We’ve come to the end of the shortest month of the year. Tomorrow, the sequestration — the American version of austerity — shall commence, the streets flowing with the blood of the government as it dies from a thousand cuts in the form of a nine percent reduction in spending across the board. From control towers and the tax men to the generals and border patrols, the sequestration shall spare no one.
But until then, let us have one last glimpse at the month that was February 2013.
- Re-introduced you to Ambu of Ambuji and Jasna of Fashionjazz
- Celebrated Black History Month through music
- Put the ephemeral iPod into shuffle mode
- Bid farewell to American country singer Mindy McCready
- Began writing for Insider Louisville; first pieces to be published at the end of March
- Had a slow month at Louisville.com
- As well as a slow month on the avenue
Last month, I began a newsletter. So far, only three have subscribed. It was initially suggested to me by one of my clients as a way to help market the blog to potential partners.
If you are a subscriber, this month’s newsletter will be the last newsletter. I honestly have no idea what to do with such a thing, especially since creating a media kit using stats from WordPress and Google Analytics would be easier than data mining through newsletters.
Speaking of stats, in the year-plus since I’ve published my coming-out piece as the creator of Alexandria’s Genesis, I’ve noticed that my little violet-eyed cult hasn’t gone away. They’ve visited my blog in waves, washing ashore from Tumblr for the most part, and 90 percent of the searches to my blog all have to do with my posthuman/alien genetic fiction.
If I were to publish a non-fiction e-book about Alexandria’s Genesis, from its… genesis to the memetic mutation it became, as well as case studies of those who a) hoped it was real and wanted it; or b) those who believe they have AG, and a section devoted to what might need to happen in order for any part of AG to become reality, would you buy it for your tablet of choice?
Until we meet again, I leave you with “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” the second single from David Bowie’s upcoming album “The Next Day.” The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, pairs the legend with actress Tilda Swinton as his character’s wife, and models Andrej Pejić and Saskia de Brauw as the “stars” who haunt the couple. The album will be released 12 March 2013 in the United States.
To be continued…