Interesting Origins

As I am looking over my web statistics, I have noticed amidst all the trash links, (ones that supposedly indicate that people are visiting me via links on poker, viagra and sex sites), I noticed that the blog is attracting visitors from interesting locations.

I have cited Worker Bees blog a couple times in the last few weeks of course. (Okay, this weekend, I gotta add some reciprocal links in my sidebar–especially after reading her most recent entry and links about how men never link to women’s blogs)

However, I have found that my blog is listed in a Diva Marketing entry citing my tag line of “Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management” as a good way to carve out my niche.

I also have my first evident reader from overseas (may be readers since people have been following the link on his blog) in Peter Jentzsch who lives in Copenhagen and included my blog in the sidebar of his dance diffusion blog. He doesn’t actually say anything about me in the blog, but he did comment on one of my blog entries.

However, I did discover by reading his blog that has recently started a blog of their own. In fact, today’s entry links to an NPR story that addresses the RAND “Gift of A Muse” study that has spurred the debate on

C’mon, did you really think you were gonna read an entry this week where I didn’t mention it?

About Joe Patti

I have been writing Butts in the Seats (BitS) on topics of arts and cultural administration since 2004 (yikes!). Given the ever evolving concerns facing the sector, I have yet to exhaust the available subject matter. In addition to BitS, I am a founding contributor to the ArtsHacker ( website where I focus on topics related to boards, law, governance, policy and practice.

I am also an evangelist for the effort to Build Public Will For Arts and Culture being helmed by Arts Midwest and the Metropolitan Group. (

My most recent role was as Executive Director of the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.

Among the things I am most proud are having produced an opera in the Hawaiian language and a dance drama about Hawaii's snow goddess Poli'ahu while working as a Theater Manager in Hawaii. Though there are many more highlights than there is space here to list.


1 thought on “Interesting Origins”

  1. Thanks for the ping to Diva Marketing Blog. Reviewing blog stats and “pings” are a great way to discover new blogs. As a once upon a time theatre major, I love yours!


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