Hi! Long time no see, right? Sorry! My back is healing slowly – I am just now at the point where I can sit and work for any length of time (I write while lying down). So posting will start again in October (for real this time). That’s good, but it also leads me to the question:
How often should I post?
I read a problogger article recently that said that once a week or even once a month is the new standard for blog posts. It also said that people stop following blogs because the blog posted too much, and they got bombarded. Eep!
I don’t want to bombard anyone or chase them away! So I made a little survey to ask you, the readers, how often you want me to post. It should only take a few seconds, so please participate!
If you want to give more detail (like what types of posts you want), tell me in the comments! I want to make this blog as useful as possible for writers, so I really appreciate good feedback. 🙂
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: if you have a chance to go hear an author talk, do it. It’s fun, it’s interesting, and at the very worst, it’ll teach you what not to do (unfortunately, not all authors are decent public speakers).
That said, one of the things not to do as an audience member is to monopolize the author’s time by asking question after question. There are other people there, too (we assume). It is not a private interview. Asking one or two questions (with a space in between for others) is acceptable in the Q&A portion of the talk – even encouraged.
Now, if you run into an author at a bar, you can ask all you want. Just don’t forget that he/she has the perfect right to tell you where to shove your 12th rapid-fire question (or 9th, 3rd, or 23rd – it depends on the author) and get up and leave your intrusive badgering. So it’s probably a better idea to try to carry on a conversation like a regular human being and insert your biggest questions on occasion within that. (You know, subtle-like.) Which will also likely limit the number of questions that you get to ask.
So… here is my question for you: If you could only ask an author 2 questions, what would they be?