Wednesday, November 25, 2009
truth in blogvertising
I've been roaming 'round the web, trying to find tips on spiffing up my "serious author" blog. The problem is that while I'm serious about writing and getting published, I'm simply not a serious person, nor do I write serious books. I'm a hard worker who meets deadlines and is very professional, but I somehow manage to simultaneously be a complete goof.
It's a difficult sentiment to express via the first 4 seconds of blog-browsing.
The banner up there is my current favorite.
But here are some runners-up in the contest for "how to express myself as a not-serious serious writer of not-serious books that will make serious dollarz".
First up, the shmoozy one:
If that doesn't hook 'em, I'll compare myself to other writers and trends:
If they're still not biting, let's try the unexpected. Complete honesty.
On the other end of the spectrum, it can be good to stand out:
Although I've heard threats can often backfire int he publishing world. Maybe I should have gone with zombies there.
They like zombies.
Lastly, for the 100% truth in advertising set:
Sadly, desperation rarely works.
Onwards and upwards, friends. Once this little parasite is safely asleep, I'm on to page 8 of my new book, working title SCRITCH.