Dr. Peter Rost: The New Reality Show Blog
I've started working on the suggestions you gave to me in my post I NEED YOUR ADVICE. In fact, I thought your vote on "What should I do to support myself?" was really helpful.
#1 was the suggestion for me to write a book about what really happened inside Pfizer. More on that below.
#2 came the proposal to put ads on my web site. Based on your feed-back, I just started doing that. And if you ever want to buy something on Amazon, not just books, feel free to use the search box below to the left to start that search. . .
#3 landed the proposal to start the Rost Post. I've actually been looking into this. There was recently a very interesting article in the Wall Street Journal which was most helpful on this topic. Bloggers Find Financial Backers For Their Independent News Sites. I've also had some discussions with other healthcare bloggers on this. But I'm not sure if it is the right time yet, I may need to establish more of a track record in this area and increase readership further, until that can happen.
#4 came a proposal for me to write a thriller, since "my corporate life isn't fun enough to read about."
#5 and 6 were radio talk show host and movie star career.
So publishing and book writing came high on your list and so did other highly visible jobs. Last came working for the Mob and second to last working for a Canadian Internet Pharmacy. I guess you want my career to take an entertaining path and to exclude violence.
And, I'm obviously not going to disappoint you. Another challenge is just what I've been looking for, since so little else is going on in my life right now.
Some things to be aware of, though. Here are the stats, per my recent research. Less than 1% of all manuscripts are accepted by an agent. Out of those, maybe 10% actually get a publisher. Out of those, authors who actually get published, only 5% are able to support themselves on their writing. I guess, the old perception of starving artists and writers isn't too far off.
Of course, then there are a few rock star authors making millions, but they are just as rare as regular rock stars.
Not that I think any of that should stop me.
After all, it may be fun to follow my journey as I crash and burn. Or make it. Since, after all, turning this blog into a reality show, mixing a former Vice President's real life fight for survival, with his real life legal fight against a $50 billion behemoth and combine it with musings about life, politics and then spice it up with some appealing photos of both genders, may just be what it takes to create a new media phenomenon. And then, I'd solve that cash problem.
How about that?
By the way, if any of you have any good television connections, feel free to propose this as a new reality series. Meanwhile we'll just start off with this blog.
And, hey, none of this is too far off. Michael Moore's team called again, Friday afternoon.
Apparently they may want to do a shoot this week. I'll tell you more if that happens.