Build an Online Presence Without Annoying Everyone

Here’s an interesting post about the uses of social media for authors. I agree with some and not others. What do you think?

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: 12 Social Media Mistakes for Authors to Avoid.

Review One Agent’s Query Slush Pile and Learn

Here’s an educational Storify. It chronicles an agent’s slush pile of queries with reasons for passing on projects.

Book Queries to an Agent (with tweets) · robinkelly1 · Storify.

One Difference Between a Facebook Page and a Blog

When I revived this blog, I just wanted to share some good links with fellow members of our local critique group.

I have a Facebook fan page where I share links of interest to writers of books for children and teachers. Unfortunately, some of my new friends are not on Facebook and I realized that it would be almost as easy to post the links here on my blog.

It all started well, but I have a way of “expanding” everything (including my waistline). I noticed that there was a WordPress feature called “reblog.” It seemed to be like the “share” button on Facebook, and I thought it would be a good way to get to know other bloggers writing on related topics here on the site.

A polite fellow-blogger on another blog I started here the other day (I told you I have a way of expanding everything) informed me that bloggers should ask the other blogger’s permission before reblogging. Oops.

Because of limited time and too many projects, I decided simply to take down all of the posts I had reblogged, so if you are looking for something I posted earlier in the week and find a 404 message, that is the reason.

From now on, I will just post links and comment on them. It takes a while to learn the local culture of any site. Some things are in the printed rules. Others, you have to discover through trial and error.

Fellow critiquers, if you decide to set up a blog here (something I recommend), this note might save you time and possible inadvertent offense.