Yesterday I was wandering through WordPress, and I found a post entitled “Blogger Scores Book Deal for ‘You Are Not So Smart’ “. (I know I should be able to turn that title into the actual link, but I haven’t figured out how yet. So use this instead: http://wp.me/pf2B5-2i7 . Give me a break, I’m a cat. I’m also going to use the feline excuse for not knowing whether a blog title should be underlined or put in quotes. I did both. Go big or go home.) In that post, there was a quote from David McRaney that confirmed that my entire business plan is sensible and realistic.
As a businesscat, I’ve wondered whether my strategy translates well into the human business world. And as a new blogger, I’ve wondered whether my plan is progressing at an appropriate rate. After reading the following paragraph, I knew that I am absolutely on the right track:
“This is an amazing and revolutionary time for writers,” David says. “The barriers to entry are so low, and the platforms like WordPress.com are so well made, anyone with a voice can start shouting and be heard. Instead of writing a book and hoping a publisher won’t throw it into the slush pile, writers can start a blog and build a fan base. They can prove to publishers there is a market for their work and their voice.”
I am firmy entrenched in Phase I of my business plan, which consists of building the brand and establishing a fan base. In Phase II, I will be prepared to leap that low barrier to entry with manuscript in paw and followers following. With or without a Dinky Pony or Drugged Poltergeist or whatever, I will be a successful businesscat and celebrity… And now I just need to find another few thousand subscribers. And take a little nap…