Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfest: Day Two

  • How and when you started blogging? 
  • I began blogging in 2010. I started a blog for Homemakers entitled Guiding Your Home. I didn't do too well with it and I eventually just let it slip by. I was inspired by the movie "Julie and Julia" and thought if she could write a blog to learn more, so could I. But I didn't accomplish what I wanted. When I decided to seek publication for my books, I noticed many agent wanted to look at your social media platforms. I thought I'd better start a blog about writing. I must admit, I still don't have a Twitter/Facebook or anything else. I have hired a web designer and marketer who has worked tirelessly to help me out. So hopefully in the near future, I will have more going on than blog. 
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  • What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
  •  I hope to make my blog a place where other writers, authors and readers can learn, enjoy friendships, relax and just have a good time. I want to start writers conferences and Q and A seminars, book tours...oh wait. I'm doing that all ready! I love hosting my book tours. Authors work so hard to get there books published and by helping others promote good stories is something I look forward to doing. I love to see the successes of others and if I can put a smile on someones face and a happy feeling in their heart, then i have done something I can feel good about. That puts a smile on MY face! 
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16 comments:

  1. I love your reasons for blogging, and your blogging aims. It's great coming together with other writers to form a network.

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  2. Thank you! I really do appreciate that! I look forward to finding some new writing friends:)

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  3. Hey! Nice and informative post. I should congratulate you on winning the contest on that particular post but I'm lazy, so here goes- Congrats .

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  4. Here's to being lazy:) We all need some rest every now and then, right?
    Thanks for coming over today! Grab some lemonade and pull up a chair on the front porch. It's going to be a hot one today:)

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  5. I would definitely like to get into doing book tours. Great post!

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  6. They are so fun to do. Not only do you get to know the author in a more personal way, you meet great friends. It's also a wonderful creative outlet:)
    Thanks!!!

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  7. Your goals are excellent! And don't worry, I'm not on Facebook either.

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  8. Thanks Alex! Good. All Facebook fans close your ears. Is Facebook a necessity. Shhh! Don't tell I asked this question.

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  9. Dude, I can so relate to not having Facebook or Twitter. I did Facebook for a few months and it was too too weird with all my high school...um...friends?...wanting to be my friend. I may start a Facebook page in one of my characters names of my novel if it gets published, but that is IT. LOL. I love blogging, though. I meet people, my friends can see what I'm up to, and there is plenty of space to just write. IMHO, blogging is way better than all that. Sorry for the rant. I like your goals!

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    1. I like blogging, too! And it's so much more fun now that I have a few people to talk to:)

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  10. Ohh, I love this. (: Most bloggers have an ulterior motive, but not you! You angel, wanting to help people. PSHT.

    I'm kidding. (; It's awesome. And by the way, I love Facebook. It lets me spy on people. :D

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  11. I'm so undecided about Facebook. Is it really needed for an author? That's the Question I need answered.

    But, I do enjoy making others smile...

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  12. Love your reason for starting. And that's quite a lovely goal you have there. ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Aldrea! When you enjoy what you are doing it doesn't seem like work at, so why not set goals that you WANT to reach:)

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  13. Ohmygoodness! I'm so far behind but I'm working on it right now! My little boy broke his arm so I've been at doctors offices and hospitals and back again.. it's been crazy!! I just got in touch with Hannah from Candy Apple Books and I'm waiiting to hear from her! I'm so sorry that I took so long! And what a nice post from you Talyn! Don't worry! You are doing something good!! :)

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  14. Don't worry Crystal. It's all here whenever you get the time!

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