Social Networks Don’t WORK. Do they?

On July 22, 2013, in FACEBOOK, Opinion, Social Media, Spamming, The Internet, Twitter, by rsguthrie

So I hear these questions all the time (blogs asking their readers, friends asking me, my own self asking its internal self) “Does _______ (social network) really do anything for me? I’ve had my opinions for a while, yet I’ve held back. Today I broke one of my own CARDINAL rules. Never spam. Never, ever, […]


Twitter Downsizing (And A Request)

On September 9, 2012, in Blogging, Mea Culpa, Twitter, by rsguthrie

For those of you who are down on me bloggin’ so much, don’t worry—I’ve decided to back off to Friday Blogs only unless there’s something fairly important I want to say (like this). By the way, next week is Molly on Writing, a brilliant guest post by super-blogger Molly Greene you are not going to […]


The Internet Is No Place For Funny, Buddy

On August 24, 2012, in Blogging, Encouragement for Indies, Indie Authors, Marketing, Mea Culpa, Twitter, by rsguthrie

So yesterday I felt like having some fun with a blog. You know, humor. No one probably takes time to read the small print below my masthead blog titles, but I normally take the time to categorize my blogs so that folks know what they are receiving (or, better, about to receive). Yesterday’s category was but one, singular, […]


Starbucks Coffee And The Imprisoning Effect Of Twitter (And Other Social Media)

On July 29, 2012, in eBook Pricing, Future Ideas, Indie Authors, Marketing, The Market, Twitter, by rsguthrie

I had one idea for a blog that became two, that are somewhat related (Indies trying to succeed in a cruel, isolated world and the pricing challenge faced by all). So I mashed them together here. I hope it turns out better than that potato recipe I tried last year. Bad. So very, very bad. […]


Are You Marketing Like A Caveman?

On April 17, 2012, in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Soap Box, The Market, Twitter, by rsguthrie

  I work my ass off marketing my books. I tweet and I buy ads and I pimp myself until I feel like I should be pulling on some lacy leggings and walking the red light district (I apologize profusely for the image I just created in your mind—may it not be as indelible as […]


YOU? A Used Car Salesman?

On April 11, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Twitter, by rsguthrie

I define auto-promoting as the condition whereby you program your favorite Tweeting automatic application (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Socialoomph) to send out a “Thank you for following” message but you ALSO include a “please check out my (book/collection/trailer/website/Facebook page/etc.)” along with it. I used to be of the marketing, marketing, marketing mindset and though I would not […]


Does Bette Midler Follow You?

On March 15, 2012, in Celebrities, Miscellaneous, Parody, Twitter, by rsguthrie

Twitter ratios. You probably don’t pay much attention to them. Or maybe you do. Either way you likely have some set of rules (even loose ones) that you consult when deciding whether or not you are going to follow someone (or more importantly, follow them back). I used to follow everyone back who followed me. […]


Guest Post: Frederick Lee Brooke (8 Things He’s Learned)

On March 13, 2012, in Guest Posts, Indie Authors, The Market, Twitter, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

You’re all familiar, I assume, with Twofer Tuesdays? This is when a radio station plays two songs in a row from every artist that day. Well in a way this is a Twofer for me today—I have the honor of hosting another guest blog AND it is also one of my favorite Indie writers around. […]


A Haze of Twits

On August 31, 2011, in Twitter, by rsguthrie

When I started this blog (shades of one day past) I promised no PC. All I meant by such a promise is that I fully intend to be honest and not pull punches. Ergo, prepare for the punch. I saw a question by a twit(terer) yesterday asking “how do you get the most out of […]


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