E is for Established
I know the term is used mostly for business, but it can really apply to a multitude of things. But the problem with using it is the absence of a clear definition of when it can be claimed. When do you truly become ESTABLISHED?
How is it measured?
Money? Probably not, since there are plenty of businesses that have been around forever that barely make ends meet – and conversely there are companies who are out of business after just a few years of good fortune.
Maybe it’s a certain level of notoriety? Do 10,000 Facebook friends mean you’re established? 50,000? 250,000?
How about longevity? What length of time dictates the difference between struggling and established?
I’m not here to provide any answers…just to fuel the discussion. Myself…I feel I’m an established blogger. I’ve been around for six years (which is forever in blog years), have a decent amount of followers and generate a fair number of comments. As a writer…I’m anything but. Yes…I have an agent, but nothing in print yet. When I do become published I’ll join a LOT of writers who are selling books, but haven’t become established yet. When does that happen?
Anybody have an answer? What about an opinion?