Stuff This Week, Writer Wednesday, and a Question

This week I have been continuing a much-needed genre break and have been reading my beloved Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson. Over the last few days, I’ve read the seventh and eighth book in the series, and as I did before, I intend to do one review of three books. After this, I will review them one at at time because the latest books came out fairly recently. Check out my review of books 1 through 3, and books 4 through 6. I love this series! I munch them like candy.

I have invited an author to another Writer Wednesday session, and I will let you know if he accepts. I’m sorry, I’ll publicize the heck out of it if he accepts, so you’ll hardly be able to avoid it if you at all follow my online activities, which I assume, you do.

Katie has written a review of a fantasy novel, and I’ll post that on Thursday.

I’m also thinking of writing about a sensitive topic, but I might not. I’ve never been the type of blogger who writes to stir up controversy, and thus increasing reader numbers. So yeah. I might just keep silent and continue to have my small but friendly reader pool. If you have an opinion on this, please let me know.

Do you Twitter? With the help of my iPod touch, I’m fairly active on Twitter, at least as a reader. Every evening when I get home, I skim through the day’s tweets and follow links. Yeah, that’s my way of unwinding. Therefore, if you tweet your posts, I’m much more likely to read them. I’d love to find a timeline-like feed reader that works somewhat like Twitter (yeah, I know Google’s home page is much like that, but it’s not really the same), because I find it so convenient. So if you Twitter and would like to pick up a follower (or two!), please leave a comment with your twitter username. My username is tianevitt. (And yeah, I know I might pick up some followers as well.)

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12 thoughts on “Stuff This Week, Writer Wednesday, and a Question

  1. As with a lot of places, I’m annathepiper on Twitter. 🙂 I tweet a lot, including links to blog posts, many of which are book reviews!

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Great! I just followed you.

  2. Now I’m curious about the sensitive topic you might or might not write about. {Smile} I understand not wanting to blog about a topic just to attract new readers. However, it sounds like you’d be blogging about it because you think about it a lot. Attracting new readers is mostly besides the point. {Smile}

    I’m afraid I don’t twitter. I have enough trouble keeping my thoughts within Facebook’s status’s somewhat larger character limit. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I don’t like Facebook all that much. I feed my Twitter to Facebook, but lately with all the privacy issues that keep popping up there, I’m not doing much else.

      I’m mostly worried about attracting hostile non-readers with an opposing point of view. The kind of reader who would write a post to shoot me down, and then never come back. Yeah, it’s that controversial.

      1. I keep meaning to look up those privacy issues more. Right now, I use it mainly to play games, with a little casual chatting on the side, in one form or another. {Smile}

        Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  3. I’m curious about the sensitive topic too. But back when I used to keep up my own blog(s) regularly, I can remember times when I’d write a whole post and then decide I’d stir up too much trouble if I posted it, so I’d delete it. So I can also understand choosing to avoid sensitive topics.

    1. On LiveJournal, I liked to “friends-lock” posts like that, so only certain people could read it. I miss the ability to lock certain posts but not others elsewhere. {Smile}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

      1. Tia Nevitt

        I have the ability to invite people to join this blog, but I mostly have not explored that feature. And I have no idea if I could write a post and have it not feed to RSS.

        I imagine if I write it, I would try to write it in such a way that I don’t offend anyone, and then post it for all to see. But sometimes you never know what will offend people even if you’re trying not to.

        I once tweaked a negative review for three weeks before I thought it was ok to post!

        1. Now that you mention it, I remember that feature. It does make WordPress more appealing. I might even call it tempting. {Smile}

          Three weeks is a long time. Not the logest I’ve done, but pretty long for something that actually ends up somewhere I usually either give up and post, or give up and drop it first. {Smile}

          Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  4. Thanks for following me. I just followed you too. 😉

    And here’s my link: http://twitter.com/Jennifer_Estep. I just joined last week, so I’m still trying to get the hang of everything — especially how to shorten the links …

  5. Tia Nevitt

    Great news! The author said yes! But the bad news is we’re going to have to wait a few weeks. Will keep you posted!

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