06 Dec

News Nuggets

Posted in News

Today will be a short post, but I simply had to write an update to tell you all two exciting things!

Please bear with me as I start today’s post with a shameless plug.  I was interviewed on the StoryADay.org blog and the interview was posted today!  This is the first time I’ve been interviewed anywhere so I’m super-excited.  If you want to read about my story-writing experience and learn more about this awesome project called Story A Day, you can read all about it here.

Also, if you haven’t heard about Figment and you’re into writing (especially Teen literature) you absolutely must check out this site.  It just launched today and it is co-founded by Dana Goodyear, staff writer at The New Yorker, and Jacob Lewis, former Managing Editor at The New Yorker and Condé Nast Portfolio.  Um… shall we say awesome?  Anyway, I’ve already joined the Figment network because I have a hunch this is gonna be so super-cool.  (If you join, look me up and friend me, ‘k?)  Over the next few weeks I’ll be exploring everything this site has to offer and posting more about it soon.

That’s all the news I have for now.  Have an iggitastic day!


28 Apr

To Blog or Not To Blog?

Posted in Blog, News

Last Thursday, Literary Lab published a post about blogging, aptly titled: Who Cares if You Blog?  This post dispels all those myths one might believe in about how a meek little writer-blog suddenly gets a book deal simply on the merits of it’s wonderful blogginess.  Sure we’ve all heard of bloggers who ended up with book deals but in many cases it’s tough to know which came first: the hefty blog readership or the book.

As Literary Lab eloquently puts it: “you’re just another person with a blog, and we all have blogs and it’s nothing special. What is special is writing a good book.”  Which then begs the question: why do we blog?  I blog because it keeps my otherwise unstructured life on a schedule and gives me focus.  I blog because I love being part of a community of writers and readers.  I blog because it gives me a low-pressure venue for my writing.

Who cares if we blog?  Clearly, we’re here because we do care, because the blogosphere gives us something of value, whether it be simply a procrastination tool during a dull workday or something more.  So now I turn this question to the blog authors out there: why do you blog and why do you read blogs?


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