Friday, February 06, 2009

I didn't build a better mousetrap, and yet...

...I hear the distinct rumble of MANY footsteps outside my door.

Our story so far:

Yesterday, I wrote an entry about making audio recordings. As usually happens, I made a digression and started talking about LeVar Burton and my teaching philosophy. I publish it and step away.

Sometime between the time of the post (8:12 PM) and 12:30 AM, LeVar Burton reads it.

Somewhere around 12:30 (I'm guessing), Mr. Burton tweets about it HERE.

LeVar Burton (wittingly or no) invokes the First Rule of Celebrity: Après moi, le déluge.

By 12:40 am, a few people have commented saying that they found my entry via Twitter.

Inside of one hour, my blog has seen fourth month's worth of regular traffic.

At the time of this posting (10:30AM), the last 10 hours have seen 18% of my blog's total lifetime traffic.

One begins to see why people pay good money for celebrity endorsements.

The fact that LeVar Burton bestowed such an endorsement on me personally is amazing.

The fact that I didn't have to pay him union scale plus 50% per hour, while he says "If you have trouble sleeping, use doctorandyspeaks at It works for me! No more sleepless nights," is just a bonus.

I'll be back later today to present my "already-in-progress-before-this-happened-but-now-I-have-to-extensively-rewrite-'cause-LeVar-Burton-and-some-of-his-friends-stopped-by" entry on celebrities and the internet.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, looks like your fifteen minutes are up.....