So we’ve reached one month of Letters from Europe. So what have I learned? First, I have found that “Europe” is pretty complex. It’s politics is scattered across different nations, institutions and levels of government making it extremely difficult to grasp in its wholeness. As a result, I am sharing a map which expresses simpler truths. Slayers of virgins indeed. More can be found over at Mapping Stereotypes.
Second, I am very pleased that the blog has found a reasonable readership. The site has received over 1,300 page views or an average about 45 per day. Not such a bad start! Readership size correlates closely with the post frequency and picking on Jean Quatremer. Evidently self-publicizing on the internets involves being prolific and disagreeable. Much the same as in traditional media and politics!
I have also rediscovered something I already knew: that writing, and the preliminary reading and research for a decent post, takes a long time. As a result I have decided to maximize bang-for-buck by publishing as many of the lengthier posts as possible in various newspapers and magazines. I have added a published work page which lists and links to all the text that has appeared in official publications, both modest and great. Naturally, this means I am also for hire and any editors should not hesitate to contact me at craigjwilly(at)gmail.com.
Thanks for reading and commenting!