Monday, September 8, 2008

Bustles and Spurs

I’m pleased to have been asked to be a blogger over on which is a delightful new western site that might be oriented a bit more toward readers without hair on their legs but still has something for everyone. I have a sort of introductory blog up now and have received some great comments. Drop by and say hi, and feel free to ask any question you’d like me to address there in the coming months.

I also do a blog here at that is mirrored on my webpage at and on Shoutlife at that I try to change every day or two. I am an occasional contributor at which features postings and discussion about historical.
The agents at Hartline take turns posting in a blog entitled “Heard it from the Hartline” that runs monthly in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine at and this month featuring Hartline Agent Diana Flegal. I’ve also agreed to blog at a new column in the ACFW ezine “Afictionado” which is available to members of the American Christian Fiction Writers, but that is still in the planning stage.

Periodically I have guest blogged in other places. Since I don’t blog every day on mine I am thinking about seeing if some of my clients would like to guest blog there. Does that sound like a good idea? It would change the content more often. I have had a guest blogger there a few times.
Why do I go to the trouble of doing all these blogs? Getting and maintaining visibility is a primary reason. One of my spiritual gifts is encouragement, and I look upon blogs as an avenue of using that gift. Networking is vital to writing, sales and promotion as well as to career development and effective use of the internet is one of the very strongest networking tools.

Finally, I have been blessed to have been helped along my way in writing and in life by many unselfish people who shared what they know when I needed to hear it. I try in my small way to “pay that forward” and share what I know or believe I know with others. I hope you will drop by these sites when I post there and say hi. I love to get feedback on whatever it is that is on my mind to say.

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