…there’s an uncanny parallel that exists between the community of ants and the community of online scribblers… the incredible mutual support and encouragement to their respective members… one of the important elements (at least, important to me) that I always include when answering Q and A online interview queries regarding how to be successful on the SOSYAL NETWURKS as an Author, is to give of yerself to other Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… the friendly mention on Twitter or Facebook… the HONEST review on the Great God Amazon pages and Goodreads (but only if the review rates 4-stars or 5-stars– I feel compelled not to publish the review if I warrant it at 3-star level or below)… inviting Guest Posts, and writing Guest Posts for other blogs… being part of the fabulous global diaspora of like-minded spirits… it never fails to lift me up… but what started out as a notional means of selling my masterpieces has evolved into sum’thing much more significant for this ol’ Jurassic… sales and downloads are merely an incidental by-product of the entire effort to be Web-connected… consider this:
…do I do it hoping people will do the same back?… NO!
…do I expect others to acknowledge my support to them ?… NO!
…do I give falsely high-rated reviews?… NO!
…do I do it with crossed-fingers that these people will buy my books because of it?.. NO!
…then, yeez may ask, ‘why does he do it at all?‘
…I’m not clever enuff to WURK out the psychology behind it, but I know in my guts the immense pleasure that I derive from being involved online with the best bunch of folks around… it seems to me these days, Authors do not compete with each other… they simply compete with their ownselves to be the best writers they can be… and that makes a warped kind of sense to me… and coming back to the start of this piece, scientists and entomologists reckon when Doomsday comes, the most likely survivors will be the ants…
…p’raps we quill-scrapers might get equal billing in the Survivor stakes… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ !…
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