Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Link Slushpile #5

Thanks for joining me for today's The Link Slushpile or 'Hoops, Posts, Popularity, Comments, and Silliness.'

I apologize about the long absence. I have been traveling the past few weeks for work and though I have kept up with reading my regular blogs, I have not had the time for posting. But now that things are calming down, I should hopefully get into routine again. Thanks for your patience.

Some aspiring writers have expressed frustration at the feeling that agents are making them jump through proverbial hoops in order for their query to be respectfully considered. Literary agent Nathan Bransford addresses this by proposing instead that agents are really just trying to give writers some helpful hints on how to succeed.

If you are wondering what part (if any) of your manuscript is safe to post online, Editorial Ass has the answer.

Curious as to how popular your website or blog is, check out this website: Link Popularity Check. As mentioned in other posts of mine, Technorati is another blog popularity site.

Kathy Temean at Writing and Illustrating offers 10 steps to increase comments to your blog postings (hint: I'd love to have some this way, too). :-P

Finally, just for fun, here are 25 hilarious examples of analogies gone wrong (my favorites are: '#7--He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.' and '#20--The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.').


Kathy Temean said...

Thanks for mentioning me on your blog. I'll try to point visitor you way.

Kathy Temean

Sarah Garrigues said...

No problem. Thanks for the link-worthy post and the reciprocal offer.

Happy blogging!


Casey said...

Another great roundup!

Also, I awarded you an award (or two) on my blog.

: )

C. N. Nevets said...

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.hahahahahahahaha

I love this one because I first it was funny in its ridiculousness, but then it was even funnier when I realized that there have been times when I was travelling for work that I felt that way.

Valerie Storey said...

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