And see? Here's a picture of me.
Aren't I cute? That has to be worth something...
I used to hate fellow writers who shamelessly self-promoted. I grew weary of their advertising, most of them wrote books I'd never read, had posts I seldom agreed with - made little sense and had little pride.
Now I know their plight.
Writing is a thankless job with the most internal rewards I can ever imagine. Most of us earn meager livings as technical writers or copy editors; the greatest joy is sometimes carried over into daily expressions on our blogs, my own is this one - Brazen Princess.
Today is the last day of KCRA's A-LIST, a local area competition that is based on viewer response. My own blog, Brazen Princess, at this writing, is in the top ten, but with only one day left of voting, I am hoping to get out the vote and make it into the all-important top-5.
With a top-5 rating, I am "seen" - or noticed. I have told myself that this means I am a good writer- the truth is that my blog (at this writing) is sandwiched between two beauty blogs that sing the praises of hair extensions and age-defying products. In other words, literary blogs (I might flatter myself) are giving way to commercial blogs; self-promoters who have better looking blogs and advertise better than I do!!
Can I ask you to vote for me? It's free (albeit a bit of a hassle) here's the link: