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One small step...

Updated: Aug 29, 2022



Welcome to my first blog post.


I've wanted to write a blog for a while now, but because I've been slaving away at Lightbulb Moments in Human History for the last two years, blogging seemed a little...let's say, frivolous.


Nevertheless, here we are.


The publication date for Lightbulb Moments in Human History: From Cave to Colosseum is looming large: February 24, 2023. It seemed like a long way away when the book was first accepted for publication, but the more I think about it, the more I see the necessity for the long lead time.


That's because, as this is my first book, I was totally unaware of all the rigmarole that goes along with publication. There's a lot of stuff happening behind the scenes, between the publishers and the distributors. Then there's all the promotion and building an online presence: I've created a TikTok site (@lightbulbmomentshistory), a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZcr3uIxrD28fahT7ywowfw, and produced content for both.


I've also continued with Twitter (@somewhathistory) and have begun appearing on podcasts, although the early ones have been a little embarrassing (being interviewed by a guy in a banana costume was a low-light). And god knows, my friend CJ and I are now creating a podcast, but that hasn't seen the light of day yet.


Then there's the Redbubble store, where I've added some designs based on art from Lightbulb Moments in Human History: From Cave to Colosseum.


Of course, while all this has been happening, I've been working on the follow-up book, working title: Lightbulb Moments in Human History: From Peasants to Periwigs. AND somehow managing to work a demanding day-job.


2022 had been an interesting year so far, and that's not even counting the glandular fever and COVID!


I'm planning to keep up with the blogging, but seriously, who knows?


Cheers,

Scott



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