I’m going to admit I spend all day on the computer, but do very little internet surfing. I have places I hang out, but I don’t have a regular route of blogs I visit. I find posts via other people who post the links on the loops I frequent. If they didn’t, I wouldn’t see some really good, thought provoking stuff. I just want to share with you some great places I’ve been this past week.

Like Maureen Johnson’s great post on social media and a call to authors who choose NOT to brand themselves. (Note: This blog was posted in the summer, but this is the first time I’ve seen it.) This approach isn’t for every author, but she makes some great points. Everyone is screaming for authors to get out there and market themselves on every social media platform available. Yes, I believe it’s important to market onesself, but I really like Ms. Johnson’s take on things.

Julia Barrett did a great three part series on “The Secret Success of Romance”. Unfortunately, the people who need to see this post aren’t the smart and talented readers and authors stopping by. It really needs to get out to the people out in the blogosphere who still believe the romance genre involves Neanderthal Dukes bullying women and virgin waifs who do nothing but simper and whine. It’s a great series. You should check it out and then repost it … perhaps it will go viral and help educate the masses who wouldn’t pick up a “bodice ripper” novel if their life depended on it.

And this shout out goes to a good friend, Constance Ruth Clark whose debut release is coming out in May 2011 from Lyrical Press. She’s been blogging for awhile and now is on bed rest for a couple of weeks. Why don’t you head on over there and show her some comment love, she could use the company.

Of course I’ve got internet surfing on the brain as I’m gearing up for a two week blog tour (which is kind of like a virtually book signing without the fur of having cookies and coffee) to promote “Maid for Master“. Here’s the schedule:

Dirty Sexy Books: Jan 12 RELEASE DAY!
Amber Skyze: Jan 17
Tina Donahue: Jan 18
Adele Dubois: Jan 19
Romance Books R Us: Jan 20
Julia Barrett’s World: Jan 21
Taige Crenshaw: Jan 22
Francesca Hawley: Jan 24
Renee Vincent: Jan 25

I’ll be posting different guest spots and there will be a give away to one lucky commenter chosen from all the guest posts. So please stop by and say hello to my hosts!

And of course if you have some time on your hands, feel free to swing over HERE. It’s become one of my favorite places to hang out and drool. 😉

0 Responses to Surfing Saturday

  • Nice surfer girl! Thanks for the viral wishes – yeah, one can only hope. I do feel like I’m preaching to the choir most of the time. We are not a bunch of dummies!
    I’ll stop over and say hey to your friend and I look forward to your new release!

    • Julia – I really do hope your blog posts get out into the world. They are very good. I can’t wait until Wednesday. Don’t you love release day?

  • Nina, I have a few places that I stop by on a regular basis, and your blog is one of them. There is always something interesting to read.

  • I have places I go to when I am on the net like blogs. I use to spend time on sites that were just a time killer but not anymore…With the little time I have I pretty much work and catch up on blogs.

    • Savannah – There really are some great places to stop and interesting information to glean from the internet. Unless someone points me in that direction, I don’t really have the time or energy to make regular visits to blogs, no matter how good they are.

  • Thanks for the shout out Nina! I appreciate the love! Still on bed rest and looks like I might have baby as early as this weekend if things start moving faster. How funny is is that both baby and book were “conceived” in the same month but baby “cooks” faster!

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