Tuesday, March 23, 2011
Tonight I sat in a packed theatre and watched a slam poetry show. I love slam poetry. I’m not rhythmically inclined enough to do it on my own, but I love to see it done. There is something about it, and I suppose art generally, that accesses the part of you that believes in possibilities.
It has now been about a month since I moved out here. I’ve tried to be honest in this blog sharing the highs and the lows and the funny and the unfunny of this whole chasing dreams experience. I think some of you feel invested in what I’m doing here. I hope me updating everyday has helped to solidify that feeling. Your feeling of investment comes back to me in the form of a feeling of support, which is actually really great.
So, I’ve had an idea.
I’ve been thinking, what if I could get enough people invested in what I’m doing, coming to the blog frequently, that I could actually convince a business to want to put ads on my site? I’m idealistic and everything, but I will sell out in a heartbeat for income. See, the chasing of the dream is great and all, it’s the financing of the dream that may actually be more important.
Already in a month, I’ve had about a third of the total views that I have had on my Mystery Hour blog, which I’ve had for 2 years. This blog gets pretty good traffic, and has to include people that I don’t know, which makes me think others could enjoy it.
So, for those of you reading that are thinking, “Hey, I’d like to help out,” I have a proposal (It does not involve money, although, if you’re willing I have a bigger idea that involves me purchasing an RV).
Will you simply spread this blog around to friends (or foes)?
I think other people could find it interesting. It involves chasing dreams, the entertainment industry, marriage, drama, comedy, dramedy, comerama. You know, universal things. I’m not a salesman, just an aspirer. However, I do have a beautiful Winnebago that I’d love to see me in.