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Two reminders and a Woot!

First the reminders:

SAFE FYB week (share a favorite entry from your blog week) ends on Tuesday. If you have a favorite post from your journal post that you'd like to share, let me know the title and link and I'll add it to the ones already there.

The Meager Puddle of Light Award for Best Opening Line.
Voting is underway. If you'd like to pick your favorite from the ten finalists, please follow the link.

"And what about the 'Woot!'?" you ask.
Well, a few people have told me I should think about turning my series on The Fine Art of Self-Promotion into a presentation. I decided that might be fun, so I put out a couple of feelers. Yesterday, I got an email from those nice folks at the GLVWG (a PA-based writing group), asking if I'd like to come and speak to their group next November.

It's not a story or book sale, but it's definitely good for a 'Woot!' in my book



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jakobdrud
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And fully deserved. Not only did you write a lot of very good advice about blogging and promotion -- you also made it work in real life, which is all the more convincing in my book.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
out_totheblack
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
WOOT!!!
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and great icon, or should I say 'Shiny'? :)
peadarog
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Hurray for the promotion of promotion! :-)
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Lol, now all I have to do is get a novel published so I can promote it on tour :)
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maryjdal
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Definitely a Woot! Congratulations.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it did kind of make my day :)
brian_ohio
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Isn't the proper spelling 'Whoot'?

Congrats on that. Where abouts in PA?
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
'Isn't the proper spelling 'Whoot'?'

Lucky they aren't asking me to do The Fine Art of Spilling :)

As for the location, it's in Palmer Library, near Nazareth PA - somewhere around R248.
kellyrfineman
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hooray!! Congrats on the upcoming (albeit a ways away) presentation!
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's near Nazareth (the American version). I go up that way for the Write Stuff Conference every year. It's a bit of a drive, but it'll be a lot of fun :)
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a_r_williams
Dec. 6th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Good job! Congrats.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Aaron :)
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jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I plan to use my best Dick Van-Dyke in Mary Poppins voice :)
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mongrelheart
Dec. 6th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
That's awesome, Jon! Congrats! Wish i lived a bit closer, I'd definitely want to come see you speak.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you :)
karen_w_newton
Dec. 6th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
It's true that a British accent is always an asset with an American audience, but you also have the experience to back up those pear-shaped tones with some good info! Woot, woot!

On the "my fav blog post" I have a distinct sense of deja vu. Did you do something like this before? I wouldn't want to repeat myself.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

You're probably thinking of I.P.A.F.P.F.Y.O.J.O.J.B. Day (International Pimp a Favorite Post From Your Own Journal on Jon’s Blog Day), which was back at the start of August, but that was for any blog and not limited to an entry from this year.

You shared 'Riding a BC all the way to an SF' with us then. Feel free to use it again, or share something different. I know you have lots of great posts to choose from :)
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serge_lj
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'll be sure and tell them about your Steampunk and Hollywood presentation when I'm there :)
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tracy_d74
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Woot! Whoot! (However you spell it). Well done!! Congratulations!! You Rock. I feel like I should try and get your autograph now before you become famous and can't be bothered with me, a mere mortal. ;)
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
' I feel like I should try and get your autograph now'

Lol, it's not hard to forge, just a big X :)
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norda
Dec. 6th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ah, whatdaheck, I'll play SAFE FYB.

This was written for an online writing contest that's still ongoing, but I rather like how the piece turned out.

"Empty Gestures" - http://norda.livejournal.com/615794.html

And yes, hooray for the "w00t"!
norda
Dec. 6th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Whoops, didn't see the correct place to post the link until after I'd hit the "enter" key. Will remedy.
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dendrophilous
Dec. 6th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the speaking engagement.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :)
latteya
Dec. 6th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Definitely a Woot!
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
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