Dear Make Money,
What nice, encouraging things to say – thank you! Indeed, I often feel the OCC blogs are falling in a forest with no one around. But I will keep trucking along – writing, writing, writing. Thanks again!
I just wanted to add a comment here to mention thanks for you very nice ideas. Blogs are troublesome to run and time consuming thus I appreciate when I see well written material. Your time isnâ€™t going to waste with your posts. Thanks so much and stick with it No doubt you will definitely reach your goals! have a great day!
I have the automatic calendar set up on The Morning Juice. It announces weekly who will be blogging on A Slice of Orange in the next seven days, so it isn't always necessary for the author to do it herself.
However, I don't think anyone would care if you wanted to pop on and announce your blog topic –even if it wasn't a Tuesday.
Charlotte! Thank you! This is EXACTLY the kind of stuff I want to know! I know that some friends of mine, OCC and nonOCC have had awful trouble commenting. My blind friend, whose computer reads to her, was foiled by those funky words you have to copy down in order to publish a comment – her computer could not decipher the words. That is discriminatory and must be remedied. And the issues you brought up must be addressed as well.
I am so happy to have you weigh in on this blog. Hope to see you peeking in on and commenting on some more OCC blogs-what a treat!
How is your son?
I was blogging for a short time until my son fell ill and my time became too tight. One thing I found very frustrating was the blogger format. Granted I'm, no techie, but I'd save edits only to go back and discover they had disappeared! I wasted hours trying to remedy the problem because I didn't want to bother Marianne.
On a another note: I could tweet and loop my OCC blog almost everywhere BUT OCC. Why? Because unless it posted on a Tues I couldn't let fellow members know about it. That glitch sort of defeated the purpose of the blog as they should serve the membership. I suggested once that we have a social loop, for promotions, chit chat and blog promo but that went no where. So I don't know what the answer is. Charla
Cool, Lex. That is so awesome. Thanks!
I could do a blog post on cover art. Not a problem. Just give me a weekend date so I'm around to answer comments…
Lex, I, for one, want to hear about these awesome covers of yours that you are always doing. How do you do it? What do you charge? Is this just for online? Who all do you do covers for?
I am definitely interested in what you have to say!
Great idea, Lex! Thanks for the input. That is just the kind of feedback we need so we can act on it. I really appreciate it!
I'd like to see the unpubbed writers in the chapter put forth some suggestions for topics they actively want to read. I'm happy to blog but I'd much rather have a list of topics to choose from that I know others in the chapter want to know about. That way I know someone's going to be interested in what I have to say.
YOU make some really good points! I gave up blogging for over a year, and part of it was because it felt like there was no point. And that's just it – with all the power of OCC, we should have a MUCH stronger blog. But we all need to pitch in.
As for stressing about writing a blog – on one hand, do not stress, blogging should be all good. But then on the other hand, forcing yourself to stick to a blogging deadline and produce good writing is a good thing, too.
And making A Slice of Orange strong is not just about writing blogs, but about reading and commenting and discussing, too.
With A Slice of Orange, it's as if we have the power to pull the sword out of the stone, but we just don't quite realize what a big deal that is.
Thanks for pitching in!
All good points, Geralyn. I'll admit I gave up on blogging here, partly because there just didn't seem to be much point to it, but mostly because I didn't have much to say. I'll try to be better. I signed up to Follow the blog so I will get an email whenever a new blog is posted. Otherwise I'll forget to check.
Jina, You said it! That's what it's all about. OCC is a give a take – that's what makes us awesome.
THANKS for the link to the Daily. I did not even know it existed. See? The more we can all learn about the great networking we can harness at OCC, the stronger we will become!
That's exactly what I want to change – make better – about a Slice of Orange. You guys bring up some great topics and it is just the perfect springboard to launch discussions among romance readers and writers. Let's get this party started!
Couldn't agree more – thanks for leaving a comment on Jann and my blog. Our very first comment, I believe!
Two things OCC members should know about blogging for A Slice of Orange:
1. I can upload your post for you.
2. Your blog will be picked up by our Twitter newspaper A Slice of Orange Daily AND the Daily is likely to pick up other social media you have out there.
Sunday's edition had articles by Ger, Jacqueline Diamond, Laura Drake, Jenny Hansen, Elizabeth Boyle, Louisa Bacio, Kara Lennox and Jina Bacarr.
Here's the link: http://paper.li/A_SliceofOrange/a-slice-of-orange
Wow, what a nice compliment, Geralyn! OCC has always been there for me; I try to do the same by blogging for the group.
Thank YOU, Jina! Your blogs are a big part of the power of a Slice of Orange. ?We just need to get even more people reading, commenting, discussing, sharing.
I remember years ago when I blogged, I was so proud because I had the most consistent blogs on the sight…after you!!
Now I'm back, but you have always been here, the keeper of the flame. Thanks!!
Thanks for the mention, Geralyn, about my Titanic blogs–I enjoy sharing my stories about the ship and my other projects and OCC Slice of Orange is a great place do just that.
You're doing a super job getting out the word about the OCC blog. Thank you!
Thanks, Jann! I really enjoy your blogs with Barb, as well! I look forward to keeping your "Coversations" going and going next time you and Barb get us started!
Great blog Geralyn.
I hope so, too! Even from across the country, you are such a tower of srtength, a rock, a beacon!
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