Michael Di Gesu has jumped back into illustrations and he began with a book cover design for Siv Ottem. Today is the beg reveal, so visit Michael’s site this morning!!
Tree of Life project continues at Sam’s site, with numerous entries from blogger buddies of ours. Comment on each entry to win prizes, including a signed copy of CassaStorm!
Roland Yeomans is offering some amazing prizes for reviews of his audiobooks. The prizes include Thor II cast and Johnny Depp autographs. Visit his blog for details!
Melanie Schulz has an amazing blogfest/anthology!
“I will be hosting a blogfest/contest on September 2, 2013. All the stories entered will be complied into an anthology ebook that will be available on Kindle- all proceeds to go to Operation Purple, a great organization that sends children of our military to summer camp, free of charge. One randomly chosen entry will win a $50.00 amazon gift card, as well as a signed copy of my book, The Newstead Project.”
Cate Masters’ latest, Cinderella Dreams, is now available. Congratulations, Cate!
Michelle Gregory needs your input! “For the next IWSG, I want my writing friends to share the most encouraging thing they've learned about writing. It could also be a favorite writing quote, even if the quote comes from you.” Leave a comment or send her an email by this Wednesday, July 31.
Sarah Allen’s short story collection, Cross-Eyed, is now available – and it’s free! Congratulations, Sarah.
Melanie Schulz also posted one of the nicest reviews of CassaFire last Friday!
Huntress, aka CD Coffelt And you can also check out the cool book trailer!
How Do You Follow Blogs
Thanks to everyone who voiced their opinion last Wednesday. It seems less people are using GFC to follow now.
However, as I am SO damn close to 1900 GFC followers, it would still be really awesome to hit it!!
As Brandon and Bryan from A Beer For The Shower stated:
“It seems people are following in other ways. But, but... how can I justify my blogger existence if people can't see just how many friends I have???”
1 - What is the best-selling iPhone game? Angry Birds
2 - How many Pokemon films have been made? Sixteen
3 - What’s the highest grossing movie based on a video game? Prince of Persia @ $335 million
4 - What is the longest running video game franchise still being made? Mario, which has spawned over 200 games since 1981
There aren’t really any rules, but most of us operate under implied guidelines. When we first start out, most of us don’t have a clue when it comes to blogging etiquette
What I’ve listed are my blog rules – feel free to share yours.
Follow me and I’ll follow you. There are exceptions, but I’ll follow someone who follows me if I can find a link to his blog.
Comment here and I’ll return the comment. Same as above applies. (And I do miss people now and then - sorry!)
I won’t post on days I can’t visit and comment back. I know everyone has their opinion about this one, but if I’m gone for the day or won’t have access to my computer, I don’t post. I won’t ask you to visit me when I can’t visit you. That just feels rude.
If I can’t think of anything worthwhile, I won’t post anything. Doesn’t happen often, but I have skipped posting for that very reason.
I’ll ease back when writing, but I don’t stop posting and visiting. Again, it would just feel wrong.
When I follow a new blog, I give the person two weeks to return the follow and/or comments. If not, then I un-follow. I have too many devoted friends to spend time on someone who doesn’t want to be friends.
If I comment, I’ve read the post. I won’t comment just to say I was here or I was first or anything.
I won’t post just to self-promote. Even September 17 won’t be all about me.
I don’t worry about hits or blog visits. (Everything I’ve read says they are very inaccurate anyway.) I won’t post something just to get hits.
As they say, don’t blog angry. (Or is that don't drive angry?)
And finally, I’ll never forget my beginnings – an unknown blogger and author with no followers.
What are some of your rules?
This film picks up not long after after X-Men III ends.
Similar to Iron Man III (he’s in the suit, he’s out of the suit) I was frustrated with the ‘he has his powers, he doesn’t have his powers’ aspect. Only this one didn’t get any better.
The storyline just doesn’t hold up, especially by the end. It’s a convoluted mess. There were so many opportunities for Wolverine to kick ass – and they didn’t materialize. I see a movie with Wolverine, I expect him to kick ass as some point.
There was also a relationship with a girl less than half his age that felt creepy. And we’re talking Jackman’s age, not Wolverine’s.
The overall tone was just too dark. It wasn’t really enjoyable. I’ve never read the comics, but I bet Wolverine has a nemesis that would’ve been more interesting.
On the plus side, the Japan setting is cool and the character of Yukio kicks butt.
I walked out of the theater thinking it was at least decent, but the more I thought about it, the less I liked this film.
Excited about the contests and cool covers? Get any of the trivia right? Anyone else see The Wolverine? And what are some of your blogging rules?
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