It wasn't long ago that I first ventured into the world of blogging and social media. For years I rejected the concept and denied myself of its advantages. But now I know that the benefits of exposure seriously outweigh the detriments. Just ask Paris Hilton.
When it comes to following a personality on Twitter or friending them on Facebook, the odds are that you already know a whole heck of a lot about them. You know what movies they've been in, what songs they wrote, what politics they practice. You want them close to you because you like them and want to keep up with them.
So, one day it dawns on me, wouldn’t it be just as or even more compelling, to follow someone up and coming? To see them rise to the occasion or possibly fall flat? And I decided that’s exactly what I would do. Just like any reality show out there, I want you to get to know me and root for me! I want you to watch me struggle, celebrate my achievements and bemoan my failures.
I also want to show the nitty gritty of what it takes to be a writer, to be one tiny fish in a glorious ocean of fish, many of which bigger and scarier or smaller and wimpier than myself. I want you to be a part of the process and I want to win you over with delightful stories of the strange and unusual--that is my specialty. Be my fan, my friend, and my follower.