Telecommunicator Metrics Update

911iconI’ve been collecting Telecommunicator data on my Pinnion survey for several months. I officially closed it down on December  31, 2013. There were over 1931 responses and it was viewed over 2100 times. In my personal opinion – that’s a fantastic turnout. I want to thank everyone who took time out of his or her personal day to fill it out. I haven’t had time to process the results due to my real job & family life – but I promise I will get to it. I really want to thank the following Facebook groups for their help:

Through the Eyes of a 911 Dispatcher

911 Emergency Dispatchers Page

I want to give out  special thanks to Diary of a Mad Dispatcher who helped me beta test my survey.

As I trend out data – I will post it.


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Telecommunicator Metrics

911iconAs some of you might have noticed – my blog has been stale of late. Since, I’ve moved into the realm of being an author I was trying to present a more legitimate appearance. I had a grand scheme of doing book reviews for struggle writers (since I know how it feels).

I come to find out – that’s just plain old and boring. Therefore, I’m going back to the caffeine & ADD fueled posts of yesteryear. I’ll still post reviews when I get to them.

At the moment, I’m on a different endeavor. I wrote and published my first wordpress plugin. Now, I’m back into doing research for my next book. While at the same time, formatting a book I already completed.

For years, my wife has worked in the 911 emergency services field as a dispatcher. My book is directly involved with that field. However, I only have a small sampling of data from two agencies to work with. I have created a survey and posted it on pinnion – a survey site.  Click the big blue button below to take the survey.

Telecommunicator Survey – Currently Closed.

If you work or have worked in that field – please click on the button and take the survey. I would appreciated if you copy the link and send it to others in the field. If you have any questions or comments – feel free to post or ask them. If you would like to be notified of results or when the book & data is published then feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or here.


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KDP select and publishing.

marketing-strategy-planDepending were you go on the internet, there are positive and negatives reviews about the Amazon’s KDP select program. I’ve listed my first impressions about the program earlier this year. I think the KDP program is a viable marketing solution – if used properly. My plan was to utilize it more effectively before I published my latest book – Barghest.

However, with ADD, I’m always eager to start my next project. Therefore, I finished Barghest, published it, and then moved on.

This is bad.

Marketing a book takes at least a six-month plan. In my own opinion, it will take at least a year or two to effectively market material successfully. I have a few literally, goals I need to wrap up before I shift focus on the marketing effort. Once that happens, look out world!

In the meantime – Barghest is being offered free at on August 17th and 18th. Just click on the link in the side bar.



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