September 9, 2010
The jewels are falling, Polly is collecting, Linus is losing, Tina is grooving, King David is distributing, so now what?
I get suspicious if anything grows too fast. Friendships, food, block towers. I appreciate firm foundations and ethical intentions. Fads come fast and go.
Arithmetic Village has had a gentle, slow beginning. But now I find myself with this enormous urgency to push it out into the world.
It is not surprising, my intention all along was to have this way of experiencing math concepts available to the general public.
So, now the books are printed, the activities are available, how will I let everyone know about it?
I’ve never been a fan of advertising. Especially in schools. I think it is deplorable.
I’ve found a few sites that will list Arithmetic Village as a resource in return for loading their banner on my site. I don’t want bill boards all over the village.
It’s a bit of a dilemma, really, because advertising works. Why do you think super bowl ads cost so much? Advertising does effect consumers and consumerism. But so does quality and word of mouth. It just takes longer.
So, what will I do?
Will I go for the hard sell? Will I hire out bill boards? Or will I simply plant the seed and hope that it grows like chamomile?
For now, I think I will follow my instincts and patiently plant seeds…..