Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunday Surfing

I was a little skimpy with the links last week and for that I apologize.  Those dang priorities.  Hopefully this week's batch of links will make up for last week's batch.

Surf's Up!

How to Blog (A Beginners Guide for Authors): Part 1 and Part 2

Write Your Author Bio Now

The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups

Slushpile and Editor Mind

Fantasy Faction discussion forum

Get Started Guide: Blogging for Writers (Focused more on WordPress)

The Physics of Science Fiction  (Yeah, I get nerdy.)

10 Questions Your Readers Shouldn’t Have to Ask

Amazon.com Free and .$99 book listing (Flurries of Words)

Don’t Get Rejected Before Agents Even Read a Word

20 comments:

  1. So many links! I'm especially intrigued by the last one, since I never seem to get past the querying stage....

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    1. It was a good article. Good luck with your querying!

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  2. As always thanks for the links.

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    1. I'm glad! I learned long ago to embrace the nerd within. ;-)

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  4. Thanks for the links, but I would be more than happy if I could learn more about blogging. I am totally lost! How can I generate more followers? I write on a lot of other blogs, but I feel I get very little in return. I just feel puzzled as to how some people get hundreds of comments. {Sigh} It is very disheartening.

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    1. Hey, Megan! I'm not sure I'm the best person to ask about gaining new followers. I've come to the conclusion that a smaller count can actually be better in some regards. Many people won't comment on blogs that have thousands (or even hundreds) of followers. And the larger a target audience grows the more I scrutinize my posts and hesitate to click "Publish" to the point of obsessive proofing.

      However, following and corresponding with other like-minded bloggers, commenting on their posts and "advertising" when you have new posts available (via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) are almost a necessity.

      Just keep in mind that people join other blogs for a wide variety of reasons, most of them selfish to some degree. And a person's tendency to comment is just as unpredictable.

      I, for instance, rarely post a comment unless I feel like I have something worth saying, whether it be a thanks, a (hopefully) witty remark, a question, etc. Take poetry, for example; seldom do I feel qualified to comment on it. I like it, but often poetry's subtleties are lost to me.

      I do, however, try to always reply to comments on my blog and usually do so via the blog so that others can see and know that I appreciate, read and respond to them.

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    1. Sometimes. And then sometimes I sit and scratch my head with that unmistakable expression of confusion, whispering to myself, "No way." 'Tis fun finding the little gems strewn about cyberspace.

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  6. Awesome awesome!!
    Love these links!
    I know they will come in handy!

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    1. Excellent! If one person finds one link I provided helpful then I consider my efforts a success! (There really are some good articles out there to be found. I just wish I had more time to hunt them all down.)

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  7. Thanks for sharing all your new-found treasures with us! :)

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    1. You're welcome! Life is more fun when sharing!

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