ENOUGH ABOUT ME. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME?
Blogs. Why did you start yours?
I think the major reason most of us writers started ours was to further our writing careers. To bring attention to us and to our novels.
As with everything we do, our blog adventure brought us more than we bargained for. Friendship, a sense of community, and humor.
But what about our original motivation? Is it relevant anymore?
Of course, I want all of you to buy my latest book, BEST OF ENEMIES:
You want me to buy yours. I do. Each of you who put out a book is guaranteed one sale: mine.
As a blood courier, I may not have the time to read it right away, but I support the dreams of my friends as best I can.
But why do we come back to certain blogs? I believe because they entertain and inform us.
Take Lydia Kang:
and Alex Cavanaugh:
(Sorry, Alex, ladies first – even for fellow Kate Beckinsale fans.)
They talk about issues that relate to us, that inform us, or just give a shoulder pat of support –
to help us feel not quite so alone in the pursuit of our dreams.
They do not batter us with the blunt instrument of ME.
I fight allowing my blog to Twitter-devolve into me, me, more me. Oh, and did I mention me? If I have with the release of BEST OF ENEMIES, I apologize.
At least, I have tried to reward my friends with the chance of winning autographs of Robert Downey, Jr. and Michael Whelan.
AT&T has exiled me from the internet at home. The 21st they promise (again) that I will be activated.
Nearly a month and I have not been able to visit my friends. I hate that. I hope you have missed me. (LOL – more me, right?)
What guidelines steer your blogs? What do you hate about some blogs?
(I have removed my book trailers that have slowed down your computers as a courtesy –
Actually I have put them on a separate page for which I have as yet to figure out how to put a link on my main page! LOL.)
And here is the music that strums in the head of Victor Standish in BEST OF ENEMIES as dragons attack the Blackhawk helicopter, being piloted by Samuel McCord:
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