Wednesday, April 1, 2015

IWSG - Blogs. Huh. Yeah.

IWSG—Insecure Writers Support Group, coming together on the first Wednesday of every month for a virtual pat on the back. 

What are they good for?

Sorry. Couldn’t resist. 
Actually, the answer is: It depends.

What do you like to see? What do you read?

Advice is great. Unless said advice is info you mastered several years ago. I like marketing information, publishing, or sales. But how to research literary agents, publishers, and write a query? Eh, not so much.

Agents and what they are looking for. Yes, especially their personal blogs. They get into the meat of their likes and dislikes. But then confusion can set in. One said she liked contemporary fantasy but not urban. Uh...okaaaay?

Cover reveals or new releases. I do read them and sometimes I buy, but I’m more likely to see the novels at  BettyBookFreak .

Personal stuff. It’s crazy, I know. But I like blogs that occasionally post personal stuff when I know and enjoy them as a person. They must be a blogging friend. Otherwise, it’s like a stranger accosting me on the street with their problems. Don’t Care.

So what do you like? What do you read? And answer the question:

Blogging. Huh. Yeah. What is it good for?


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Insecure Writers Support Group: The Final Frontier.

These are the continuing voyages of the Ninja Captain, AJC. His mission, to explore all new writing venues, to seek out new authors and new blogs. 

To boldly go where no blogateer has gone before.


  1. Hi, CD! I love the video. LOL. I haven't seen that movie in a while! I use my blogs to help practice my writing. One I use for helping other writers with cover reveals, book releases, and I do book reviews; my other blog is basically about my life since my brain hemorrhage a few years ago. I find it very therapeutic.

    I've also made some amazing friends since I've been blogging and THAT's been the most positive experience I have had. I wouldn't trade the friendships I've made for anything in the world. Have a great day!

    1. I second the friendship experience. That alone keeps me active in the blogosphere

  2. I like a good mixture of content. I love interacting with folks and building online friendships is important to me. Sometimes my blog acts as a record for myself of what I've been up to and am thinking about - interesting to look back on!

    Best wishes
    Suzanne (IWSG co-host)

  3. I like variety. Entertainment and personal stuff. And funny stuff!

  4. I find myself asking this question more and more often. Blogging used to keep me connected to the writing world. It helped me learn and feel like I wasn't alone in this weird obsession I have. The blogging community was the support I didn't have at home.

    Now that my family has become more supportive, I find myself living "at home" more. This is a good thing. My kids are teens now, so we are super busy. I miss the connection I used to feel, but at the same time, I know it's better to love and interact with the real people in my house. It's a bittersweet kind of thing.

    When I do get to read, I love hearing about people's accomplishments, the things that make them happy. Book reviews, tips on marketing, etc.

    1. The trend says that blogging is not the powerhouse it once was.

  5. Blogger ate my comment, and I can't remember what I said. Something about liking entertaining posts. Informative posts. And posts from blogging friends. But anything well written can be entertaining. (Well, maybe not anything.

    1. I am pickier than I once was but yeah, post from friends trumps all

  6. I love blogging. It's how I connect with a lot of writers and readers.


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