Blogging Tips Meme #3, 4, and The Schmooze award



This is the sign of burnout. Right here, folks.

I owe two more Blogging Tips Memes, but to be honest with you, I lost heart. I had the drafts saved; all I needed to do was post them.

But then I was blog surfing and came onto some strangers’ blogs and what did I see? Memes. And not the fun kind, like the Schmoozing award (we’ll get to that one in a second). The kind that didn’t give me ANY inkling into what the blog was about. And I thought, I don’t want this to be what people see when they visit me.

Thus, I nuked the drafts of Blogging Tips #3 and 4. Really, I have no words of wisdom other than to say have fun with what you do. And if you can’t glean that from my posts or from the fun comment trails, nothing I can spell out will help.

Thus, on to the FUN.

Both PJ at the Urban Recluse and Thomma Lyn have graced me with The Power of Schmooze Award.

This one means as much as the Rockin’ Wench Awards you guys handed me. I’m gonna get all sappy here and make poor Trevor throw up in his motorcycle boots, but so be it. I’m pleased you guys have let me be part of your lives, and I’m even more pleased when you demand I step in front of my fictional characters and speak to you as myself. Most of all, it gives me hope that when Trevor’s Song finally hits the shelves, you’ll all buy multiple copies. Yes, I promise now to make it VERY easy for you to get autographed copies, all the while helping out some local-to-me independent bookstores.

…and in the week since I wrote this post, more awards have come my way. I’ll get to those later in the week or next week. Stay tuned. By all means, keep the honors coming! It’s not just good for my ego in the face of rejection letters for a hard-to-place debut novel. It makes Trevor and the rest of the band happy.

Now, onward. There’s more fictional fun ahead for you; my blog queue is stuffed to overflowing. There are more changes afoot… keep your eyeballs peeled.

And in the meantime, my friends, rock on.



  1. Rhian / Crowwoman

    August 18, 2007 12:33 pm

    you are a gifted schmoozer dahling! a requirement as you know for stepping into the public eye. i noticed you got a “Nice” award this week too. ROFLMAO!!BR/and you are… nice. heh. (ducking) BR/Personally – i’ll disembowel anyone who tries to slap “nice” on me. “Evil” now – that’s an award i covet. Has ayone come up with an Evil Blogger Award yet? hmmmm…

  2. Rhet

    August 18, 2007 1:13 pm

    “’ll all buy multiple copies…”BR/BR/I think I’ll just steal one, okay.

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 18, 2007 1:20 pm

    NOT okay, Rhet. I’ll need to earn out my advance. Once I’ve done that, steal away to your heart’s content.BR/BR/That’s an old schtick, actually. Stealing a band’s album instead of buying it.

  4. Dewey

    August 18, 2007 2:14 pm

    I was tagged several times for the blogging tips meme too, and passed. I knew it would take SO much time to go back and create all those links, and I’m already so behind on reviews. So I completely understand your opting out!

  5. Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

    August 18, 2007 2:35 pm

    Isn’t it great to just be yourself!BR/Can’t wait to get your autograph, and not just on a blank piece of paper, on that book!

  6. Nancy

    August 18, 2007 3:21 pm

    I am keeping fingers crossed for you to get that book deal. I am so glad you keep wracking up the awards.BR/BR/This is good: Trevor throwing up on his motorcycle boots. LOL! I can so see it. BR/BR/Seriously, nothing wrong with being nice. Its being nice as in a doormat that is the problem. KWIM?BR/It took me forever to be ok with nice.

  7. Thomma Lyn

    August 18, 2007 3:37 pm

    Hugs to you, dear! YOU ROCK! And congrats, excellent Schmoozer — that’s a very good thing to be, because you are one of those superduper people who make the Blogosphere a better place. :)BR/BR/And LOL @ Trevor throwing up in his motorcycle boots! Guess what, he and I have something in common — I wear motorcycle boots, too. But I’ve never thrown up in them (though my cats have yakked up hairballs Ion/I them). 🙂

  8. Rhet

    August 18, 2007 4:37 pm

    Oooops!BR/I meant steal your heart so that you give me a copy!BR/Silly me!BR/How do you steal an album? From a music store? That’s theft, and it’s not only immoral, it’s illegal. and it hurts the retailer more that the artist as the retailer has already bought them so the artist has been paid.BR/Internet theft is different.

  9. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 18, 2007 6:41 pm

    Rhet, you’re crazy if you expect me to believe that line about you meant to steal my heart. Just … nuts. BR/BR/Thanks, everyone. Is it me, or is there some sort of momentum building here? I don’t usually sneak peeks at the way the story ends, but I’m sure dying to know how this one goes!

  10. Amy Ruttan

    August 18, 2007 7:50 pm

    You deserve schmooze darling. I’ve never barfed in motorcycle boots but I puked on my 2001 Rules of Civil Procedure at the end of exams. Stained by my Rules purple (red wine). That’s why I get sick every time I look at a Rules of Civil Procedure.

  11. Rhet

    August 19, 2007 1:39 pm

    “…Rhet, you’re crazy…”BR/BR/Crazy for you!

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 19, 2007 1:44 pm

    *snort*BR/BR/And Amy, that’s a hell of a story. I like it!

  13. Rhet

    August 19, 2007 2:52 pm

    snort?BR/BR/I love that!BR/Do it again.

  14. WendyWings

    August 19, 2007 7:48 pm

    I often pass on memes and really understand the burnout thing. I am only just back now after being burnt out, and it seems I lost most of my readers while I was away lol.BR/Have a great rest of the weekend.

  15. julia

    August 19, 2007 9:45 pm

    This is truly a West of Mars award! You definitely rock.

  16. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 19, 2007 9:46 pm

    Aww, babe, thanks! *kiss*

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