I groggily stumbled over to my computer, as I do every morning before the coffee has a chance to kick my systems into anything close to an "On" category - as my machine whirled to life and my email box popped up I was assaulted by wave of emails from close friends congratulating me. I sat there a moment in a bit of awe struck confusion; what had I done? Did I start a new venture the other day? No. Did I catch a wave of a new keyword I was experimenting with? Not that I could think of. Without any further hesitation in trying to discover what it was I opened the first email.
That's when I saw it - a Wikipedia page; about me! After years in the industry, writing, and working on thousands advertising and consulting someone had taken enough notice in my work to chisel me into possibly the greatest archive of our generation.
Now, it isn't perfect there are some factual problems, but they are small mostly and I'm not going to touch them - Wikipedia has very strict rules about living individuals having pages on their site and you may not create your own, have anyone create it for you or have anyone directly associated with you create it or edit it. They also need to have many reliable sources to be kept around - so while I sit here hoping it will stick around I am ever so happy to have joined those archived in the pages of Wikipedia.
So to those of you who have just started on the first steps upon this winding path of Internet Marketing, allow me to say that no matter how dark and dreary the path ahead is that you can succeed and I am happy to be here and give back to a community who is given me so much; I hope I can be your guiding light through dark forest of the internet, and when at every turn the monstrous Google Sandbox tries to gobble you up - I hope I can be there to vanquish it. You are the community that years ago helped shape me when I was nothing more than a drifter - but with each carefully crafted post I read here I was overcome by a mesmerizing cloudburst of thoughts and ideas that helped me move forward onto new frontiers, and from there took my hobby to an art.
So let this be an eternal message of "keep at it" and "you can do it" I once started off in a one bed room apartment in downtown London. Struggling with two part-time jobs to get the money to found my company Lei Empire Enterprises - but now here I stand before your Bruce Hamilton Winchester self-made internet millionaire achieved by Wikipedia (oh - by the way, unlike other big-shots I do plan to stick around in the community )
Bruce Hamilton Winchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia