So I had a bunch of these printed up and I’m taking them to Windycon, the SF convention I go to every year, and I’ll dump them on the table next to all the other materials (cards, newsletters, pens) that other aspiring writers, publishers, and bloggers leave. My goal is to see if any con-goers pick one or two up—and then to see if there’s any surge in the traffic here as a result.
Realistically, I don’t expect to see an explosion of interest. I’ve picked these things up at past conventions and, yeah, I don’t always check them out later. Oops. I do like the pens. I’m still using two of them that I picked up at the convention last year.
But there’s this famous quote from some advertising guy: “Fifty percent of the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but the problem is, I don’t know which fifty percent.” And since I’ve done next to nothing to promote my blog up until now, anything I do has to be an improvement. Right?