Hi Readers of my Blog, Book Publishers of the world, and all Bibliophiles worldwide-
This is a very, very exciting time for my blog, and I felt it was necessary to concisely detail all that has been happening on my blog for the past month. For the last two months, I have worked tirelessly on a whole range of different blog projects, all securing me a membership with Wordads and a record high number of unique visitors to this blog. Every-time someone has wandered onto my blog and has read one or more posts, you have inadvertently rewarded me with some validation that all my diligent free labor to not just keep this blog afloat- but make it a more viable, lively place- has not been an act of futility.
You see, I have learned the hard way over the last year just how bewildering, disenchanting the job market was. After leaving the dream-like landscape of academia, I was crushed to learn that a year’s worth of cover letters and tidily revised resumes was really all for naught. This is something that your college professors never foresaw that the silly American platitude of “Working Hard will earn you riches” was a lie, based off avarice and egotistical self-delusion.
At the beginning of March, I decided to do away with cover letters and resumes, which is a completely unconventional choice. I was sick of reading dozens upon dozens of flat, even abstruse Forbes articles about how to build a thriving job network, and how to make yourself stand out like a sore-thumb in a world of desperate job seekers, who have recently left college only to find that there is a most disillusioning dearth of any real job opportunities to both help them grow and develop as potentially hard-working employees for the dozens of companies out there.
I couldn’t take it anymore, to be quite frank. So instead of endeavoring to do meaningless work on cover letters and resumes,which rarely earned me even a response from the very elusive hiring managers of the world, I sought out to do much more meaningful work, in the form of improving this blog space. No, I am not swimming in riches or reaping the financial benefits of taking this path. It is just as arduous and sometimes fulfilling, as doing tedious job applications, but I can at least see the tangible effects of my work. And if we human beings want to gain some semblance of purpose and meaning in our lives, we need to see our valiant efforts have such tangible, measurable effect effects in some way.
I have so many things planned for the months ahead for this blog, but I implore you to check out all the latest updates that reflect just how rapidly this blog has grown before my own eyes in only two months! Thank you to the publishers that have been very receptive to my email inquiries, Anne Rice, my wonderful, eclectic, and smart blog contributors!!
Rather than keep up the damnable sentimental act, here are the highlights of things going on with my blog!!
Peruse the links below to gain a better impression of just how unprecedented my blog’s expansion has been!
Google Hangouts with Writers!
Fourteen Blog Contributors Just Added!
Lestat Book Coven – A Lively,Interactive Group that has been retrospectively discussing Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicle series to prepare for Prince Lestat’s return this fall!
A Bibliophile’s Reverie Invades Youtube!
Separate, Enticing Webpage for More information for Publishers, Self-Published Writers (and their freelance agents or publicists) about various types of promotions this blog space can offer you!!
Thanks again everyone- devoted blog readers, blog contributors,etc.- for all your continued support of A Bibliophile’s Reverie!!
Justin B. (fantastyfreak)