Lisa Creech Bledsoe and I have been feverishly typing away and we’ve written some great tutorials on the writing biz. And guess what! The first one is available today! It’s called The Badass Guide to Writing Your First Book and we are super proud of it.
Not only is it available, but it is also free until midnight April 8, so get yourself a copy nowish before it’s un-free, ok? AND! AND! If you would be so kind as to leave us a review on Amazon, we shall reward you with an exclusive Ask Us Anything call. Just buy the book (or get it for free) and leave a review by April 10 and then email us to tell us you did it and we’ll invite you to the call!
Last week I did a major clean-out of my blogroll, mostly because I am losing Google Reader this summer.
Honestly, though, this has needed to happen for a while. I spend very little time on Google Reader anymore anyway, and most blogs have other ways for me to consume their content now, rather than RSS feeds.
A whole bunch of the blogs in my Google Reader didn’t make the cut. If yours was one of them, here’s why.
1. You don’t update regularly.
This is the numero uno reason why I unsubscribe from blogs. If you’re not going to update your blog on a regular basis (even if that regular basis is once a month), I’m not going to keep following it.
2. Your blog is boring.
Proof: My sad, sad journal chart.
Guys, you may be wondering about that whole Happiness Project thing I was posting about. I want to be honest with you. February was a huge fail. I mean, I bit it hard. I failed to track the activities I laid out for myself, and I spent many days whining and grousing about my failed attempts, and I was generally unhappy about my happiness. Ironic much? Reasons I may have failed:
- A poor system. I made a chart in my journal, which I then failed to look at, pretty much ever.
- A difficult task. I know this stuff is supposed to make me happy, and I think it would if I could get around my bad attitude and just do it, but I did not take into account how difficult it would be.
- I got busy. Lame, but true.
So, I’m rebooting. That sounds better than quitting and starting up again, doesn’t it? Yep, let’s go with rebooting.