Monday, September 04, 2006

Laboring Over the Blog

For those that know me, did you really think I would pass up the chance to say something like that? LOL!

Let’s talk about this blog. It was created in March 2006 for the purpose of providing Southern Magic’s members an opportunity to blog without having the responsibility of keeping a daily log. Those that volunteer are included into a schedule and someone posts every other day. While others didn’t wish to be included on the schedule, they still can occasionally post on "off days."

Southern Magic has over 50 members and continues to grow each year. I hope to see more members take an active part in the chapter and our community blog.

On the blog, we enjoy talking about writing. BUT we can blog about anything that strikes our fancy. One thing we’ve learned over the years, each experience in life helps us become a better writer.

I’ve found blogging a good exercise for my brain. Not only do others learn something about me, but I learn something about others. So far I’ve found out that I’m no crazier than many other writers.

I enjoy reading other blogs, too. To keep up with what’s going on in the market, what agents and editors think and what other authors are hearing. A few of the blogs I read at least a couple times a week are:

www.squawkradio.com
http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
http://misssnark.blogspot.com/
http://jenniferechols.livejournal.com/
http://www.romancingtheblog.com/blog/
http://spinstersandlunatics.blogspot.com/
http://www.writingplayground.blogspot.com/

Why do you blog? What do you expect out of the ones you read?

2 comments:

jennifer echols said...

Initially I started blogging because my agent told me it was good free publicity. Now I do it because the reading & writing community I've found online makes me feel a little less alone as I sit at my computer writing at 5:13 a.m. My favorite blog (besides this one, of course!) is Smart Bitches Trashy Books.

jennifer echols said...

Somehow I messed up the link above. It's http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com.