I'm Just Saying…

July 19, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Internet!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jillamyrosenblatt @ 10:48 pm

Okay, that title is misleading. I know that. But here is what I’ve been thinking about. For the past two years, I’ve been on the internet My Space’ing, Facebooking, and Twittering, reaching out to friends, Romans, and countrymen to talk about my books. I’ve spent hours trying to think up warm, wise, and witty things to post. I say hours because as soon as I decide to post, all warm, wise, and witty thoughts flee from my head. I have to tell you, the pressure is enormous. Anyway, after two years, these are the conclusions I’ve come to:

1. The internet is a fantastic, limitless resource for authors looking to get their work “out there” and connect with readers.

2. The internet is a giant black hole in which authors can get lost in the abyss of networking, commenting, posting, and linking and still no one knows they are “out there.”

As you can see, I’m conflicted. Anyway, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am always like a kid in a candy shop to find new authors and new websites for all things literary. There are amazing authors out there and some great sites posting short stories, essays, and lists of books to explore. I enjoy sharing what I find so I thought it would be fun to start posting links both here and on my website

I think of it as my small contribution to raging against the machine – and making the internet a smaller place. 🙂

Oh, and if anyone wants to put a link to my website on their page – http://www.jillamyrosenblatt.com, please feel free!!

J.

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1 Comment »

  1. Point well taken, Jill! It’s a great place to be “out there” — and then you can get so “out there” you just don’t get anything done. Hah! Time management just gets tougher and tougher, but on the flipside, even commenting and linking and everything can be thought of being “out there,” too.

    Talk to you soon!

    Comment by Kristi Petersen Schoonover — July 20, 2010 @ 7:28 am | Reply


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