I received an email yesterday from Jemma Clark, senior editor over at a new website, Videojug, whom is searching for a select group of writers and bloggers to become Founder Members on Videojug Pages. As she explains it, "Videojug is a powerful new self-publishing website that helps people with unique know-how & expertise (i.e. you) connect with our knowledge-hungry audience. I am searching for a select group of writers & bloggers to become Founder Members on Videojug Pages. I came across your blog - '(n) Flatline Thinking' - and was really impressed. I'd like to invite you to join our growing community of writers." She also wanted to entice me to join by offering a "coveted Founders Badge" to prove I was part of the organization. Of course, I didn't tell I already have the only one that matters.
As flattered, impressed, and awestruck as I am by all of this newfound attention, I don't have the heart to inform Ms. Clark that, for the success of her new website, I probably won't be joining her organization. Based on the readership of this published daily struggle, apparently (and rightly) there is no huge demand for knowledge of our efforts here at FTI. Our 2 faithful readers drop by periodically to trade verbal jabs with me and then are not tracked again for a couple of days. Additional extensive analysis has shown that the other handful of readers here are a result of a misdirected search engine query of individuals inquiring about the phrases "pocket-lint creations" and "blogs resembling fatal accidents".
Ms. Clark: I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. I hope you make a million dollars as you move forward. I hope you become the knowledge/resource site of the masses. I am just not sure if our contribution will push you to that level. We've contributed to 3 similar organizations in the past; none of them are still around. Something about lack of content.