I went a-wandering through blogland today and stumbled upon this intriguing blog. The title on the header: “It’s my blog and I’ll say what I want to; Observations on life, love, sex, books, and the world!”
Hmmmm...attitude. That sounds like fun...
I read on.
I immediately gathered this is a personal blog, not one intended to promote any one publisher/author or agency.
I read further...
The first article is about men spending time with children.
I have to agree: the stresses of children are more likely to cause problems, rather than solve them. People who think it's the other way around tend to end up in divorce court.
That was a semi-interesting post. Certainly nothing to get too excited about. Should I read on? Sure. What the hell.
The second title caught my eye: Authors Behaving Badly.
Ooooohhhh. Dirt! Now we're talking.
The subject matter is Dara Joy. It seems she may be taking money for her self-published books but not shipping them. Gossip. I love reading gossip.
I explored further.
More dirt, about one of my fave authors, Mary Janice Davidson. And also about Changeling Press and several of the authors published by that small press. There’s another post about LL Gurke’s slam of Ellora’s Cave (now THAT was some ugly shit!).
I forced myself to check out some of her non-authors-behaving-badly posts (It was hard. Those were so much fun!).
here’s a rundown of Piers Anthony write-ups on some of the better known epublishers. I found the comments particularly interesting. There are also some posts on sports (yawn). Book reviews (yay!). And posts on miscellaneous other topics. I eventually stopped digging through the archives.
Overall, this blog was amusing. The author makes no apologies for what she posts (I wish I had that kind of guts sometimes). Her blunt opinions make for some interesting reading, as do the comments of her readers. And there are LOTS of them. She’s obviously doing something very right!
There’s some juicy gossip in there to amuse, as well as a splash of info. But there’s not enough “meat” to make it useful in a writerly, building-your-career sort of way. Frankly, it doesn’t look like it’s intended to be that sort of blog.
If you like reading dirt, or commentary on interesting, timely topics head on over! You’re sure to be pleased.
My rating: I give it a 6.
Oh, and here's hoping my name NEVER ends up under the Authors Behaving Badly heading :)
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