I wasn’t online much on Monday thanks to an afternoon doctor’s appointment but when I looked at my download numbers for He’s With the Band on Amazon I was floored. when I saw Monday’s final numbers I tanj near fell out of my chair. Continue reading
I can hear my former in-laws jumping for joy but alas, I’m not actually leaving Terra. But my name is, thanks to NASA. Continue reading
Earlier this year WordPress, the company that hosts this site, announced that they now support site logos for their hosted websites. That got me thinking and I have come up with some possible site logos but I’d like my readers to help me pick which of the possible logos will represent my writing. The logo I end up going with won’t only go on this site and the books I write, including any updated ebooks or even covers for the three books I already have published. It will also be used on Twitter and any other platform I use to connect with my readers.
From the “I Couldn’t Do that Again If I Tried Department”, I was checking my weekend download numbers and sales stats this morning when I checked the overall rank for Somewhere… and More on Amazon and had to stop and grin.
I’m not grinning because of where it falls on the chart, mainly because it’s been a lot higher, but because of the last two sets of numbers. In the fourteen months that I’ve been a published author I’ve never seen a number where the digits on one side of a comma match the number on the other side of the comma.
I just had to share this. I’m still working on the rewrite of He’s With the Band but since I only have access to a laptop when I’m at the library every day I end up with a lot more to do every day than I have time to do and I have a new scene for the story to type up and I’d swear I hear the notebook the new scene was written in yell at me every time I look at it. Hopefully Santa Claws will leave a laptop and some catnip under the tree if I still don’t have a laptop by Chrismukkuh.
I just got an email update from my congressman, Michael E. Capuano (D-MA 7th) about a bill coming up for a vote tomorrow. There’s no federal budget passed yet for the new fiscal year that will begin on 1 October and they want to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open. My readers may recall that I’ve suggested that if our elected officials in Washington DC can’t pass a budget by the start of a fiscal year they should get their pay docked. Is it time to let our elected officials find out that their paychecks will get a little lighter? Continue reading
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.
Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.
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One of the things I heard several times when I was running my Kickstarter Campaign was that people would like a way to back me outside of the Kickstarter campaign. Today I was reminded of this when I saw an article from Make Use Of on making money from creative content. They mentioned two ways my readers could tip me so I wanted to ask which way you’d like me to go with. Continue reading