Every month I send my brothers an e-mail to catch them up on the latest news in my life. The quote below comes from the one I’m sending them today. This is definitely not the last word on the matter. The detailed response I promised at first is still to come.
Brian and others have suggested I rebrand myself online as “The Homeless Blogger.” Then my work might get more of the attention they think it deserves. But I don’t want to be “The Homeless Blogger.” I want to be William Tell the talk show host (New idea: a homeless talk show host?), William Tell the secretary or cashier or grocery store clerk. I want to become one of the 53%, and a.s.a.p. Ironically, once I do enter the 53%, I’ll probably still be homeless.
Sometime between 1982 and 1985, Isaiah 35 was given to me as an icon of my vocation. My understandings have changed so much since then, that it might be good to reconsider now whether this text still reflects my heart’s desire. Continue reading →
Reader Brian Wright e-mailed me this response to “Guilty as charged:”
Bill – You have some very good points in this article. I wonder how we can increase readership of your blog?
Two ideas come to mind:
Consider changing the name of your blog to something like “The Homeless Blogger”
There are a number of newspapers that are by homeless people for the broader community. We have one here in Columbus called Street Speech. You could submit a weekly blog there. Here is a partial list: http://www.homeless.org.au/directory/news.htm
I plan to post a detailed response to Brian here in a few days. In the meantime, I’m wondering what ideas others may have? PLEASE COMMENT!