Monday, May 24, 2004

Simmer message to taste

This afternoon I wanted to accomplish two things: To get rid of an old saucepan I have, and find a way to publicize my blog. Here’s how I combined the two.

First I hung signs and posters all over town. They were attached to message boards outdoors, taped to street signs, affixed to bicycles and posted in the university’s hallways. Then I put little strips of paper with my blog’s URL on them inside the saucepan, and placed it on a park bench just beyond the back window of my favorite place to enjoy a beverage. Next I went inside, ordered an espresso and sat with a copy of "My Antonia" on the other side of the window. In the course of two hours I must have seen 50 people take the address out of the saucepan and replace the lid. Some of them came in the café after they did. And one of them even asked me what book I was reading.

Here’s what the signs said, in big black letters: Free Pot behind café Coffee



4 comments:

starz said...

bloody brilliant!!

and thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such a compliment.

i feel no obligation to return the favor when i say that your writing is beautiful and that i will be frequenting your page.

my only complaint is that there isn't enough content!

Justin said...

I like it.

lab munkay said...

I like how you think. I lucked out and found you with out your pot to write in.

barrie said...

I love it! Like a band being named "Free Beer" :)