The Beginning…

You may not know me.

You may not want to know me.

In fact, if you know me and don’t want to know me — then two double negatives equal a positive which should, by my eye, cause you to suddenly feel an overwhelming desire to get to know me better. And if all of that makes sense, please — keep reading.

I am a writer of all things large and small. Cable movies, greeting cards, television commercial copy, reality shows, screenplays, television scripts and books. We can’t forget the books.

It was back in August of 2001 that I came up with the idea to write Consumer Joe. It took six months to write the letters and get the responses. It took six months to get the idea sold to Random House/Broadway books. It took six more months to get the clearances. It took six more months to edit and design. What is that, like two years?

Two long years.

Yet here we sit on the eve of the release of my first book “Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time”. Things have been starting to pick up. From some great quotes, to coverage in Entrepreneur Magazine and Reader’s Digest — the attention is starting and the numbers are climbing.

My Amazon.com rating once was 1,670,000. Today it sits at a paltry 6,003.

My B&N.com rating once was 750,000. Today it sits at 62,282.

For a man whose O.C.D.’s were once concentrated on soap and toothpicks, I now have a new obsession. Online sales rankings.

My goal in starting this blog, glob, globber, blogger – whatever the hell it is, is to document the process of a book’s release. From the day to day publicity, to the success or failure. I will be here with myself all the way — and if people from the real world come to watch, all the better. Just bring a six pack.

10 comments on “The Beginning…

  1. nic - August 7, 2005 at 3:50 pm -

    Now that I, in fact, HAVE gotten to know you and your “glob”… I’ve been reading archives for two days! (good thing I bought a case!)

  2. siammeciro - November 15, 2005 at 10:23 am -

    I too have been reading archives, buy why comment on the first post? Will it ever be… noticed?

  3. Pauly D - November 15, 2005 at 10:25 am -

    No. No one will ever notice these comments.

  4. Dave2 - November 15, 2005 at 10:59 am -

    Unless, of course, they subscribe to your comments web feed. 🙂

  5. Pauly D - November 24, 2005 at 10:01 pm -

    Yeah, but why would someone subscribe to the comments web feed? That’s sort of useless, isn’t it? I mean, without seeing the post itself?

    Or is that a way to read the post in one feed, and the comments in the other?

  6. Jacquie - January 9, 2006 at 10:21 am -

    I’m going to buy Consumer Joe this week. Are you still tracking and documenting the process of a book’s release. Or are you just having fun entertaining us with your many random thoughts??? I for one, am entertained 😉

  7. Virenda - January 20, 2006 at 10:15 pm -

    LOL, I have read your first post Pauly D and I’m a little disappointed that you don’t suck. ;| Hmm.. I figured your first post would be awkward and maybe not so funny, but surprisingly you sound the same lol funny, and rambly (word?). I’m still waiting for your book in the mail, and I’ve heard great stuff from friends about how funny your books are. ;0) Congrats on the success…

  8. JM - February 19, 2006 at 2:40 pm -

    Isn’t it fun to see how your blog goals have changed (and stayed the same) since you launched? 😉

  9. Pauly D - February 19, 2006 at 3:32 pm -

    It is, JM. It is.

    Wow, that was a deep comment.

  10. Anonymous - October 8, 2018 at 8:47 am -

    WOw… What about now

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