Friday, July 16, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog?

I must admit that the idea of blogging is a bit off-putting. I created a blog a couple of years ago, and planned to use it as a promotional platform for the book. I created a Google group, as well. The group was a more ideal means of communicating with contributors and allowed me to email contributors simultaneously, so the blog fell to the wayside.

I do not mind having my work critiqued. I think that I am a good writer, but my spelling skills are horrible. Really, ya’ll. I cannot spell! Spell-check is my very, very, very best friend! My atrocious spelling coupled with my work schedule just made daily blogging less appealing.

When my Wheatmark Inc. Account Manager suggested that I create a blog to market the book, I thought score. I already have a blog, but then it dawned on me that I would have to actually use the blog on a daily basis and try to figure out what I would discuss and then proof what I write so that I do not make a complete @ss out of myself. Yes, my spelling is just that bad.

So this it ya’ll. This is my venture into the opinionated and hopefully non-fleeting world of blogging. More to come soon...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

For a cover I would suggest my favorite cover artist. Introducing: Drum roll please....

Dieter Manero.
dieter.manero@gmail.com.

I love his work so much he is my only cover artist on 10 books. He even did my large print edition covers as well. So all told 20, the second ten were easier lol. Hope this helps with your question about a suggestion for a cover.

He really applies everything, and I mean everything, that you would want the cover to be. He also has great conception if you ask him for his opinion.

TalkaboutCancer said...

Thanks Anastasia. I will consider him.

Shelisa said...

I think it is great that you have decided to blog. I had no idea that you were a terrible with spelling. I have known you for 13 years, seems there is always something new one can learn about a friend.