May I Live in Interesting Times

Mom had Leo The Tech Guy on the radio on Saturday while I was getting my second cup of coffee. He had a young, self-published author who had gone through Amazon’s program. I think she was asking about marketing (I admit I was inhaling my coffee and missed the first couple of minutes), as the conversation mostly talked about websites, Twitter, and the like.

I thought it was pretty serendipitous — I hope I’m using that word correctly — and wrote down her name. I will check out her book once I’m finished rereading GoT, which will be in the next couple of days.

Looking at the gal’s website and blog made me think about what I should do with my own site, when the time comes. I’m not planning on doing anything at the moment — the Great Experiment is still, erm, stalling on my hard drive while I mess with Leir, Cordeilla and their wacky friends — but once I do finish my zombie tale…what next? Website with a blog on it? Pen name? I have one, I guess I should use it. Link to it through here?

Dammit, I worked in Internet marketing for two years. I know how to do a lot of this stuff, in practice if not in application. Aside from the friends I made, it’s the only decent thing I got out of that job. It’s just the theory of applying it to myself, rather than a client. I was reading an old friend’s blog, and she was struggling with much of the same stuff, and she actually put a name to why I’m finding this difficult — it feels pretentious.

Which, I understand, is something I need to get over one of these days…

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