I decided to share a few blog links that I like to follow. A lot of bloggers have catchy little phrases that help their readers know what’s coming. I was going to post Five for Friday, but then I realized it was only Thursday. But that’s okay because I can do Three for Thursday. Unfortunately, I had already picked out and copied links to four blogs I wanted to share today. See, that’s one of the reasons the concept of regular topics posted by day of the week is never going to work for me. I have trouble with pre-defined limits. I also have trouble sticking to a schedule. We might as well just go ahead and throw self-discipline in there too.
Drum roll. Here they are.
After yesterday’s post about faith, I found this post by LeRoy Dean from the Wordsmith’s Desk on the Need to Know. His posts are short, easily manageable, and inspirational. You might want to visit this link, then go to his homepage and scroll down for a little bit until something catches your fancy.
Publatariat, founded by author of the indie author guide, April L. Hamilton, is a newsletter that publishes helpful information for self-publishers. If you are on that journey, you might want to subscribe (for free). It is packed full of helpful information and links.
Bob Mayer has 20 years of traditional and two years of indie publishing experience. His recent blog post, If I Were a Newly Self-Published Author, What Steps Would I Take To Succeed? contains some helpful advice. Again, if this is your journey, his blog may be one you subscribe to or bookmark.
Kristen Lamb is a social media guru, successful author with two books out about social media and blogging, and very nice person. Her recent blog post Understanding Influence, Making the Most of Our Time on Social Media, is worth the time for anyone who is trying to understand and build that elusive platform.
That’s three plus one.
But I have to add one more. See what I mean?
I want you to see something my brilliant and talented son Matthew just posted on his Facebook page. He works in Buffalo, NY for Fisher Price by day and is a manic artist and muralist by night. It’s on Tumblr at BigBluTeddyBear (although he now calls it Ogre Hungry for reasons unknown.)
I hope you at least clicked on Matt’s artwork because it’s pretty cool.
You can find links to some of the other blogs I follow at my Rapunzel Speaks and Gives Awards post from March 29.