I will pass a milestone later today September 25th, 2013 when the 250,000 th reader stops by tis blog to read. Yes that's right, on just my http://www.waynemansfield.com ramblings, 250,000 have stopped by to see what I am writing about.
When I introduce myself to a new person or group my most effective opening line is: "I am from Margaret River before it was famous." It doesn't seem to matter where I travel people know Margaret River - it might be the world's best surfing waves, it's delightful wines, the amazing limestone caves or the 100m trees... but I immediately strike a cord when I say "I am from Margaret River."
Would that have helped me in my writing career?? Who knows but I do know there wasn't a GOD maker out there waiting fro me.
If I had waited for someone to pick me I am not sure I would have been picked!!