Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stepping a toe into the blogosphere….

Hi. My name is Heather. And I am a Luddite.

Okay, not quite a Luddite. After all, I do love my new netbook (it’s pink!) and my schmancy new Keurig coffee maker totally rocks, but suffice it to say this is my first attempt at blogging. I don’t Tweet. Facebook? My Space? Oh my gosh, I’m so far behind. I do actually have accounts on those two sites (as a dear friend of mine forced me at virtual knifepoint), but I haven’t touched them since signing up. I suppose one of these days I will have to figure all of that out, too.

The sad part of this is that I’m only in my thirties. I don’t even have the excuse of not knowing how to work a computer… (Does having an 18 month old who won’t let me anywhere near a keyboard or mouse while he’s awake count?)

So why, you ask, am I starting a blog? Because even a youngish technophobe like myself recognizes that the internet is THE venue in which to connect with people – friends, family, other writers, agents, editors and hopefully someday, readers!

I’m sure I’ll start slow. Remember that 18 month old? Well, I have to use every spare second of nap-time to actually get my writing done. But I hope in the months ahead to build on this humble beginning and create a blog we’ll both (you and I, that is…he’s too young) find interesting!

For now, I’ll leave you with a question. Since I am new to the blogging world, why don’t you share with me what you love about your favorite blogs and why you read them? I’d love to learn from those more savvy than me!

Until later,


  1. Welcome to the World of Blogs!!

    You can have lots of fun in blogosphere, but you can also get sucked into spending too much time on it. My favorite blogs have a mix of lots of different stuff. They'll give helpful writing advice, tell a bit about their personal life, review some of the good stuff they've been reading lately, share neat recipes, host fun games, start in-depth discussions, and interview other authors out there.

    I'd tell you who my favs are, but the list is too long to put here. You could always stop by my blog and check out My Favortites Blog List there though.

    Once again, welcome. And Good Luck on this new endeavor.

  2. Heather! It's great to see you out here in the blogosphere.

    Everything Linda said, plus this -- encourage conversation make it easy, easy, easy for people to comment w/o jumping through hoops.

  3. Great start, Heather.

    I have a blog I go to all the time because it's hilarious. Her blogs make me laugh. Of course, she's a comedic author, too.

    Me, I go to blogs for all kinds of reasons. Most of the time, it's because they're interesting or they teach you something.

    I'm going to have to go to your website to see if I'm one of your favorites. I know you follow me.

    Laura, have you been to my blog and had trouble getting in?

  4. Heather,
    Write about everything, but be careful about too much personal stuff. Tell your readers what you read and why. And, let them know what you write. But, again, be careful. Too much information about you WIP can be "borrowed" by someone else and used by them for a book.
    Talk about research done. Holiday stuff coming up.
    Have fun!

  5. Wow, Linda! That's one serious blog :) You're on Twitter, Facebook AND MySpace. I am so not worthy to be in your sphere.

    Thanks for inviting me to your blog. I will be sure to stop by often, as well as check out your favorites!

    Thanks for coming by my humble little piece of the web.


  6. Hey Laura! Loving the Land of Moo blog. I noticed your section on gardening...totally going to have to check it out as time allows. You know me and my black thumb (or is it purple?). Either way, it's surely NOT green. I'm always in awe of people who are gifted in that way.

    Hope to see you soon, and thanks for stopping by and supporting my new little blog!

  7. Sandy,
    Not sure how funny I'll be, but I'll certainly try to be interesting :) Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be sure to visit your blog again soon!

  8. Marianne,

    Thanks for the good advice! And Congrats on your new book!!!

  9. Congras Lady!!!!! I'm so proud of you. Don't forget to carry a recorder or notebook at all times. You never know when that great question will come to you! M-I-L

  10. Rosie says she knows you can go all the way with this one....M-I-L

  11. ah haaaaa I found it....love the site and it's looking good. Enjoy the little one...they get big realllllly fast.

  12. Just testing to see how difficult it is to post comments

  13. Heather,
    It's much easier now! Thanks for making the change and I look forward to following your blog!
    Carla Cassidy

  14. The only way I could do it was to use anonymous. Hey, I ain't no anonymous!

  15. No, my BFF...you are certainly NOT anonymous! More like awesome :) Great to see you. Thanks for coming by!

    You can also choose the Name/URL option, which will allow you to type in your name and your web site (you can leave the website blank, too). That's how I posted the comment above yours.

    I hope to see you again, on my blog or yours!

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