1. Friday, December 3, 2004

    do you know i have the best readers? 

    i do.

    did you know that the busblog got more hits and visitors last month than ever before?

    true.

    infact january of 2004 i had about half of what i got in november.

    yes some of it had to do with the elections. the days before the elections and the day after were the biggest spikes of the month, but lots of you hung in there with me.

    thank you!

    and now youre hanging in there with meas i hype my book and i appreciate your patience, and out of that appreciation i will make a deal with you.

    we have sold 41 copies of how to blog.

    the goal is 100.

    i sold 100 of the original Blook two years ago, way before i had all the traffic that i have now.

    i dont think it’s wrong to expect at least that sort of sell-thru now. do you?

    first of all this blook actually looks like a book and not a college reader. secondly the writing in this collection is so much better. sheesh.

    thirdly, you get the entire trip into hell with kurdt kobain. thats pretty much the price of the book alone, if you ask me. simply for the fact that nobody else went to hell with a famous grunge star And blogged about it FROM hell itself.

    not even our pal the instapundit did that.

    now heres the deal, once the 100th book is sold, i will feel complete and i wont hype it any more. sure, maybe i will still have the ad for it in the left hand side but no more hard sell, like this, if you call this a hard sell.

    one more thing. people have been writing me, pleading that i work out some way that i can provide autographed copies. if you desperately need an autographed copy and you refuse to get a book unless it has my signature… fine.

    email me at busblog at gmail and i will write you back with the terms. count on paying something like twenty five bucks plus shipping. and i will do my best to get it to your recipiant by christmas, but i suck at mailing things.

    ok are we cool?

    hope so.

    once again the point of all of this was to thank you for your support all year.

    like jay z said, you could be anywhere in the world and youre here, and i appreciate that.

    and out of that appreciation i put together a book so you can read it on the john.

    which i have recently found out, this book is Perfect for.

    so perfect.

    goldberg + sutter + sk smiff