|magnifying the audience|
So how does one build up an audience? I am reading suggestions on this very issue and considering some of them. Some I have already done. This blog is one example, my Goodreads account another. I read other blogs, but so far have not participated in any. Well, that is not quite true. I read one blog on which I felt good about posting a comment of my own. So I wrote my little comment, checked its spelling and other qualities wanting to be properly dressed for my debut post and then sent it on its way. I glanced up to the top of the blog wondering if anyone would comment on my comment. That's when I realized the post I had read and found so intriguing was two years old. Would the blog owner even notice? And if he did, would he laugh. "Silly poster, that conversation is way out of date."
Well, I just heard someone chuckle way in the back. Not sure they thought my story was humorous, but at least they felt relaxed enough to enjoy themselves. So my phantom audience, adieu for now.