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Offline Arry

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 04:01:28 PM »
Everyone else has one. Why not?

1) Good question. It's new, it may just be a place for me to keep track of reviews I send out other places, or it may become place where I will post more.
2) Mainly reviews, but also some random musings over other genre related topics as they strike me (or thats the plan. Only have one of those so far).
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4) I've found I like to write the occasional review and I wanted somewhere to "collect" them. :) And sometimes, I have other genre topics that I think I'd like to write about.

I feel like such a lemming.
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 03:05:39 PM »
I recently started a blog to go along with getting my first published novel out there - just general thoughts on publishing, writing, game development, and so on. I don't update it too often, but I do try to write something interesting every few weeks. It's more autobiographical than analytical.

goodreads.com/author/show/7171696.T_Eric_Bakutis/blog

If I had to say why I started blogging, I'd say it's simply because I felt like sharing. :)

Edit: My blog has actually moved to Wordpress, and there have been many updates since I posted this! My current blog, where I talk all about virtual reality, game design, and writing, is called Gamewords, and can be found here.

http://tebakutis.wordpress.com/
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2013, 01:34:51 AM »
This is a little off topic, but I just thought I'd let people know I've discontinued Travels Through Iest. There are reasons behind it which are in the final post. Anyone from here who followed it thanks. I may start another one up in the near future, but that will be about a YA fantasy adventure called Realmspace that I've written and my efforts to try and get it published. Thanks.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Offline Sherwood H Smith

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2013, 09:08:20 AM »
1. It is, as many have said, an authorial presence and marketing tool that the experts seem to recommend these days.

2. I post random thoughts about writing, subjects connected with fantasy/the book and generally anything that I think might be of interest. I'm gloing to start putting some short extracts on it too.

3. http://vispadjinn.com

4. I have another blog connected with my work as a self employed tutor so I had already acquired the habit of blogging. I did start this one primarily for marketing but i do enjoy the feeling of connecting with  readers out there .....well, maybe a few....

Offline JoeBrewing

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 05:30:20 PM »
1. It's a wordpress hosted blog. I use it for all kinds of things.
2. Like I said in #1, I tend to blog about a little of everything. I own a small brewery so I blog about my beers and craft beer related things. I blog about techniques for utilizing social media. I blog about various different things in geek culture. Lately I've mostly been blogging about the novel I'm about to self publish. I don't do it to try to push it down people's throats. I hate doing that. I've mostly been blogging about it a lot lately because I am so close to having it out there and, well, I'm quite excited about that.
3. http://joebrewing.wordpress.com
4. I started a blog because I thought I should try to expand my web presence. With both an operating business and a pending self published novel, I imagined that both could benefit from me having a larger web presence.

I LOVE doing guest blogs. If any of you want someone to do a guest blog for your site then I would love to take a stab at it. I have been doing a lot of guest blogs from the POV of a character from my novel named Azrael lately. They really are a lot of fun to write and I write them where he discusses whatever the blog site would normally discuss.

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2013, 06:45:15 AM »
Making a second entry here, which I guess is kind of cheating, but I wound up one blog and I have started another, which is different:
1) What's your blog? It's on blogger and it's mostly me talking.
2) What sort of stuff do you write about? (Your own short fiction, fantasy book reviews, SF book reviews, gender politics, photos of your garden, whatever...) It was started largely because I have a recently completed YA fantasy adventure (Realmspace) that I am endeavouring to get published and I thought it might be an idea to blog the experience as well as discuss the writing and the concept.
3) What's the URL? http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com.
4) Why'd you start blogging and/or what do you like best about it? I started blogging to chronicle the reading of the epic graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark and it morphed into a review blog (the recently closed http://travelsthroughiest.blogspot.com). I got rather disillusioned with the whole review thing, but I do like putting thoughts out there and interacting with the occasional visitor I do get.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2013, 04:42:09 PM »
1) The relief of a heavy heart.
2)Just rants about life. Im thinking to add short stories, book reviews, etc..
3) http://enygmatiic.wordpress.com/
4)I don't know :s
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 09:48:05 PM »
*waves* Hi, everybody.

I haven't been blogging long, but Manic Pixie Dream Worlds is a blog about the intersectionality of feminism, other historically underrepresented populations, geek culture, tropes and characters other broad writing topics, and of course spec fiction, with the requisite amounts of both gushing and ranting.  http://manicpixiedreamworlds.wordpress.com/
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Offline David Gullen

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2014, 10:06:52 PM »
1) A writer's blog, with occassional random stuff.
2) Flash fiction every Friday, and I'm currently also posting a weekly 'Top Ten Writing Tips' article.
Free stories (reprints) about once a month, occassional reviews and other mutterings.
3) davidgullen.com
4) One good thing for me is it makes me write a new story every week, which has taught me the useful lesson that I can actually do that. For you - I think that's for you decide!

Offline L.K. Evans

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 11:54:42 PM »
I'm just starting to get into a blog schedule of posting twice a week. Mainly, it's reviews for fantasy (epic/sword/sorcery) books (though the last one and the one tomorrow are for crime/mystery books I just read). If I don't have a review ready, I'll talk about my writing. Posting twice a week is relatively new, so who knows what'll go up.

The link: http://www.booksbylkevans.com

I initially started it as a place to promote my book (and I still have a page for it), but I found I really enjoyed doing reviews more than ranting on about myself. Bad marketing, I know. Oh well. Gotta do what you love.

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 11:16:34 AM »
Got a blog at http://thesearemywickedwords.wordpress.com, but that is gradually being moved over to the blog function on http://www.wickedwords.co.uk

The main theme is my own writing and the Wicked Words Quarterly e-zine

It may also have other peoples writing on it as well, but not too sure about that yet
Wicked Words Quarterly - http://www.wickedwords.co.uk

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Offline Gaie Sebold

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 09:32:40 PM »
I've actually got two! One is www.scalentine.gaiesebold.com; which contains fictional extracts from the world of my Babylon Steel series (letters to Babylon asking for - ahem - romantic advice, notes from the Chief of the Militia's casebook, occasional short stories and so on).  The other, www.gaiesebold.com, is more general rambling about life, writing, and occasionally whiskey.
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Offline alexs

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2014, 07:24:32 PM »
http://thelightdream.blogspot.co.uk/

My blog related to both my electronic music and digital SF&S artwork (which ever I'm working on at the time). I'll waffle on about influences, science fiction and synesthesia too!

Offline Phil the Drill

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2014, 05:04:53 AM »
Cool thread and a good way to find a bunch of blogs since I've been kind of starved for them as of late (mostly I read terribleminds and a couple of others).

1) What's your blog?
It's called Philip Overby's Fantasy Free-for-All. It basically means anything fantasy related, I'll write about it. Greatest fantasy door knobs? Yep, if I feel like it.

2) What sort of stuff do you write about? (Your own short fiction, fantasy book reviews, SF book reviews, gender politics, photos of your garden, whatever...) I've recently started posting stories, including a blog exclusive series of shorts, but mostly it's writing topics, writer interviews, book reviews, a series I do called Judging a Book by Its Cover (I talk about what I think a book is about based solely on its cool cover), Bad Fantasy Art (I make bad art with MS Paint), and other weird junk.

3) What's the URL? http://www.philipoverbyfantasy.blogspot.jp/

4) Why'd you start blogging and/or what do you like best about it? I used to have a blog I did about Japan, but I ran out of stuff to talk about recently and decided fantasy is my first love. Therefore I decided to dedicate a blog to anything and everything fantasy. It's a bit all over the place, but I kind of like that since I feel like my content can be anything. What I like most about it is that I get to experiment with different kinds of posts and see what generates the most interest. I did one article about how fantasy writers can learn from Breaking Bad which I enjoyed writing. The Bad Fantasy Art series is new, but I love doing that so far also.

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Offline J Wade Harrell

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2014, 07:59:30 AM »
It strikes me that our member blogs thread has kind of fizzled out. So let's kick that back into gear:

1) What's your blog?
2) What sort of stuff do you write about? (Your own short fiction, fantasy book reviews, SF book reviews, gender politics, photos of your garden, whatever...)
3) What's the URL?
4) Why'd you start blogging and/or what do you like best about it?

Go!

1) J. Wade Harrell Fantasy World
2) Fantasy (heriod / sword and sorcery short stories and novellas)
3) www.jwadeharrell.com  or jwadeharrell.wordpress.com
4) To publicize my fantasy work and to to also share some views on various subjects and display some of my photography
J. Wade Harrell
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