multiplying outreach.  I accept those realities.  But for the life of me, I can’t figure any of them out.  Literally, they make no sense.  Twitter  is too fast, too chaotic, and too random.  Triberr is just a glitch-filled labyrinth of dead-end links, and Tumblr is like another language with reverse syntax.  Trying to learn these tools makes me feel old and out of touch.

I just want to write my books and blog entries without all this hassle of marketing in the new media, but that’s not realistic if I ever want to be successful.  Somehow, I have to master these outlets, or if not master, at least become proficient with them in order to reach a broad spectrum.  Otherwise, I’ll never grow much beyond my current readership.  It’s a lot of extra time and energy that I’m not sure I have, but over the next month or so, I’m going to try to learn them.  If you hear a lot of cursing and swearing from my direction, you know why.

Please, let me also mention that the Ramblings crossed 20,000 views all time today.  I know that’s not a huge number and there are blogs that get that in a day, but it was a big milestone for me, one that I’m proud of achieving.  Thank you to everyone who reads my silly posts and provides comments.  I appreciate each and every one of you.  Hope everyone has a great night.