Saturday, April 28, 2012

MAKING FRIENDS ONLINE



Okay, so I write nasty little horror stories, but this post is about making friends online, and my Zombie intestines eating people just wouldn't present the same visual as these cute kittens.

I put posts up all over the place and meet some great people. Now what I like to see is when some of my friends reach out to some of my other friends and they become friends. How cool is that?

Case in point: for two months I was spotlighting some very talented women in my Woman in Horror series on DarkMedia City blog. What's happening now is some of these great authors are reaching out to other great authors and reading each others books. In another instance, one of my friends posted about book signings and another friend told her that she was doing one close to where they both live. Guess what? They will both be there to do signings now.

While there are some petty people involved in the publishing industry, the same as any other, what we are seeing here are different writers from different publishing houses getting to know and like each other and helping each other out.

Also, I'm happy when these great ladies post on DarkMedia City's blog or other ones and continue spreading the word.

Everything comes back to us, folks. If we are kind to others, others will be kind to us. That means a nicer place for us all to live in.

I like that.

Blaze

8 comments:

  1. Such a great post, Blaze. Spreading kindness around is so much easier than being hateful and petty. Doing it with love in your heart serves everyone well. My mother often used to say to me as a kid, "Remember Cindy, you get more flies with honey than vinegar." A woman of infinite wisdom, I find Mom was usually right.

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  2. I like it, too, Blaze. That's awesome! I have mentioned this to a few others over the course of these remarkable couple of years that I have been doing this, but perhaps more important than any potential career that I might have are the relationships that I have developed with some really great people. Thanks for reminding people about that fact, my friend. I hope you're having a great weekend.
    Take care.

    -Jimmy

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  3. Thank you, Cindy! I am sooo proud of these wonderful ladies! This can be such a great business if we allow it to be.

    Blaze

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  4. Thanks, Jimmy! Sometimes I wonder about publishing more of my own stories, but I get so wrapped up in the joy that is my friends' that it seems secondary. I write like a demon and they will be published, but I have held my books in my hands and know the joy and want others to share that as well.

    Have a great weekend, buddy!

    Blaze

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  5. Wonderfully put, Blaze! I am very grateful for the sense of community I've found in my social networks. We all rise together with the same tide....

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  6. Ooh, I love that talk about the tide, Lisa, but it is so true. If one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

    Blaze

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  7. I agree with that Blaze! I saw an author the other day that told another author he was wasting his time trying to get authors to help promote his book, that they were all busy trying to promote their own stuff and didn't care if you succeeded or failed. I had to step in and tell her that I didn't agree and that I post other authors work all the time, on facebook, on twitter...that we had to help each other out. She said I was one of the rare ones. And again, I don't agree because I know authors like you and a horde of other wonderful authors that never fail to promote other writers. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Blaze, you rock!

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  8. We're all in this together, Jezri. Why be mean-spirited? That is a total waste of energy. Helping each other along the way is the only way to go. Besides, no author is so great that they can not learn from their friends and peers.

    Blaze

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