Purchased fame and it’s temperature

“You have to pay them to write for them?” a friend asked incredulously.

And i am happy to pay the $1/month to be part of this high profile website called ElephantJournal.com which edits my (oft sloppy) work and displays it for thousands to see.  My first post just went up and it is a significant re-write Feb 22 blog post of my review of the movie Wanderlust

The reason it is a re-write is in part EJ requires that anything which is a reposting be at least 25% different from the original.  Fair enough, they dont want you just simply reposting, they want their own content.  And my blog is often rushed and rough and for a somewhat insider audience.  The EJ piece needs to talk to people who have never heard of me, or communes in the case of this article.  Then on top of this the Cassandra Smith from the EJ staff reworked the piece.  Sadly, she had to replace most of my copyright violation images with things EJ controls or knows the origin of.  Tho i do quite like the garden residence image they choose at the top of the article, see below.

For thousands of the 1%ers and their free market lackeys the Dow Jones Industrial are the thermometer of their day, in a world where almost everyone likes it hot.  Because at one point i seemed destine for that world, i am pleased my own personal obsession these days is with the hits on my blog.

If i have made 200 unique hits by lunch or 400 by the days end, i am quite pleased (twice so far this week).  A year ago it was 100 was a great day.  Two years ago 400 was a monthly total.   If you have clever suggestions on how to take my readership to the next level (other than fixing my terrible grammar and spelling which Abigail and others try to help with) please let me know.