Copy the five questions below and put in your answers. Post the completed Q&A on your blog, then tag three people to do the same.
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
Linda Woods introduced me to blogging via a class she was taking with Andy Wibbles and Suzanne Falter-Barnes. I think it was called “Blog your way to a Bestseller” and since I was promoting my book More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife at the time, I set up a blog to get things going. I didn’t like having to pay typepad to have a blog, so I discontinued their service when I found out that Blogger.com was offered at no cost for as many blogs as I wanted.
3. Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
Both of my blogs are for making money but also for giving information to other writers and those interested in stem cell research.
I found that a long URL http://right2recover.blogspot.com was hard to remember. I bought a domain name right2recover.com and forwarded it to my blog where I am promoting my latest book RIGHT TO RECOVER Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America. The other blog is for my business Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services at http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com
4. What 3 things do you struggle with online?
a) Having time to do all the networking I would like to do and stay current with client projects.
b) Giving away too much of my time without pay. But, blogging and network is so much fun, I can’t help myself! Besides, others help me in the process so it evens out in the long run.
c) I hate the password and user sign in. It slows me down. I keep a 4-page log on my desk with all the passwords and user names to all the sites where I am a member. When one of those doesn’t work it is very frustrating—especially when that user and pw worked last time.
5. What 3 things do you love about being online?
a) Meeting people I would never have met without the Internet. I enjoy helping others learn how to promote their book or business.
b) Education. I learn something new everyday on the Web. I think it is one of the best things ever invented!
c) Being able to contact someone by email is so cool. Being on the phone with non-productive chit-chat wastes so much time and I am not a phone person to begin with. I may not get an immediate response to my email, but I can go on to other things while I wait for my answer. For a multi-tasker, time management is very important.
The three people I am tagging are:
Hal Manogue is my poet friend who loves to blog. This type of online adventure is something he would be interested in.
Nikki Leigh - She's one of the busiest people I know but manages to organize and involve people in so many wonderful online adventures. If you want a terrific virtual blog tour, you must contact her. She has so many blogs, I don’t know which one to highlight here!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson – The best networker I have ever met; and I know a lot of them! J Her books are a must-have for authors and writers who want to produce quality books and promote them without breaking the bank.
Let’s see what they have to say when I pitch this idea to them!