Wednesday, July 3, 2013

IWSG for July

I'm here this week! I've started to obsess over my many different projects. Some of them are personal, like gathering the pieces to build my supercomputer. A few of them are job related. I'm obsessing about a talk I get to give on fungus. And I'm thinking of the BIG stuff I want to do for the blog.
I've got to write that blogger award post soon. That will probably get started tomorrow and go up on the weekend. I've been working towards a month long blog project in September where I read, write about, and try to understand the works of Einstein. I got to start screening the stuff I want to read for that.
 My ISWG isn't any form of tips or this-is-what-I-do stories. It's more of question. There are people doing this for a while now, and I have to ask, how do you advertise your self and your projects. There are always the ideas that come to mind instantly; post on the social network sites, guest posts, xeroxed posters around town. But really, trying to independently publish your stuff comes with the hurtle of how to actually tell the world you exist. Any one have any good thoughts or comments?
It's the blog's birthday, pretty much. I don't write this stuff down. I've been doing this blog thing for a year now though. It's fun, and I'm glad I found this community in the IWSG and A to Z groups. A group of people that read others blogs and offer support? Who'da thought? Really, though, I've outlined my plans, sort of, for the next few months. I'm trying to work on stuff to post while the world around me gets busy. I guess I just have to focus on the quality if the quantity is getting harder to maintain. You people are beautiful. Shine on.


  1. Well, your content is different from what I'm used to, but connecting with other bloggers and asking for a guest post is helpful. Connect with your readers or whoever would be interested on all the social media sites, especially those where you have a personal; touch, like Facebook. It's never easy and it's very time-consuming. But the longer you do it and the more people you work with, the easier it gets. good luck!

    I'm one of Alex's minions this month. Nice to meet you!

  2. What Nancy said - connect with others. Get involved in the community. Make a lot of friends. It's almost impossible to promote by yourself - and promote your own books - but when you have a lot of online friends, they help spread the word for you.

  3. To me, connection is about sharing our story and there is power in that.

  4. Three good ways of expressing things, and something I'm learning. I'm also learning that you get there one step at a time. (With smiles)

    Diana at About Myself By Myself