Friday, December 27, 2019

Subscribe ~ Free Gift!

And no fine print.
I don't necessarily mind talking to myself, but it's much more fun to engage with people, especially when it comes to music. A year or so ago I was a week late in renewing my Blogger account. You know how it is; emails pile up in your inbox and it's all so overwhelming, you decide to just ignore them and hope they'll evaporate. When I finally dove in to deal with those pesky nags, I found I had lost my blog account completely. I tried contacting Google (which has customer service almost as wretched as Roku). After being led in dizzying circles, I despondently surrendered and created a new blog. Ten years of blog posts lost to the ether. I'd had followers, too; followers who actually left comments. I loved it. Naturally my followers could never find me again.

I now have some followers, yes, but I suspect 99.7% of them are not actual people. Clue #1 is that none of them are seemingly capable of speaking. Occasionally I'll receive a comment something like this:  "Thank for your post. I receive beam roasted mitten crowd." And, no, I don't chalk that up to an unfamiliarity with the English language. Any language, sure.

So, I'm asking (nay, begging) for followers. And to sweeten the deal, I'm offering this:


  • A free e-book from my friend April Tompkins (she's generous that way because I designed her website)

 I know I said there was no fine print, but I have two or three (really simple) requirements:

  • Once you click the "follow" button, leave a comment on one of my posts so I know you're really here. I do moderate comments, so if you don't see it right away, don't be alarmed.
  • Alternately, fill out the contact form to the right.
  • You must be an actual person; not a bot. I draw the line at rewarding artificial intelligence, mainly because they're self-centered and ungrateful.
  • If you follow me currently, this offer applies to you, too! Just follow one of the first two bullet points and voila! You're in!

Then let's talk about whatever you want! This is a music blog, but I'm pliable.

Let's do this!

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