Posts Categorized: Blogging

Then what’s it for?

I had someone ask me the other day if my blog was helping me sell any books.  I paused a moment before replying and then, knowing what kind of response it would receive, I told him the blog wasn’t meant to sell any books.  Thus you have the titular comment for today’s post. This blog… Read more »

Spoiler alert

It’s a puzzler, make no doubt about it.  What to do?  What to do? When I first imagined this site, I thought of it as a journal, chronicling my travels as I wandered the cluttered, but strangely desolate, paths of fiction writing. In my mind, I had always pictured this as a ride with as… Read more »

Oops

It was bound to happen.  It was probably inevitable.  Still, I made it more than halfway through the year, so that’s something. After multiple updates to my blog and forum, I finally managed to obliterate my discussion board two days ago.  Poof!  Gone. Oh, the files are still there.  The directories are still there.  I… Read more »

A little bit of mish, a little bit of mash

Before starting this scintillating public blog, I used to blog more “privately” (it was still accessible by anyone who cared to look, I just never “advertised” it).  Occasionally, I would hit a day when I didn’t have anything that would take up an entire post, so I would blather a “potpourri” blog that day.  I… Read more »

I laugh so as not to weep

Yes, this was supposed to be on Friday, but these things happen. If you’ve been following along up until now, you’ve noticed the tone of the posts is usually light.  Even the occasional rant (such as Thursday’s) is hopefully accented to the positive.  That’s obviously on purpose. With the recent disaster in Japan fresh in… Read more »

This space for rent

I was about halfway through a long blog on memory when I stopped to reread it and discovered it was utterly boring. This creates quite a problem, since I can’t think of anything interesting to fill the space here today and yet I have committed to daily blogs.  That leads to the question of whether… Read more »

Briefly

It came to my attention after reviewing the recent blogs that many of these posts are long.  Given that some of you possibly have lives outside my website, I am designating this week as “brief post week”. There may be some cynical people out there that say this is nothing more than a transparent stunt… Read more »

Is it plagiarism if I do it to myself?

I’m on record (right here in this blog) saying I’ll keep to a strict daily blog for a minimum of the weekdays (there’s always the possibility of a bonus post over the weekend).  That’s a commitment I’m happy to keep and, while I have many topics that I can cover, another thought struck me during… Read more »

It was funny when I….

You can fill in the blank…wrote it, said it, thought it.  You know, you had to be there. The funny thing about trying to be funny is that the only thing you’re absolutely sure of is that you thought you were funny at the time. There are plenty of times when you are telling a… Read more »

Withholding comment

Time once again for our continuing series of random ponderings on life in cyberspace.  Today’s chapter:  Life as a website admin. Being but a tadpole in my writing career, I reasoned it would not be likely to need an administrator of my blog and message board.  Until I built up some mass with substantial sales, it… Read more »