Thanks also to Doug Eat Doug's Brian Anderson for mentioning my comic!
I've decided, by the way, that Eliza's cat REALLY needs a name. Any suggestions?
Last week I asked why some of you read blogs. Here are some of the responses:
From Katharine Swan:
"I read blogs (primarily other writers’ blogs) for much the same reason as I write them:
1) Getting involved in the online writing community — it’s like having coworkers without the drama!
2) Getting to know other writers — I like having friends who share my passion!
3) Because it’s just darn fun… Not to mention it’s a good way to procrastinate and still feel like doing something useful. Reading blogs (as well as writing them) is my stress relief.
4) Did I mention that it’s fun?"
From Linda Blatchford:
"I read blogs to see what people are blogging about because everyone’s blogging.
I write blogs because I like to write and it’s quicker than working on the 3 books I’m writing and have to reformat to pitch again.
Love the name of your website … hmmm, maybe I should change the name of mine to 'will write ABOUT chocolate'. (I am a chocolate distributor and a chocoholic.)"
From Susan Johnston:
"I read blogs to get inspired and connect with other writers. It’s an excellent distraction when I’ve hit a brick wall with my other work."
"I primarily read the blogs of my favorite authors to get a little bit more of their writing in between books. I check almost daily the blogs of Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, Libba Bray, and Holly Black.
Although I myself love to write and aspire to be published one day (I’m a teenager, so making it to graduation is my main concern right now), I love reading just as much, if not more."
"I read blogs for the simple reason that I like reading - be it books or blogs,whats the difference? you get variety and some snippets of some ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ elements ,with an added dash of humor - it just spices up my otherwise dull and boring day at work where the only source of entertainment would be the sound of the coffee-machine!"
"I read blogs because they’re entertaining and informative. They allow me to connect with others out there in the void. :)"