This morning marks day 5 of my flu and day 2 of my son's own case; thus, while he is recovering, I am diving head first into stir-craziness (as one can obviously attain from my vocabulary).
No worries. 5:00 AM found me on the prowl for new and refreshing reading material and when I spied my 2013 copy of Writer's Market, I just knew that was the fuel I needed.
How many of you have actually read a copy of Writer's Market? I mean, really read the content; not raced frantically to the publisher/agent listings with an indignant attitude of not yet being discovered? There is some really informative stuff located in the pages prior to those discouraging lists.
Robert Lee Brewer, editor of said gospel, offers some much needed advice and very reader friendly tips on pages 161-174 for the social media flunky (like me) and I even enjoyed his From the Editor piece. You're a cutie, Robert Lee Brewer; and, no, I'm not flirting, but my sleep deprived, fever raged brain is feeling a little weird these last few hours. I am hoping that my first shower in several days (I know, TMI) will help clear up a few things for me.
I have read/re-read Blogging Basics:Get the Most Out of Your Blog enough that I could possibly pass the pop quiz, but hope it doesn't come to that. My plan is to implement as many tips given here as I can. So, add that to my little ol' New Year's Resolution list and we'll see where it takes me.
Here's a run down of what I need to be doing, though:
*start small, but blog regularly (Working on that!)
*identify my blogging goals (Hmmm....)
*post relevant, useful content (It's ll relevant to me!)
*write well, but be concise ( )
*respond to comments made to my posts (I will when they come!)
*experiment (I think I've got that one nailed.)
*Find like-minded bloggers (while parenting, teaching, writing, blogging, reading, cleaning, cooking, wifing, etc.) and link to them (huh?)
Okay, Robert Lee Brewer, I am going to take a well-needed hygiene break, and I'll be back to earn my keep as a head-of-the-class blogger real soon!