I hate to be cynical but ....It seems like ever since Julia and Julia (or whatever) the movie came out, there are tons of new blogs around here in the same sort of vein. "Write a witty blog and get a book deal". I read a lot of new posts by new bloggers. That's part of how I entertain myself here. These are the clues I take to decide if we have another "blogger-to-book" wannabe:
1. 3, 6, or 9 new posts with diminishing numbers of comments because the author never responds to comments
2. 3, 6, or 9 new posts without a single comment on other blogs
3. "Trendy" topics with very illiterate writing
I’m not saying they are all worthless, but I AM saying “Take heed”. Despite our editor’s claims to the contrary, this IS a community, and if you do not participate, you will (and deserve to) die on the vine.
I’m just saying. Carry on.
Long-time participant in the community, even if I don’t write much.