Have you retired? I’ve been watching your column and I haven’t seen much activity. You have lightened my moods on some darker days, and on some of my down days, your advice, which I know is often given tongue-in-cheek, has been right on, for many of my job-search situations.
I hope you’re still writing. What’s up?
Laughing less in Laredo
Crabby has hit a dry spell. When the column was reaching 600 people per day, back in November, this site moved Crabby to national status. Nearly at the same time, there were some changes made in how Google was publicizing the Examiner site. Those two things caused us to see much less readership for all Examiner writers. Our readership took a big hit, and Crabby has tried to build it back, but we’re hitting less than 250/day since that time.Then, the Examiner asked us to go local (Detroit), and write one local column and one national column, which we’ve done for about two months..
It’s been tough to keep up, and the overall volume, and maybe the quality, has taken a hit. Crabby apologizes for that, and is not considering retirement, but probably a fairly major cutback in publishing to the Examiner. At less than a penny-per-read rate, you can see that we don’t get rich publishing work. We do it because we enjoy it, and it gives a vehicle to get our ideas out.
With less readership, and fewer subscribers, we’ve had less responses to Crabby, which is much of the fodder we use in the column to generate more column ideas.
So those factors are leading to a cutback for Crabby activity here. And, at the same time, Crabby needs to concentrate on some other priorities:
- finding more work in leasing and writing assignments, which are fewer in today’s economy
- finding a new career opportunity in a sales/marketing management position
- re-prioritizing working tasks to allow more earnings to be generated
So, Crabby plans to still write some, but his family needs to eat. So, please keep the cards and letters coming, and Crabby will try to respond. More feedfback will give Crabby more material, and more subscribers will produce more readership. In the meantime, finding quality work to do is becoming priority # ONE.
Thanks for asking, and I hope to publish enough to keep you coming back. I look forward to your feedback.
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