We admire a blogger who is prolific and relevant, but sometimes we just want to communicate a small snippet of information on our blog. We want to create quality on our blogs as we write, but is it worth the time writing it that could go into a poem or a novel?
What about headlines or proper formatting? It seems like a lot of trouble for just another blog.
And how many people are actually reading the blog to the end or just passing through to the next blog post? And do we want all those people reading your blog, or do we want serious literary people following us?
I’m in the process of having a book published, and there is a lot of work surrounding the book. I also know that consistency is important in a blog, so I’m trying to blog once a week, on Thursdays, with announcements, as they arise, on Tuesdays.
I’m going to be featured reader for the Straw Dog Writers Guild on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm.
If you’d like to hear me read from my new book of poetry, Touch My Head Softly, about my ex who died of Alzheimer’s, send a request for a link to: email@example.com.
I don’t know about you but I have a new book coming out from Finishing Line Press, Touch My Head Softly, and I have been doing several zoom readings.
If you are like me, and used to giving in-person readings, the zoom reading is different and has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
You have a larger potential audience, as people don’t have to travel to get to you and can “zoom-in” from all over the world.
However, I find it’s tricky to keep facial and eye contact with so many little screen faces. I did a webinar recently, and was unable to see my audience at all.
To try to overcome this, I try reading to a live person before and/or a live practice session on zoom with another person. Then I ask for feedback. You alsohave the advantage of screen sharing with zoom. With screen share you have the advantage of offering a visual to accompany your words, but again the down-side is that you cannot see your audience at all.
If you’re interested in attending my next zoom meeting, register at:
For all my followers: I will announce new publications on Tuesday and blog now on Thursday.
Here’s my first new publication:
It’s from Audible. A really fun audio book called a five minute sample of a sci-fi time travel audiobook Places You Will Be From by Shirley Nomakeo. There’s a five minute sample you can listen to here:
I’m very excited about my new book cover, designed by Jasmine Hernandez. My collection is about my partner who died of Alzheimer’s in his sixties. The cover art is an abstract rorschach of a brain. It works so beautifully. The book will be available to order at FinishingLinePress.com mid September.