Is there anyone out there reading this? Anyone at all?
All right. Still not my first unique visitor.
I guess what is frustrating is that I appear to be doing everything right. Everything!
I have done the following things to get my first reader, or, better yet, many readers. Having studied other successful blogs, I have come to conclusion that that the following are ways to be a successful blogger:
1. Don't write anything of substance. I have done that.
2. Engage Mickey Kaus in some way. I have done that as well. It is only a matter of time before he links to me. Or someone like Ana Marie Cox will.
3. Write for the American Prospect, and not like Robert Kuttner. Two of the most successful bloggers today-- Joshua Micah Marshall and Ana Marie Cox are former Prospect writers and edtors. I am not admitting or confirming by the way that I ever wrote for the Prospect. But if I haven't already, I will, so I can stop and then become a famous blogger like Josh Marshall or Ana Marie.
4. Create buzz by utilizing a stupid pet trick. It worked for Joe Klein. Would Primary Colors have sold more than 10,000 copies if everyone knew the author was Joe Klein? Probably not.
Therefore, I am going to create enough buzz to obtain my first unique visitor because I am writing my blog anonymously-- for now, at least.
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