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Death to the boring author website: long live the Revolution!

One year ago this weekend, something happened to this website. I doubt very many of you noticed it because I know for a fact that almost no one who is … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

“I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today!”: The intriguing anatomy of WordPress spam comments.

If you’re on WordPress, or really any blogging platform, spam in your comments is undoubtedly the bane of your existence. I’m sure you see hundreds of spam comments a week–most … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Demotivated: the rise and fall of “Successories” and its parodies.

When was the first time you remember walking into an office, waiting room or conference room that had a Successories poster on the wall? You know, one of those framed … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Charles Dickens’s” toxic auto-tweets: a cautionary tale for authors on Twitter.

I’m going to tell you a little story. It is a story, as the main character is made up, though as most good stories are it’s based on fact. Pretty … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 5 Comments


Originally posted on puzzle pieces:
I follow. A DM informs me the person I followed uses TrueTwit. I unfollow. And so goes the cycle, where one person, in an effort…

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google’s false mirror: when automatic “content optimization” algorithms get it wrong.

I have had a couple of frustrating experiences recently on Google Plus. Namely, my content feed was showing me articles and suggesting content, most of it political, that not only … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

TrueTwit: From tragedy to farce.

This article is a follow-up to my original article, published in January, about “TrueTwit Validation Service,” the world’s most-hated Twitter app. I wrote that article in a momentary fit of … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Is this blog worth it? The existential crisis of the author website.

At the risk of seeming melodramatic and narcissistic, I’d like to talk to you all about this site and what’s going on here, because, to be honest with you, I’m … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

9 Things Authors Should Never Do on Twitter

Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:
. . If you want to become popular on Twitter and have your tweets go viral, avoid these errors, and check out…

September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sean’s Twitter Primer for Authors…And Readers, Part I: Following and Followers.

I’m a little hesitant to put up this blog, because when I started this site I had a firm rule: “No social media advice.” It seems like everybody and their … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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