If you don’t have a Blog and you are a writer, I would suggest that you start one and contribute a short article a couple of times a week. Here’s the easiest way to start a Blog.
Step 1. Go to http://www.blogger.com and start an account. If you don’t have your own website or you can’t handle all the FTP techie stuff, just check off that you want to use Blogger.com’s website blogspot.com. You have to pick a nice looking template and fiddle a little with the configuration, but this is easy stuff. In five minutes, you will have a nice blog and can start making entries.
That’s it – there is no step 2.
Every day or so, make an entry about what you are reading or writing. Record interesting links, comment on the weather, your pets, or the nasty neighbors.
They say the only way to become a writer is to write. Making daily entries in a journal is the classic way writers hone their skills. Blogs are just online journals and a wonderful tool for a writer.
• Keith’s Blog, Wandering is at http://www.cthreepo.com/blog/
Many science fiction writers, editors, and publishers have Blogs. Here is a list of some of my favorites:
• William Gibson
• Rudy Rucker
• John Shirley
• Bruce Sterling
• Kathryn Kramer (New York Review of Science Fiction)
• Jed Hartman (Strange Horizons)
• Making Light (Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden)
• J. Allen Erwine (Martian Wave & others)
• Robert J. Sawyer
• Mike Brotherton
• Matthew Cheney (The Mumpsimus)