Hi. I’m Elizabeth Williams Bushey, and I created Inkless Tales about eight years ago, because I can draw, I can write, I can program for the web, I can make music, and I love reading, math, science and more. Since at the time, there was nothing like it on the Web for my own kids, I put this up.
I was determined to SHOW my daughters, not just TELL them, that a single person, as long as they never gave up, genuinely CAN make a difference in the whole wide world, no matter how small they may feel.
Not only that: I was determined to show every kid I could reach that SO COULD THEY. SO CAN ANYONE, as long as they DON’T GIVE UP.
So can parents.
Below is a screenshot from my Google Analytics, a feature web masters can sign up for that tracks how many visitors a web site gets, and where they come from. It offers a map of the planet. Everywhere the map is green, you have visitors; everywhere the map is white, you have none.
You may note that nowhere on the planet do you find any white spots, anywhere.
Literally EVERY spot on the globe visits Inkless Tales.
It’s translated – usually by Google, although I speak several languages myself, into between 50 and 100 languages each month.
The site gets up to two million hits a month, averaging about 100-125K page views.
That’s a lot of company each month. I try to keep the place tidy.
I began the site because at the time, there was nothing else like it on the Web for kids. Nothing that was bona-fide safe. Nothing that was quality. When the American Library Association called the site “easy to navigate,” it was one of the best compliments I’d ever gotten.
So I began. Although I have experience as a journalist (I used to be a newspaper columnist), and a background in public relations and marketing, I’ve never done any real selling, PR, or marketing of the site – although for the sake of convenience, there IS a fact sheet here on the site, for anyone interested in making an inquiry.
Still. the site grew, and grew, and grew, until – well, as you can see from the graphic above – it’s gotten a global reach.
The most I hope now, is to inspire kids – and their parents – to do the same. Find something you love, and feel confident. Never give up. Turns out: one single person can really, truly, make a difference.
As long as they never give up.
Write me anytime – I still answer every letter, and I LOVE mail.
P.S.: SHHH…. Want to see a secret
PHOTO FAR LEFT: Left: Ada Lovelace. Right: Bernoulli Fibonacci. These are “The Math Monsters” from the upcoming web show, “Elizabeth’s Attic” soon-to-be launched on Inkless Tales. PHOTO, RIGHT: Van Dragison, the Jazz Dragon, from the upcoming web show, “Elizabeth’s Attic.”