We had a tremendous amount of rain since Friday. More than 12 inches in a 24 hour period. We'd been dry for months so the rain was welcome. I just wish it hadn't come all at one time.
The storms were so fierce it brought down two (dead) trees on our land, but further south of us, flood waters derailed an entire train hauling cement. That won't be pretty to clean out.
I'm continuing my research on expanding my blog. The big question will be whether I should migrate to WordPress or stay on Blogger. I like Blogger but many of the affiliates I'm interested in seem better connected to WordPress. It would be a big step for me.
Right now I'm busy reading up on their terms of service. From what I've heard, blogging with affiliates is a lot trickier than it used to be. I don't want to make any missteps out of ignorance.
For instance, I can't advertise too big a percentage of free books if I also happen to have an affiliate that sells books. I think I can get around that if I post a separate post that doesn't compete with the affiliate. My plan right now is to offer a small venue to my writer friends.
In my own small way, expanding into a bigger audience looking for bargains and DIY articles, I might be able to showcase a few books every week. I'll know more once I parse out all the fine print.
And tomorrow, I'll tell you why I'm doing this.
In the meantime, I want to give a shout out to a few friends in the middle of a promotion.
Jenny Schwartz is asking people to nominate her novel, Sky Garden for the Kindle Scout program. This sounds like a pretty sweet deal so be a pal and nominate Jenny's book. Here's the link.
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan is in the middle of a blog tour promoting her fantasy series, Seasons Avatar. They're offering some pretty nice prizes in the rafflecopter. Check it out.
My buddy, Jimmy Garcia Jr. is doing a bang up job in direct sales of his books with a couple of live book events. I really need to interview him and find out if he has any secrets to share. He always seems to do a great job hand-selling his books. Must be the smile.
Tyrean Martinson is putting her book, Champion in the Darkness for free to get people interested in the rest of her fantasy series. Go over and take a look.
Last but not least, Mike Keyton is looking for readers with a soft spot for "not your average" noir fantasy with his novel, Clay Cross. I know Mike must be serious about his career because he sent me his author photo and I touched it up with the right background. Look out world!
To all my WordPress friends, how do you like it? Is it easy to navigate? If I do this I'll be spending the extra bucks to have my own domain.
Is it cool by you? Other than the rain, our temps have been pretty mild.
End of Part One. Click here for Part Two.