Saturday, 6 February 2010

Thoughts on failures and some pictures of Northdown Park and a bit of a ramble

With the local history books I publish my main priority is to get the material in them on to paper, so there are enough copies about to make certain that it is permanently preserved.

However I have to say that I was surprised that the book I published last week “John Heywoods Illustrated Guide To Margate” hasn’t sold a single copy.

Click on the link if you want to buy it http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/john_heywoods_illustrated_guide_to_margate.htm I have put the map of Margate from it on another of my failures http://thanetblogs.blogspot.com/

That website which keeps track on the main local blog posts and comments and is something that I use every day only gets about 50 unique visitors a month compared with the 2,500 or so who read this blog.

One area where this blog Thanetonline that is, differs from most of other local blogs is that there is a fair amount of comment on older posts, because of the historical comment, having said that though other local blogs do attract comment on old postings. So what defeats me is apart from looking on http://thanetblogs.blogspot.com/ how would anyone ever find these comments and therefore what is the point of them?

Here is the link to the pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts1210/id4.htm the shop is too busy today to get on with much so I will probably ramble on a bit more as the day progresses.

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