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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Evanston: Wikipedia and me; a new video; a night in New Mexico
Several days ago Pat in Australia sent me an email part of which I have decided to post. I thank him for permission to do so.
Its interesting to note that Webb Chiles does not have a Wikipedia page dedicated to him, although he does get a reference in a second hand fashion due to the Drascombe Lugger, Cape Horn, Cruising Maritime and Blue Water Medal.
I wonder if he is too humble and does not wish to promote himself? No shame in that, it’s a strange thing accepting that one has achieved or accomplished something special or notable takes it as a personal quest and finding the balance between that position and the other of self promotion that so many do so well on Youtube and Patreon is a balance act he has not tipped over.
I note that he does not have a page on Patreon as many younger promoters do such as Sailing La Vagabonde who bough a million dollar Outremer catamaran on their earnings. https://www.patreon.com/
Perhaps he could mention this error on Wikiipedia in his blog and some other reader would see fit to start a page. Just a thought.
Wikipedia does not permit people to write their own Wikipedia entry. I suppose some do anyway and many are written by those who have a financial interest in promoting someone. So there is no Webb Chiles page simply because no one has been interested enough to create and submit one.
I had never heard of Patreon until your mention. Unlike probably most of those people, I actually am a writer who has been published and paid for almost fifty years and still occasionally am, and I have no need or desire to monetize my writing beyond that.
I have just uploaded a video, Goodbye to San Diego, that I shot on August 22