"Dear Paul," began an email from Mary Cayer, a Spokane accountant and longtime contributor to my print column.
"I don't want you to feel sad because not many people have been posting comments on your blog. Just be patient."
Isn't that nice? People can be so kind.
Thanks, Mary. I'm not sad. Comments aren't the only measure of success.
When I was first learning the technical aspects of creating online items, the smart woman who trained me set the bar for The Slice Blog.
"I don't think it will be an epic fail," she said.
And I think that, so far, it has been just a mid-range fail. So the way I see it, I'm on course or maybe even ahead of the game.
Besides, I like doing it. I have no intention of giving up my day job, but this is fun.
And you know, I have a little experience with creating something that takes a while to catch on.