A near tragedy forced a rare occurrence: I lost a check and cleaned my desk trying to find it. Before we get to the collection of strange notes that unearthed, i’d be remiss if I did not get some self-serving marketing out of the way:
While making it, I discovered that Facebook is very helpful – nay pushy about tips to increase traffic to your page. The punchline for most of those tips is how you should spend money on ads, which should not have surprised me.
I also discovered Facebook provides more immediate and accessible metrics than any web-page I have used, including the WordPress back-end for this one.
“Being an immortal, indestructible calico cat does not make you a good storyteller.”
Wisdom from Matthew Howard, author of the Meteor Mags series, in which Patches, the above referenced cat, is a regular character.
I have a note about minds.com which seems to be a curated version of Google Plus.
On that same card I found ” Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion” with no context. (The link came up with a Google search). Its is “A blog by authors for authors (and would-be authors)”. Which the internet needs like another porn site, but good for them trying.
They are, I should note, an arm of the Meet-up of the same name, which I think I have joined, but I have never attended a meeting.
Another note reads Hiding places of God, which I assume to refer to The Hiding Places of God by John Cornwell, as it is the only search item for this phrase that is not scripture commentary, clearly insane or clearly insane scripture commentary.
Siddhartha also appears on that card. Let’s say it refers to the novel of the same name by Herman Hesse. Both novels deal with a search for the spiritual by the initially skeptical, and both books have also in common that I have not read either of them.
And now I can recycle those cards.
A search for octopus+toilet yields mostly toilet paper holders shaped like octopi.
Marketing tip for sellers of books and octopus toilet accessories: If you want random bloggers to repost your cover or product images (and you do) you have to present them as JPG’s – which should not be hard.
One more note: avocado pits are surprisingly bouncy.
Well, they are.
BTW: I found the check.
Now we know.