Writer's Block, Book Burnout and Podcasts

I periodically get in funks where nothing quite seems to "work" for me and I find myself reading three or four books at one time looking for something that will connect or get the juices flowing again; something that compels me to write because I want to get my opinion down rather than writing because I haven't written anything here for awhile.

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The Social Media Marketing Book by Dan Zarrella

Cover of The Social Media Marketing Book As I have noted before, the fine folks over at NetGalley operate sort of like an open bar for alcoholics. People who just don’t have enough books to read can get a hold of even more!  I kid, of course, as it is a very convenient way to get review copies without making your TBR pile even more of a fire hazard. Speaking of which, one such digital galley I picked up was The Social Media Marketing Book by Dan Zarrella. Since social media plays a...

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Quote of the Day: Book Blogging's Golden Age

Be sure to read Mark Athitakis: The Way of the Litblog.  This quote is worth the price of admission: I suspect that when somebody says that blogging had a “golden age,” the person means that there was a time (circa 2002) when it felt new and exciting, and the media wanted to do stories about it, and some people got a lot of attention really quickly (book deals! movie options!), and everybody got to have lively discussions and post pictures of puppies or argue about string theory, and it...

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