Tonight I attended the innaguaral meeting of Beer and Blogs at the Freakin Frog in Las Vegas. Sitting at a giant table of fellow nerds, I thought to myself, “So this is what Twitter would look like if it happened in real life.” All in all, it was fun and I look forward to meeting new friends.
If you found my site from Beer and Blogs, welcome! And I wasn’t calling you a nerd. I was talking about those people on the other side of the table.
If you live in Vegas, you should join the fun. It’s every Thursday at 6 pm.
Visit their Website for details.
PS. They have the best slogan in the world: “Bloggers helping bloggers over beers”
As you know, this blog chronicles my long rise to writing fame and fortune. However, I am not alone in this quest, nor am I alone in this genre of blogging. Here is one of my sistren:
This is how she describes her blog:
The chronicle of an early twenty-something’s attempts to find an agent for her fantasy-satire young adult novel, get a job writing for the black hole of television, and generally navigate the stagnant ocean of her life.
Though I think her posts are a little long for the casual reader, I do think her idea is compelling. So the next time you get sick of me, go and check her out!
Writers, do you ever feel like the Net is running you out of business? Don’t we all. All the reams of free information sure does seem to devalue the price of said information. Damn that law of supply and demand. Check out what PopMatters has to say about the problem as well as their advice on how to fix it.
Ten years ago this month, I started writing for print publications. While I’ve been very honored to be a part of the world of journalism, I’ve become dismayed and disgusted by what I’ve seen happen to it. I’m not necessarily disappointed about the overall quality of work, though I do see plenty of dreck. I’m angry when I see what’s happening to the industry as a whole. Not a day goes by that you don’t read a notice at a journalism hub like mediabistro.com that yet another newspaper or magazine is offering buyouts or eliminating jobs or slashing their budgets, sometimes even killing off entire sections. <<read more>>