Many have told me those exact words. Someone recently sent me some off-the-wall sarcastic thoughts and phrases to describe my blogging and Internet whoring.
• If blogs were like wine...consider Dawne a wino.
• Hi, I'm Dawne, I'm a blog-aholic.
• Dawne Prochilo: For when one blog just isn't enough.
I've even been nominated as President of the Overbloggers Anonymous Club apparently.
There was even post on my personal facebook wall from when I was attending the Lori Foster 7th Annual RAGT this past June. I posted that I had met a fellow attendee who blogged almost as much as I did...the first comment to that post said “Blog Hoe”. That came directly from my husband who was sitting five feet away from me. If I wasn't so involved in searching blogs at that moment I would've smacked him...plus I had a lead on a really cool promo opportunity for one of my fellow Naughty Romance Writers private group members. Blog first, smack later.
I oversee eight blogs daily, post to many of them on a weekly basis, tweet them out daily and organize virtual blog tours for ebook authors. All in a day's work, I guess.
Each morning I wake up around 4am EST and spend about two hours scouring the hundreds of blogs I follow looking for NRW members, reviews, calls for submissions and interesting tidbits to share. Then after working an 8-hour day at the day job...I spend another few hours each evening doing the same thing. Blogs post all throughout the day and I don't want to miss a good feature.
And let's not forget all the blogs I write for other authors as promos for myself...guest blogs, commenting on various blogs and tweeting the blogs for more exposure. It's an endless circle of “whoring”.
But I love it !
I'm just not happy unless I'm connected to the virtual world of publishing. Someone recently told me I had (or they imagined) my laptop conjoined to my hip. Really? Am I THAT bad? Sheesh...maybe I am. But the thrill of helping other authors promote just excites me...yes, excites me.
The tweeting...the comments... all of it- it's such an adrenalin rush for me.
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