WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

If self-publishing is like building a house, what are Amazon rankings?

Vis-a-vis the shot in the arm that Ereader News Today provided yesterday (carrying into today), I find it peculiar that selling sixty-odd books in 24 hours is enough to catapult … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Twitter hacking alert

We watched Ed Wood last night, so the words, “Bevare, bevare!” are fresh in my mind. My Twitter account got hacked this morning by one of those “get more followers” … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 15 Comments

Do androids dream of electric tweets? The Tetris effect is back!

  It’s happening. I’m dreaming about Twitter. About tweeting. I’m tweeting in my dreams and hoping for retweets and mentions and followers and clicks. I’m seeing the constant scroll of … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

Wave bye-bye to the @amandapalmer effect (we hardly knew ye edition)

I thought I’d share a final, fleeting glance at the skyscraper that was my Amanda Palmer Day, a seemingly normal Sunday in September, when all of a sudden Twitter people … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Social media and common sense: no tweeting while walking!

“There’s this new neediness — it pervades everything.” These are the words of a character in Dave Eggers’ new novel, The Circle, which seems to be about a monolithic information/social … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

An idea @amandapalmer would love: #Koomkey cash on Twitter

That’s right. I’ve name-checked Amanda Palmer again, but not to get beaucoup visitors via Twitter. This time it’s to reinforce her concept of supporting writers/musicians/artists (and anyone else you have … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 9 Comments

I ♥ @amandapalmer

What an interesting day at the blog yesterday. A quiet Sunday, as they often are. Typically low traffic, what, with lovely early autumn weather and the end of the regular … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 15 Comments

Book launch: Our Children Are Not Our Children (and free ebook opportunity!)

Click me! After a few trials and tribs, this lil baby is up and running on Am’zon today. Click on the thumbnail below to be taken straight to the purchase … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 16 Comments

Buzz kill: social media smoke and mirrors

Francis Guenette, of Disappearing In Plain Sight, makes an excellent point in a post about blogging and social media: “1000+ Followers. Cause for Celebration? Maybe not.” Those of us busting … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 16 Comments

Grooming for success

Do you ever wonder, as a writer, if blogging here on WordPress is really some kind of variation of “the prisoner’s dilemma”? Are we part of a grand experiment? Okay, … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 6 Comments