World Literary Cafe has a Blog Follow going on. I signed up and dove in and spent the last couple of hours blog hopping.
Blog hopping for people like who didn’t know, is where like-interest blogs link up, usually through some place like WLC. You can just follow the links to hop from one to another. Somewhere in there are blogs that are involved in multiple hops and I frequently found myself tumbling way outside the bounds of writing and publishing into blogs about everything from recipes to someone’s running log of his children’s growth.
At any rate, you follow the blogs you find you like, if you can figure out how to do so. (I couldn’t always figure it out. If it’s that complicated, why bother?)
Here’s a link to the WLC Blog Follow if anyone else wants to jump in.
Yeah, there’s a lot of crap out there. Here’s hoping The Naive Optimist is not near the bottom. A lot of them were entirely shameless self-promotions. I know we’re all supposed to be doing self-promoting, and if it works, great. That’s what all blogs are really about at heart, including The Naive Optimist. But it doesn’t have to be entirely shameless. You can try to give something while you try self-promotion. And I don’t mean free downloads of your novel.
I was hopping for a specific purpose. I want to find like-minded bloggers who actively explore the dynamics of going from dreamer to published author. In otherwords, what I write about. I want to find someone else’s experiences, thoughts and ideas, maybe link to some, maybe steal some. No, I don’t plagerize. I get inspired.
I must have gone through 50 or 60 blogs but I didn’t find much
Marta Szemik’s blog was interesting. She even has something going on called the “Insecure Writer’s Support Group” which I might one day join. Bill Johnson’s blog A Story Is A Promise has a really cool name and some worthy musings.
So if you know of blogs such as these (and I’ve previously mentioned others inn past posts) feel free to drop me a comment or an e-mail or put a note a bottle and throw it my way.