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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time To Unwind

It was a very long week at Zannini south, but I feel I got a goodly amount done. The trip back seemed endless. It rained all 300 miles. I didn't mind the rain in north Texas, we really needed it, but I wish it could have waited until I was safely home.

5 hours of driving + steady rain + cooped up dogs + full bladders = Loooong Trip

Glad I'm home. It will be so nice when we both get to live in the SAME house like normal people.


I haven't been posting lately, but I have been keeping up with the news. Quartet Press closed suddenly and unexpectedly. The explanation was a little veiled which led to all sorts of speculation.

To be honest, since the public hasn't invested in QP yet, the public isn't owed an explanation, but the authors who signed on, the cover artists, the editors, and the admin staff is owed an explanation--a thorough and unvarnished explanation. I hope they got one.


Blogging is still my favorite way to interact with everyone. Now that I live in the middle of nowhere it's more important to me than ever before. I don't go on Twitter anymore. I'd like to, but it takes too much time and I can't keep up with all the conversations.

Do you Twitter? Is it worth it to you or has it become a time drain? Maybe I'm doing it wrong.


catie james said...

Maybe I'm doing it wrong too - I don't get much "interaction" at Twitter, but yeah - lots of time lost to reading everyone else's Tweets. MEEP!

Marian said...

I don't Twitter - there's just not enough time. Blogging, discussion boards and email are my preferred ways of connecting with or talking to others.

Have you tried Myspace or Facebook as well?

Maria Zannini said...

Catie: I understand completely. I know there are programs in place that will let you follow people without actually "following". One of my friends has hundreds of people she follows, but she only actually reads a handful.

Methinks it's a little dishonest. I wouldn't want someone following me and then find out he's not even reading my posts. What's the point then?

Maria Zannini said...

Marian: I do have MySpace, but again, it's not set up for someone like me. I hate all the advertising and the friending thing is a little annoying. Like Twitter, sometimes you get some real weirdos too. I've had to block quite a few who were just out to self promote--or worse.

I simply don't have time for that. If anyone is interested in what I do, they can find out all they want by reading this blog.

Marianne Arkins said...

For LASR, we have Myspace, Facebook and Twitter...

In tracking stats, we get more clicks from Facebook than ANY other site, except for Google (searches). Period.

I use Twitter to pick up our blog feeds and send them to Facebook, but that's almost all anymore. It got to be a time suck and I didn't see the point.

Myspace is simply not user friendly, IMHO. I keep it, but don't get there often.

My fave, hands down, is Facebook. Easy to use, fun to hang out on, and there's a lot of quality interaction.

My .02 FWIW

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Marianne!

Facebook has really turned around since I first looked into it, but I still don't trust them after that rights fiasco.

--which is just as well since I don't have time to spare anyway.