Check out the first episode of my off-the-cuff pop culture video blog! I chat about Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones and Sarah MacLean’s The Rogue Not Taken, and also give a “meh” to AMC’s Into the Badlands.
I have been on the Internet for 18 years, used everything from IRC to AOL chatrooms to EGroups to Twitter, and probably made every rookie mistake you can think of in that time. Thus, I figured I would impart some of my hard-won wisdom about engaging on social media. This primarily applies to Twitter, because… Read More Quit Being a Twit: a Social Media Tip Sheet
There comes a time in every writer’s life when they must put up or shut up. For me, today is that day. After four years, I’ve finally attached a domain name to this blog: badnecklace.com. I actually leaned more heavily towards “.net” initially, because it has a more poetic ring to it. However, when it… Read More The Mistress of My Domain
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,700 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s. In… Read More 2010 in review (this is kind of cool!)
This is kind of ironic, given that I posted a few months ago about Candace Sams and the nature of criticism, but I’m starting to feel pangs of guilt for writing about books. For my day job, I get paid to offer my thoughts on daytime television, and there’s a certain amount of distance in… Read More My moral qualms, let me show you them
In an embarrassing instance of “when authors go apeshit,” genre writer Candace Sams began a mostly one-sided wankstorm over a few negative reviews of one of her books. Within hours, it had hit Twitter and even romance blogging site Dear Author, with people basically pulling up lawn chairs and popping popcorn to watch this woman… Read More The facts of a critical life.
In my previous entry, I mentioned being from the land of musical numbers. My antecedants are from the land o’ Bollywood films. I’m from the land of peanut butter buckeyes, Kiwanis and Wildberry incense.