So I'm participating in this giveaway. So far, more than 800 people have liked my Facebook page (and presumably are also following me on Twitter).
And I'm starting to feel a little tense.
We're only 3 days into the giveaway, which ends Feb. 28. Potentially thousands more people may be reading my blog. I feel pressured to entertain and inform. I should be working on blog posts daily, coming up with new, unique things to say to keep the audience captivated by my wit and charm.
Or, I could just go to bed and read until I fall asleep.
To all my new readers: thanks for coming here or liking my blog on Facebook or following me on Twitter. I hope to keep a few of you after the giveaway is over,
If you are interested in history, mosey on over to In Old Fort Dodge, my history blog. I find and transcribe newspaper articles from the early days of Fort Dodge, Iowa. There you will find some fine writing. And some humor, some scary things, and once in a while, truly gross stuff. The journalistic standards of the late 19th and early 20th century are interesting, to say the least.
I feel pressure with that site, as well, but it's more about making sure I type in enough articles, and less about bringing forth wondrous prose from the bowels of my imagination. Typing the articles is much easier.