I have a blog at www.melaniermeadors.blogspot.com (I don't know how to make that into a link ) it's not hugely exciting right now.... But you never know, something fun might happen! I update it about twice a week, maybe more if something interesting hits me.
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@LD - I'd love to hear the name of the site for mothers who write, sounds like a great idea. Thx for the positive comments on my writer's blog. I took the kids to a signing with one of my favorite YA fantasy authors - Shannon Hale - last spring. Kept them out late on a school night, the whole 9 yards, worth every second. They were so awesome, and we all enjoyed meeting her even though I got all tongue-tied and fangirly.
And a return thought for you on your blog font/color mix (I do software design) - be careful putting black on red or red on black. Human eyes aren't good at distinguishing those two, not enough tonal contrast. If you're looking for a color scheme, many of the blog sites templates come with one boiled-in, that is typically friendly to the eye. Blue backgrounds with lighter text (ala the old Word Perfect paradigm) are generally easy on the eyes if you're committed to a dark background. Red doesn't play nice online, I usually avoid it in sites and apps I'm doing.
For those with smart phones, the app, "Pulse" is absolutely fantastic. It is an rss (blog) reader that provides a great graphical and easy-to-navigate interface. I am addicted.
Also, I'll add my own shameless plug linking to my blog.
By the way, I notice that in other forums, people have their blogs in their signatures. That avoids the whole shameless self-promotion bit and rewards people for putting out thoughtful posts on the forum. Would we think that would be wise here? Or is it a bit too much. I'm curious what Kathleen thinks. (Note: I'm not selling anything, so it is an innocuous suggestion not made at all in self interest).
Edited to add: ok - maybe 2 years in the future it is in self-interest.
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I just wanted to register a vote against signatures. Putting our blogs at the bottom is a very worthy use of the feature, but I've seen them get out of hand I don't want tat to happen here.
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If you can restrict the sig to text and links only, no pictures or badges or whatever, I don't think it's a bad idea. It's a cool feature only because if someone says something interesting or funny in a thread that isn't this one, it's nice to be able to access their blog easily.
Reminder: Clicking on the icon ^ that has a face beside a question mark will take you to the author's profile page, where you can see his or her Website address (assuming there is one).
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Has anyone else experimented with creating a facebook author page?
I only just created mine - I think it's a great way of keeping the social things ('I went here, did that') separate from the essay content I'd prefer for my blog. It also means that 'personal' stuff from my normal facebook profile isn't exposed to anyone interested in following my writing updates.
If you've got a page, maybe list it here as another type of 'social' blog? I'm looking to 'Like' a few Hatrackers
I love Facebook Pages for Authors and otherwise. I run two (well three but I probably won't use the third until 2012) Facebook pages to support local public safety. Facebook pages are a great tool for marketing. Had one for my business once too.