Like many of you, I have quite a bit of extra time in self-quarantine, and I’ve been using it to take care of some long overdue tasks. To wit: I have a new Facebook page! And Groups, so you can have discussions outside of the existing forums! Please follow my Facebook page below. I’ll be […]
What does it mean to be your “real self” online?
These are strange times for anyone whose chosen profession forces them to be online. Journalists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, milk men… we’re all being pulled toward building some kind of a following in order to help sell the thing we really care about. And you’ll often see advice that the key to being a Good Engaging […]
How has your time shifted in the past five years?
Social media. Video games. The NY Times Crossword app. There are more distractions out there than ever. It sure seems like a few years ago people started reading fewer books and spending a whole lot more time on their phone. But then, at least anecdotally in my circles, there’s been a backlash to social media […]
Who are your favorite authors to follow on Instagram?
A photos-based app is an improbable place for the book world, and yet there are some authors who are really great at utilizing Instagram to show their process and give a peek at the life of an author. Who are some of your favorites to follow on Instagram? Some of my favorites: Tahereh Mafi Ransom […]
Does speaking up online accomplish anything?
One of the things that has fascinated me most in these polarizing times is the extent to which people (including myself) spend so much of their time and energy trying to persuade others of their viewpoints. Nowhere is this more apparent than social media, a cacophony of people shouting into the void. As Mike Drucker […]
What are your favorite newsletters?
Even in this day and age of social media EVERYTHING, newsletters are still chugging along, still one of the best ways of receiving content. What are some of your favorites? I’m thinking of updating my own approach to my newsletter and adjusting the ways of subscribing to this blog, so I’d also love to hear […]