I adore my online friends.They are some of the best people I’ve ever met, even when I don’t get to see them live. Everyone from the posse here at More Cowbell to my social media party buds to MyWANA pals to the ROW80 Team…I’ve met some of the most extraordinary people online, and our friendships continue into “real life.”
I know that many of you have experienced this and know it to be true. Most of us spend several hours a week online or at our blogs. The friendships we make online matter.
A couple shout-outs to my pals:
- Today is our own Gloria Richard’s birthday – join me in wishing her happy down in the comments!
- Laura Drake’s book, The Sweet Spot, is on sale today for $1.99, so if you’ve been waiting to buy it, NOW is the time! She’s also giving a few away over at Writers In The Storm today (see below).
Now on to the Pimp or Promote!!
Here’s the rules:
I’m taking a page out of Chuck Wendig’s book once again and throwing open the doors of the comments section for the following (he makes people do one of each, just sayin….):
- Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person.
- Promote one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us all about it in the comments! The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and coo” at you, and likely promote your project even further (because that’s just how we are).
To give you an example:
My Pimp: Today is the 500th post at Writers In The Storm.
The gals that run this with me are simply amazing. Every month we trade off mistressing duties, including the gathering of posts, and every month they blow me away. Go see what’s up over there today. It’s exciting, and Laura is giving away two copies of The Sweet Spot.
My Promote: I’ve been asked to be part of this year’s Microsoft Office Insiders marketing program, and I’m wildly excited about it. I get to promote their stuff and (big Squeee!), they will also lend their hand to promote mine. I’m completely grooving on Office 365 and OneNote right now, and was just tickled to be asked.
What are you excited to pimp or promote today? Let’s see those links in the comments section! Enquiring minds always want to know what’s going on with you here at More Cowbell. 🙂