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Over in this post I lay out some numbers about how if I coast, I think permies.com would end 2011 with about 3.1 million visits.  But if I work hard, add lots of content and have some good luck, I might be able to finish the year at 4.0 million.  This would be four times more than 2010 which barely touched 1 million. 

The mission is multi-faceted.  Part of this is to introduce the word "permaculture" to more people.  Part is to explore husp.    Part is to set some pace for online communication.  Part is to build practical knowledge in homesteading/permaculture/frugality and make that path easier and more obvious. 

I kinda think a big part of the "good luck" part comes from simply standing up and saying "here is what I want" and then people read that and weeks later some sort of connection is made.  So this post is a "good luck seed".  And your brains are the soil.  And now we wait to see what the germination rate is. 

And then there is the hard work.  I plan on making more videos, podcasts and articles. That seems to have been the recipe for success in the past.  So then question is:  should I drop some of that for something that could result in greater success?




 
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And then there is the hard work.  I plan on making more videos, podcasts and articles. That seems to have been the recipe for success in the past.  So then question is:  should I drop some of that for something that could result in greater success?



Paul, are you reconsidering your personal measure of success?  Or perhaps my question is "What would you consider greater success?  Does it hinge on more cash or people recognizing you as you walk down the street?"  I'm considering those to be two ends of the spectrum, with educating and reaching more people through what you are currently doing the big hump in the bell curve.
 
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I would say that the measure of success is the number of brains I have infected with my idea of permaculture.
 
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