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Thursday, March 31, 2011

10,000 Hits

I was talking to my agent, Michele, yesterday, and she reassured me that we hadn't "tapped out" yet with publishers for the memoir.  She went on to tell me stories of her greatest successes (in the face of seeming failure), and one involved a woman, who started a blog, and got some a lot of people to follow.

I said, "Well, I've been averaging close to 1,000 hits a week."

"That's good," she said, "especially for a blog just started.  But this woman was getting like 10,000 - 20,000 hits a week.  We eventually had publishers lining up, even though I don't think she wrote as well as you, because publishers could see her marketing platform translated to guaranteed sales."

I felt like a little boy again, like when I drove by Tracy Bartlett's house on my Huffy and her douche bag boyfriend was picking her up in his Fiero.

10,000 is a lot of hits.  I sent out an impassioned plea on Facebook yesterday for advice, of which I received a great deal of good advice.  But the best probably came from Duane.  Who said, "Um, before you can shoot for 10,000 hits a day, don't you need 10,000 hits?  Like, total?"

Yesterday we stood at 6,400.

So, yeah, Duane, probably shooting a little high.  But there is a reason people like me shoot so high.  On the surface, it may look like it's because I am ambitious, pro-active, want to succeed.  But that's not the truth.  The truth is, I set my sights so high, not in the hopes that I will attain these lofty goals, but rather I do so knowing already knowing that I will fail.  Which will give me an excuse to hate myself. Which is what I do best.  Besides being in love with myself.

Like they say in AA: the piece of shit at the center of the universe.

Only I don't do AA.  I fucking hate those meetings.

10 Comments:

At March 31, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Blogger DSobczak said...

Joe, I was just being a smart ass I was not reading anything in to your desperate plea. It just so happened that as a coincedence I noticed the counter yesterday. It was most likely because I have yet to recieve my free goat which was my reward for your last plea to reach 4000 hits.

Anyway, I have been hooked for awhile and will continue to read anything you post (as long as it isn't heavy on the politics) as I find it very entertaining.

 
At March 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Joe Clifford said...

You got it, Duane (no [more] politics)!

PS They returned the goat, BTW. Insufficient postage. And of course the damn thing was dead on top of it. Soon as I steal...er, I mean, breed another one, he/she/it's on the way!

 
At March 31, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Blogger kahlil said...

Keep on watering it and it will grow..

 
At March 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Soybean said...

I was waiting for a Rocky Balboa reference but you've already done that in the past (What did you say to the kid?). I like goats, too. Btw, isn't a kid just a baby goat? Hang in there...

 
At March 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Joe Clifford said...

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At March 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Joe Clifford said...

But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.

We're gonna keep on moving, Jimmy...

 
At March 31, 2011 at 5:03 PM , Blogger shit for fuckheads: said...

the hits will come, do not fret or sweat it... just keep doing what yer doing. damn the rest to hell!

 
At April 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Justine said...

Also note that Vampire Love is still your most popular post. LOL

 
At June 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger THUNDERCAT said...

Don't worry about the traffic dude. One day you'll hit the SEO jackpot and be pimped out all over the web. Good writing+luck of the draw= hits...sometimes.

 
At June 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Joe Clifford said...

Thanks, Thundercat!

 

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