Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!

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Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!

Whether you are using blogging as a way to let the world get to know you, market your book, or prepare the world for your talents, the form offers so many options it can be overwhelming. Let's network and share approaches. Bloggers unite!

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What did you blog about today?

Started by Laura Didyk. Last reply by Liz Shaw 2 hours ago. 13645 Replies

New Members: Visit Here First!

Started by Laura Didyk. Last reply by RH Ramsey yesterday. 478 Replies

Balancing Blogging and the Rest of Your Life

Started by Courtney Birst. Last reply by Courtney Birst yesterday. 6 Replies

Blogger versus WordPress?

Started by Leanne Sparks. Last reply by Krystol Diggs Mar 21. 15 Replies

Seriosly, Seeking Comic Haiku

Started by Alle C. Hall Feb 13. 0 Replies

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Comment by Monica Brand on August 21, 2009 at 1:18pm
Hello! Just a quick intro. I'm Monica, another blogger with aspirations to write something other than a 500 word blog post. I'm glad to be here, this site looks great and just what I need: to think of myself as a writer and not just a blogger. There's a big difference, right?

When not sucked into the blogosphere, twitter and facebook, I'm a home schooling mom of four. I love coffee. Special kudos to Amy Sue Nathan for luring me over here.
Comment by Lynn Voedisch on August 20, 2009 at 5:55pm
Gloria: No one has ever accused me of being organized enough to prioritize. The blog was just in the way, so I shut it down for a while. You have to go for drastic methods sometimes. I also have never been known to clear my desk. I once saw a bumper sticker: "A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." I liked that one.
Anne: I tried to get a MA in creative writing at over 50 (I'm sensitive about my age, but I could join AARP), and they turned me down, twice! It was really such a joke. They kept saying I wrote science fiction, when I have never written sci-fi in my life. A professor friend at the university said it can all be traced back to the presence of a computer in one of my writing samples. So they trashed me on that basis! I decided who needs it? And I lost all interest in graduate studies since. Do you blame me?
Comment by GloriaFeldt on August 20, 2009 at 9:12am
Veronica and Lynn, thanks for your replies to my query. I like to *think* I am making a strategic decision to grow my social network rather than simply letting them suck up my time. I hope I'm not deluding myself :-). I don't pretend to be a journalist--I merely pontificate--so that helps. But Lynn, as I sit here needing to clear my desk and my brain to concentrate on writing the first full draft of my book, I so admire your ability to prioritize and even just say no when you need to.
Comment by Anne Manyak on August 20, 2009 at 12:32am
Hi All, I'm Anne and I've just joined this group and She Writes. I hope that some of you will follow my blog, Earning a MBA @ 50, which will chronicle my adventures in grad school as a menopausal mama! I'm figuring out blogging as I go and I look forward to learning about blogs and you in this group. Cheers!
Comment by Lynn Voedisch on August 19, 2009 at 8:27pm
Gloria: I had to suspend my blog for a while so I could get the editing done on my novel manuscript. (Now I find out that the copy editing wasn't quite done, so there's more to do.) But the blog really got in the way of actual work getting done. It was really hard. My social networking went down to just visiting Facebook now and then--and I can keep that down to just 10 minutes in and out. I just gave up on Twitter. It seemed so pointless. But I'm blogging again, and now I have to build the audience back up again. Lots of family stuff going on, so that's a major distraction. Soon the ms. will be back in my lap and that will also be something I have to do. It's hard to keep the balls in the air. At least I decided to just stop kidding myself about freelancing. There's nothing out there and I've decided to stop pretending that I'm going to sell something. Journalism is in a death spiral. So, I'm going to concentrate on the book first, blogging second, and if I can get over here, great.
Comment by Michelle Cantrell on August 19, 2009 at 1:36pm

Have any of you seen this picture in Glamour magazine? The outpouring of enthusiasm for Glamour featuring a picture of a beautiful woman who actually has body fat and stretch marks has been remarkable. I'm encouraging everyone to spread the word, and write letters to the editor to tell them we want more! Here's my letter to Glamour.
Comment by Veronica Arreola on August 18, 2009 at 6:36pm
I feel the same way, Gloria. Althou I have say that I'm also torn between writing for 2 sites on a regular basis, thus my negligence of my blog is (hopefully) due to me being productive and having a larger audience elsewhere.
Comment by GloriaFeldt on August 18, 2009 at 5:48pm
Hi everyone. I'm interested in getting your thoughts regarding the amount of time you spend on your blog now, in comparison to social media. I find myself spending more time on Twitter and Facebook, because the number of people I reach there is growing but the number of people coming to my website is staying about the same. What are your experiences? How do you feel about the allocation of your time and attention?
Comment by Aspen Baker on August 16, 2009 at 5:32pm
I was already excited to see SheWrite's member Juliette's piece in Marie Claire featuring the voices of 2 women post-abortion. http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/latest/abortion-debate

Now, I'm excited for Glamours editorial on how to create more productive dialogue on the topic. My thoughts on it here: http://aspenbaker.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/glamour-magazine-declares-its-time-to-make-peace-on-abortion/
Comment by Laura Didyk on August 12, 2009 at 8:14pm
Here's the contest link, easier to get to to! : )
http://www.creativenonfiction.org/blog_nomination_open.html
 

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