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Sorting my priorities

I never planned to slow down on this blog, among other things I’ve been neglecting. And it wouldn’t be accurate to say that I wanted to either, or that I’ve necessarily been that busy. I’ve just had my priorities a little jumbled.

It’s not just a matter of forgetting what’s more important, either. The worse I feel, the easier it gets to prioritize things that are, well, easier over what I really want to do more but don’t feel up to. I think I’m ready to put a larger portion of my focus back where I want it to be, though, and that does include being more active here that I have recently.

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Self-demonstrating spam

Despite the fact that this blog’s overall popularity hasn’t been growing much recently (for obvious reasons since I haven’t been posting much), one thing that does continue to increase is the spam comments.

But I just got one that’s more than a little ironic; a spam comment that starts off with “Do you have a spam problem on this site?”

Authors Answer 69 – Unusual Comments and Requests

I’m not really in a rush to get more either, but I’m sure I will eventually.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

The more well-known an author gets, the more likely they’ll receive some interesting comments or requests by email or on their blog or website. Some may be lucky to get totally sane comments, others may get totally crazy requests. This is what we’ve received.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 69 – As a writer or blogger, what was the most unusual request or comment you’ve received?

D. T. Nova

I don’t think I’ve gotten either a comment or a specific request that was really unusual. (Unless you count spam comments, which can be hilarious when they aren’t just unreadable.) Or a specific request at all.

I got a comment from someone who didn’t like Oreos. That was really unusual.

Eric Wood

I wish I could say I’ve received from strange and unusual requests or comments, But I can’t. Or at least not truthfully. I sure can’t wait to read what the other authors share…

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The Creative Blogger Award

It’s my second one of these. I would like to thank Nikki for this Creative Blogger Award.

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Share 5 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 – 20 bloggers and add their links
  • Notify the bloggers you included
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

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Authors Answer 46 – Promoting with Blogs or Websites

But for the immediate future I should really be more focused on having something to promote.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

These days, there are a lot of indie authors who need to promote their own books. Many traditional authors also do a lot of promotion themselves. It’s very common for an author to have a website, run either by themselves or someone else, and also quite common to have a blog.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 46 – How do you use your blog or website to promote your writing?

Elizabeth Rhodes

I use my blog to talk about characters and stories I’m working on, and some things I learn while making them.  On occasion I participate in blog hops like Weekend Writing Warriors and post snippets of my writing.  There’s other content not related to writing, like recipes.

Tracey Lynn Tobin

My blog, No Page Left Blank, is my home base for all things writing and social-media related. Though it is consistently the least viewed of my social media outlets (I’ve had…

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I’ve been nominated for the Creative Blogger Award

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Another award so soon? Thank you, lynlynsays, for this nomination.

The rules of the Creative Blogger Award.

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 – 20 bloggers and add their links.
  • Notify the bloggers you included.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

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Blog anniversary

I got the notification yesterday that it’s been a year since I started this blog, and despite how it might look I don’t expect to abandon it.  (Maybe making this a good long post is what I need to get back into the habit?)

So, how has the year gone?

My most busy month was back in November, which isn’t too surprising since that’s also still the month when I blogged the most. (What is surprising is that those posts seem to have been more long-term popularity than many of my later ones too; in the last week when I posted nothing new except a reblog, “NaBloPoMo” has gotten the second most views of any tag/category, after “anime”.)

And now, some lists.

Top “recent” commenters (if this isn’t the same as the top all-time commenters I apologize to whoever got left out; I don’t think I know how to check that), not counting myself:

1. mochirochi – her most recent post is about a movie based on a manga: Trailer: Heroine Shikkaku – Live Action Movie

2. NotAPunkRocker – her most recent post is It’s 9 to 11 Somewhere

3. nikki – her most recent post is Infinity Dreams Award…and Indefinite Hiatus

4. miharusshi, whose most recent post is [ASS] #16 – Let’s Go

5. Jay Dee – his latest post is about one of Jupiter’s moons: Astronomy Quick Facts – Aoede

Most commented-on post: Anime Challenge Bonus: Favorite Scene

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Getting back into this

The problem with not doing something much for a while is that it can be hard to get back into it. It happened with my novel when I tried to get some distance from it so I could judge it more objectively during revision, and then it happened with this blog while I slowed down because I had finally gotten back into my novel around the same time a whole lot of other stuff was going on.

Why aren’t good habits as easy to maintain as bad ones are hard to break?

 

Scattered E3 impressions

I know I haven’t been posting much recently. I’ve been busy with other things, and I don’t really expect to get around to some of the other thing I have in mind for a few weeks.

This particular week one of the things that’s been occupying my time has been following the news from E3, so for now I’m just going to say a few things about a few games.

I’ve never even been that big a Star Fox fan, and I think Star Fox Zero is one of the best games shown.

And it goes without saying that Super Mario Maker is really shaping up to be a must have.

Nintendo is still being annoyingly vague about whether Fire Emblem Fates has two versions like the Japanese release. Though the title seems to be consistent with that nonsense, while the Japanese title (Fire Emblem If) sounds more like the way the game was originally announced where you make an important choice during the game instead of being locked into one by buying it.