And for those who know nothing of Rowan Atkinson and his endless episodes of Blackadder, the name Baldrick would be equally as puzzling.
But for those who do, you will recognize the significance of the statement.
Baldrick always had a cunning plan, almost inevitably doomed to failure.
I lump my plan, scheme, borrowed or stolen idea into this category, because it needs outside help, support, encouragement, discouragement, or whatever input you feel is necessary.
As well, if you so desire, participation.
A long time ago I realized I was never going to be able to pay for marketing assistance from the ‘experts’.
In reading the material on their webpages, and blogs, it quickly came about that all of these used the same premise, dressed up in different words, all of which was to get you to hand over what little money you didn’t have, with the disclaimer that it worked for them, but it might not work for you.
$50 gone, no result and no comeback. You read the disclaimer.
And, sadly when I tried several ‘products’ I discovered not only were they basically the same (who sold them the get-rich-quick template?) and offered no advice I hadn’t trawled the internet first for.
I thought, also, for a short time, I might do the same as them, but in the end, I know what it’s like to have a book, the desire to make it available to others, good or bad reviews withstanding, and not have to spend a fortune doing it (with no hope of guaranteed success).
Of course, there was the rub, since I couldn’t afford to market it, there were no good or bad reviews.
Perhaps a pact could be made where we each buy each other’s book and write a review.
We could call it a ‘The Gathering of Eagles’ since we all want to soar!
Let me know if you’re interested to email@example.com.