Monday, April 7, 2008

Don't be a Troll

What’s Jack up to? Whew. Wild boy is fine and happy for a few hours of quiet on this Monday morning.


This weekend was my monthly RWA/NYC local chapter meeting and we were treated to an exceptional talk on self promotion and blogging by Sarah from Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books (that would be us ya'll!) and Ron Hogan from Media Bistro's Galley Cat.


Thanks to Sarah and Ron for being so candid on with their views and generous with their advice for the newbies of the group. Love the bit about not being a Troll. You know someone who goes around saying inflammatory things just to stir up trouble. Don’t you just hate people like that? They are not as cute as these litte guys to the right. If I ever get Trollish and it’s not about reality TV, feel free to give me a verbal smack-down.


I walked away from the talk feeling like I was a least doing some things right with my little blog here by being my true self and sharing my thoughts on: Writing, TV, Knitting and life. Being a pre-pubbed author this is really a way to show my voice and get some words on a page every day even when my WIP is not flowing like I’d like. And let’s face it, it’s a bit therapeutic. Even if you’re not really listening I like to think you are!


This blogger thanks you for tuning in.



Best,

Kwana

15 comments:

David Dust said...

Hey Kwana -

I'm recapping Step It Up and Dance! Pop on over and take a look when you get a chance.

XOXO

DD

pve design said...

Oh, how I wish I had my trolls from the old school days. Trolls remind us to be playful, that there is luck and that life should be happy!
Write happy.

Kristen Painter said...

Trolls suck. I really enjoy your blog - it's a fun read, which is the best I think an unpubbed writer can hope for.

Kwana said...

Hi David. Now you're making me watch yet another show just for your fun recap!

I wish I had my trolls too. Their hair used to crack me up.

Thanks for the kind words Kristen. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

trolls? are they bacK?

Eileen said...

You know I love your blog because you are my soul sister. I am also watching Step it Up. I will be popping over to david dust now.

Kwana said...

I think they are mommy the robot. I actually got some for my daughter for Christmas.

Thanks Eileen. I know we are secret twins.

Bananasmom said...

I love to read your blog Kwana!
Did you hear that Project Runway is moving to Lifetime TV?

Kwana said...

I did hear that bananasmom. I also heard there's some controversy with it. I wonder if they will just do past seasons? I think it should stay with Bravo. Why mess up what's good?

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Kwana - you are definitely one of my favorite bloggers!! I absolutely love coming here to read about your take on reality TV, hearing about your kids and everything else you write about. You have become a part of my daily routine and I'm so glad! :-)

Kwana said...

Sniff. Don't make me get emotional BG. Thanks so much. I love your blog too. Making new friends has been the topper on this journey.

Kwana said...

Hey bananasmom I'm just hearing more of the PR mess. It sounds awful. I can't imagine Lifetime doing the show justice. I wonder if the deal will stand. Bravo is fighting it. We'll see.

Katie(babs) said...

I use to collect trolls. I had a clown one I named Harvey in college and my roommate had a fear of clowns. I would put Harvey in her bed. LOL
We still talk about it after 14 years :)

Kwana said...

Funny! Love the old troll dolls.

Leanna said...

I agree, I was so inspired with the talk that I immediately thought about hooks for my blog. Even on just two posts, I heard from people that weren't my friends in real life. :)

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