There's a blog party going on this weekend. Are you going? I am. And if you're here because of the labor day blog party: welcome!
On Speak Coffee to Me, the "About" page is now fully updated. Before there had been all that boring shit about education, etc. Now the education stuff is buried in an enchanting narrative. At least, it's meant to be enchanting. Or at least engaging. Anyway, it's a story not a CV, so hopefully it's interesting.
If you lurk, but do not follow, now would be a great time to click on the "Follow" button on the right-hand sidebar, just between the eileenwiedbrauk.com logo and the advertisements.
Funny and funny, corporate style.
Recent articles on the web about writers and social networking.
- From Writer Unboxed, how to use your facebook page to your advantage. Also from Writer Unboxed, why you don't need a facebook page.
- From Fine Printe Literary Management blog, "Social Networking 101" -- except all they really say is that you need a blog, then they discuss what to blog about. Answer: books! And be aware of your voice. Look! Now you don't even have to follow the link! As an example of voice they recommend the Bloggess. Sheesh. Talk about telling newbies to aim high.
- And lastly, a not-all-that-recent article from Writer's Digest on the subject of social networking. As always, Writer's Digest is only good for covering the basics in a bare fashion, but it's a good place to start if you don't know where to start.
- Next week I'll put up the semi-related links to thoughts regarding social networking and author promotion.
I'm not in possession of the black coffee mug at the moment; it's living at my father's house where it is sheltered by sentimentality surrounding it of which this blog is a symptom rather than a cause.