Friday, June 09, 2006

The Brotherhood of Blogging

There are people on the blogs who've become good friends of mine. Ridiculous? Not when you can lose 2 hours talking to them on the phone on a whim. Or in some cases, 4+.

Big difference between sustaining conversation on the phone and in person. In person, you can fiddle with drinks, talk about people around you, inspect clothes, whatever. You can be around someone for a while and say little.

On the phone, you either talk or you get off.

So yes, I've made good friends.

And I'm not keeping up with all of you now as much as I should BUT look forward to more surfing soon when the first set of edits are done. Almost there...

Meanwhile, there are people out there who've linked to me, and I don't know it. It's always very cool to find yourself linked on a new blog, but if you've linked to me and I've neglected you with my own list, please let me know.

Because we are all here to help each other, and although I haven't updated my links that recently, I have started making a list of links to add. And I'll get to it, I swear.

So, don't be shy. I appreciate it when someone says, "I read her blog." And I want to show you that by not overlooking you!

Thanks,
Sandra

14 comments:

Tanginika-Simone said...

It is amazing that I have made a few good friends too through my blog. Like your style and the titles of your books.

Forty_Two said...

If it's out there, it's on a blog somewhere.

Sandra Ruttan said...

And it's always nice to see new faces in the comments too.

Forty_Two, I have an answer to a question you asked that I must post soon.

tanginika-simone - love that name!

The Rentable Writer said...

Hey, Sandra. I know exactly how you feel, seeing new faces in the comments (I'm one right now; I found your blog through S.W. Vaughn).

I read almost all of the latest issue of Spinetingler and it was really good! Keep up the good work.

Also, I went on your site and read about your book -- it looks really good. I want to remember to buy it. Do you know if it'll be in Barnes & Noble in US?

I'm going to link to your blog. I've looked around and I like what I see. Seeya in the blogosphere.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Hey TRW, thanks! And I will check out your blog as well. I'm in the homestretch on these rewrites, so I'm not indulging too much at the moment, or commenting as much as usual, but I'll get there!

My US distribution is Ingram's, so it should be possible to order the book through B&N, at the very least, if they don't actually have it in store. I know how hard it can be for new authors to get on the shelves sometimes, so while I'd like to think the book will be there, well, we'll see! Orders can't hurt, though!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I just realized I'm under 'foot fetishes'. I wonder what folks are thinking when they click under that column?

JT Ellison said...

The battery on the phone is fully charged again ;)

David Terrenoire said...

I don't believe in all this blog foolishness.

When I was a boy we had smoke signals and we liked it.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Well Dana, it does fit your group!

JT, Brett's phone isn't! LOL!

David, ah, and here I was, not going to say anything...

Andrea at Lochthyme said...

I like blogging....I like reading blogs. I have a lot of blogs now that I check out consistantly...I keep track thru bloglines. Now if I could just figure out what to blog about...sometimes it's difficult to come up with a topic. Although I could do a whole diatribe about rain. If the sun ever comes back I may never recognize it. :0 Now i'm off to go food shopping with two little girls who have been stuck in the house too long...wheeeeeeeeeee!

Lisa Hunter said...

A friendly bit of info. GalleyCat is looking for writers/publishing types to post pictures of their kitties. Naturally, I thought of you.

The link is:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/

Cheers.

Brett Battles said...

The phone is charged now...though I could use a few more hours of sleep...

anne frasier said...

i somehow hurt myself laughing at david's comment.

whew.

i'm okay now.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Sandra,

I just started blogging a few months ago and am having the time of my life. I've met two people through blogging in person no less, and many more who have become virtual friends. The blogosphere is an amazing world, thank you for making me part of yours!

Elizabeth