Blog of the Year Award

What a neat award. Thank you, Vikki, for thinking of me. Update as of 1/11/13…I was given another one from Cayman Thorn.     When I think about blog awards, I always find myself reevaluating the purpose of why I’m here. The other day I was talking to a friend, and she told me she…

I’m a Lazy Daisy

I have been sitting on a couple of awards. It’s not that I dislike the award ceremony; in fact, I love the tradition of exchanging awards among fellow bloggers. But because I take it seriously, I tend to overwhelm myself with all of the details and the rules and tracking where each award has come…

Sunday Spin-My Twilight Zone

This is what my blog feels like lately: Within the past couple of months I have noticed a strange ripple in blogosphere, and specifically within the teeny-tiny space that my blog occupies. First, I’ve encountered Ghost Bloggers. These “people” have a username but no site. That’s right, no site at all. Second, are Frenemies. These are bloggers who have followed my blog, giving…

Building my writing platform

I have been thinking a lot about brand-building. As I put aside my WIP to give it a good think, I wonder if I am successfully carving out my niche.  I need to communicate my core identity, and I need to communicate it well. I’m not just a writer.  I am a… A what? That’s…

Thank You Limebird Writers!

I have been hatched as a Limebird! That’s right! I am now part of the wonderfully creative, generous team at Limebird Writers. http://limebirduk.wordpress.com/ We are a group of writers who offer advice, review books, and muse on anything writing-related. We take our duties very seriously, even as we fly around cyberspace as limebirdkate (that’s me),…