I have a new "flog," I mean "Plog," on Amazon.com. It's a special diary that any author can run on their book pages on Amazon's site, and it's kinda like crawling into every reader's lap!
The best part of the "Plog" is that any Amazonian can write to me right there on the spot, and I can reply. I've encouraged all who see it to: "ask me anything."
Of course, since it's such a public site, people won't probably ask me as sexually candid questions as they would here, which is a shame. I would love to talk about sex on the same pages that I'm griping about my iPod battery! It's like talking dirty in the aisles of Target, another thing I like to do.
Like many authors who're trying this, I'm wondering how an Amazon blog should be different from what I post here. I feel a little giddy that I get to "meet" every single person who looks up or buys one of my works on Amazon. Or what about the people who just troll by to write reviews that amount to "you suck!"? Finally, I can confront them!
Speaking of new blogs, I started a Susie space on "myspace" just to watch it die... actually, just to see what fumes come up, like a science experiment. I really don't get "how" you do myspace. I don't know how to post music, or hot graphics, and I answered the profile questions honestly, which I now see is a faux pas. Clearly, I am a myspace duffer.
However, the first message I got was from a nice woman named Buttercup, who I immediately made my "friend." Is it appropriate to be so impulslve?
I get so nervous about these "internet friend" things. Have I ever mentioned that "J.T. Leroy" hounded me to join Friendster, which amounted to an avalanche of spam which has never, ever abated? Needless to say, I didn't make anything resembling an actual F-R-I-E-N-D on that site at all, it was just another one of JT's time drains.
Today I got my second message from myspace, from a guy who told, not asked, me to meet him at a local beach so he could "stuff his cock in my cunt." Of course I dropped everything to fulfill his needs. How do I block turdwads like that?
All this fooling around on other people's sites made me miss home. I sat down and wrote about twenty new music, movie, and book reviews for my own site here, which you can read on the pink sidebars. ENJOY!