Cool Cave Cliff-top Edge Collapsing Village Suffolk 15th October 2019
Dear Mr Mark Twain,
Just read your advice about writing ‘without pay until somebody offers to pay’.
This is all very well, Mark, and this is exactly what I’ve been doing, and am still doing – inadvertently following your advice to a tee! Here I am, everyday publishing poems – some savvy but, more often, savvy – and, every few minutes, checking my stats! And how many viewers have I stacked up today? Just wait for it …
And out of those nineteen people, if indeed they are even real people (rather than pre-programmed site icons), who is going to offer to pay me? Not one single one of them! Today, I can’t even boast to have made a 40p commission from book sales for Waterstones. Sure, my followers (I have just a few) have liked my book reviews and, a week or so ago, someone even bought one of my recommended books but, my Mr Twain, there’s just one little issue here!
One little-very-BIG ISSUE!
It cost me an unbelievable £41 on a Twitter advertising campaign to achieve this 40p! Add into the equation, my monthly WordPress account outgoings, and then tell me, Mark: What exactly is going on here? Perhaps in your day, Mr Twain, it was possible to write without pay. But, in my day, in this day, I am paying myself to write!
Jay Cool XXxxxx….
P.S. And, before you go underground again, take a Sabbatical, get up to date on some modern technology, and get stuck into this reading material: