I am very slowly building this site. Today I’m experimenting with links. First off – I need to get this out of my brain.
It drives me crazy – Trolls
It is the big ugly downside to the internet. Trolls can really ruin your day if you allow them to rent space in your head.
As many hours as I spend at the keyboard marketing my book “Let’s Do Lunch” on various forums – I continually run into these hairy monsters. I have only been the target of one troll attack – on a private forum – but have seen a lot of carnage.
Yet the one place where it makes the most sense to advertise – Amazon book forums – is the place most heavily patrolled by trolls. They are territorial creatures, if Amazon was a dog park it would reek.
Probably the most important thing to remember about trolls is that I don’t want to become one. I think it is a disease like Lycanthropy – if you are bitten, you can catch it.
Onward to happier news –
I’ve had the honor of being featured on the “Thank You” page of ‘Authors on Show.’ This has been a great boost to my week and my marketing effort. I even posted a coupon code for Smashwords to drive some business to the site for my book.
Here is the smashwords link for “Let’s Do Lunch” and the coupon code to purchase it for $1.50 is: XR93G
So far I’m very pleased with wordpress.com – this is easier and more flexible than I expected.