Posts Tagged With: briaspage

The Liebster Award

First off I want to thank Laura over at Quillwielder for doing me the great honour of awarding me the Liebster Award!

The Award: The Liebster Blog Award is given to up coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest,dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
  4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
  5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my picks!:

http://caffeinatedautismmom.blogspot.com/ This is my dear friend’s blog! We met in college when we were “secret sisters”, both having the same last name (but not really related). We both had our families, and she encountered the extreme lifestyle challenge of having her two boys diagnosed autistic. This is her brave, fabulous, valiant life story in blog form.

http://dlmorrese.wordpress.com/ I am always finding this guy’s posts on the Tag Surfer! We’re doing the same thing and he has lots of great information and feedback written in a clear and engaging way.

http://tahlianewland.com/ Tahlia has a great flair for design and her blog is exciting! She really shows a great example of dynamic book promotion.

http://briaspage.wordpress.com/ Luv Ya has some direct opinions done in a darling way. Bria says it straight and I love it!

http://sarahwinters.wordpress.com/ Sarah is deep in the forest of diapers and sippy cups, and I feel her pain. Her expressions are delightful and her joy in her life shines out.

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Shootin’ the Tag Pipe

Reading the blogs listed in the Tag Surfer and commenting on and following the ones that fit has been the single best way to get views on my blog. More importantly, I’ve learned more about Self-Publishing and the great variety in the self-publishing world through these blogs. All these authors are doing the same thing I am and have various levels of success, but we aren’t working against each other. Either we’re alone, or we’re building on each other’s networks to get our books out there. Nobody is going to say to themselves, “I’m going to buy this book instead of this book because I saw this book first.” They are going to buy the books they like and pass over the uninteresting ones.

On that note, I’ll build that network!

http://jeanewatier.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/self-publishing-tips/ has a comprehensive how-to list about self-publishng with lots of good tips. She’s saying just about the same things that I’ve been saying.

http://joeymanley.com/2011/11/14/how-small-big-publishing-really-is/ An interesting look into the small-ness of “big publishing”.

http://amandamholt.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/official-grand-re-kindling-of-my-writing-career-today/ mentioned in her blog that she was going to participate in or start a writers group at her library. That let me to look at my library site–no dice. Then I googled “seattle writers group” and found http://www.meetup.com/ with a big list of Seattle writers groups! New project!! Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!

http://briaspage.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/writers-get-over-yourself/ because you really should get over yourself. Oh…me too.

http://dawngsparrow.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/pillars-of-writing/ a good outline of writing a thriller and what the story is really about. This can work for other genres.

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