Theory of Relative Visibility

So I have a website now and this blog, too. The reason? My novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced is being published this June. According to common wisdom, a presence on the web is essential to increase one’s visibility. Such a notion requires a certain amount of faith given that there are over 100 million blogs and over 200 million websites. I’m a speck on the cyberspace horizon, a microscopic particle in the ether. But visibility—unlike invisibility—is a relative concept. Without this website, I wouldn’t even be a speck.

And speaking of specks, according to Google’s advanced algorithms, nearly 130 million books have been published in all of modern history. Estimates of yearly counts vary, but the average seems to be somewhere around 500,000.

And yet, I’m ecstatic that I, too, will have a book in print, and I’m happy to be here occupying this domain. If you find me and my book and like what you read, please let me know. And if you don’t like what you read, you can tell me that as well.