I am teaching myself the art of self promotion. It is not naturally forthcoming, but I like to think humor and honesty will combine into something interesting.
I emailed my family and friends yesterday to tell them about this website. I had no expectations of them; their existence is all I need. Mostly, it was practice for me, with a heavy dab of "Once it's out there you can't slack off."
I did get a few replies, all helpful and constructive. The best one was from my father. He critiqued the look of the site; he pointed out an error in a blog post; he enjoyed seeing our family name on the internet.
He liked my site.
I am happy tonight.