And here I thought I was the big PA in the blogging world. Turns out, according to The Hollywood Temp Diaries, I’m “an imitator.” Nevermind that I started my blog only two weeks after TempX did, nor that I’ve never heard of The Hollywood Temp Diaries until I got linked to it last week.
After reading Temp X‘s two-year anniversary post, I immediately did my due diligence, and learned that he got about half as many unique visitors in March as I got total hits. (Those numbers are apples and oranges, but my blog doesn’t even register on compete.com, so, advantage Temp Diaries.)
A quick glance around the site reveals that it’s professional and well-written. You’ll also notice blurbs from the likes of the New York Times and Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Now, a lesser man would be intimidated by these facts. He might think, “Man, I’m one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 bloggers, but this guy gets quoted on CNBC.”
But not me. Oh, no.
Instead, I got really, really depressed. I was quite happy with three or four hundred hits a day (six or seven on a good day). I may just be a PA, I’d think to myself, but at least I have the best darn PA blog on the internet. Now I don’t even have that to hold on to.
Maybe this is one of those cases where I should take my own advice, and recognize that persistence is not sufficient.
But, damn it, this is not meant to be a pity party. I’m not fishing for compliments. (Well, I am, but no more than usual. I’m still an insecure writer with a desperate need for attention.)
Instead, I’ll make it a challenge. I’m going to write every day, and I’m going to ask you, my loyal readers, to pass this blog around to your friends. And if they pass it to their friends, and they to theirs, eventually, someone at the LA Times or Variety or CNN will read, enjoy, and comment on this blog.
And maybe then my daddy will love me.