October 1, 2014

ISWG Post Day 2!

Welcome my friends to the blog that never ends, I am your most excellent host, G.B. Miller!

It's October 1st, and you know what that means? It means it's IWSG time!

The first Wednesday of the month is set aside for insecure writers across the blog-o-sphere to share all of our individual experiences, the gud, the baaaaaad and the plug ugly. You can either click on the link at the picture, or on the IWSG page located at the top of this blog.

Today's post is a mixture of good news and a reality check.

First, the good news. I created a new book blog at Tumblr. Called Books By G.B. Miller, it's basically a referral/linky to my main book blog here on Blogger. The are only two reasons as to why I decided to do this.

First, I wanted to take advantage, however small, of blogging's dark side, and for better or worse, Tumblr is blogging's dark side. Any thing that your twisted little heart desires you can basically find on Tumblr, so I figure since my writings are flavored with sex (twisted to a small degree), why not try to take advantage of all possible mediums.

Secondly, and most importantly, I created a 2nd book blog in order to bail myself out of Facebook jail. Hard to believe, but I'm in the first level of Facebook jail, which is having to supply the CAPTCHA to any book blog link (and only my book blog) that I post to Facebook. The only reason that I can think of as to why I'm being punished, is that I went a tad overboard back in late 2012/early 2013 post links to my new (at the time) debut novel.

Realistically, Facebook is a double edged sword, in that they want you to pimp yourself/your product all over the place, but if you do it too much, you get knocked down a couple of notches. I have friends who have been put into Facebook jail for something as simple as thanking people for accepting a friend request. So my friends, always keep it in the back of your head that Facebook will punish you for perceived transgressions of excessive verbiage.

(c) 2014 by G.B. Miller. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Bummer! Glad I'm not on Facebook then.

  2. Alex: It's a pain in the butt, but sometimes you have to fight fire with sneakiness.

  3. Very interesting info about Facebook, GB. Thanks for sharing it. I got slammed for IDing people in photos, although I never landed in Facebook Jail ~ just couldn't ID or tag people for a while. I'm visiting as a first-time ISWG co-host. It's been fun going around and reading lots of new (to me) blogs. Good luck with your new blogs and on your writing journey!

  4. Fundy: Thanks for stopping by.

    It's really weird, as that's the only thing I've gotten slammed on. No matter whether I post the link on my pages or in public/private groups, I have to do the CAPTCHA.

  5. I was unaware of the FB police! I still haven't done that- still unwilling to give up the personal info. Good to know if you're doing a book thing there.
    Yes, Tumlr is a trip for the artwork too.

  6. Snaggle: I agree, Tumblr is a trip for artwork. Seen some really good schtuff posted on some of the blogs I follow and it simply blows me away.

    I'm picky about the privacy thing too, which is why I still don't have my blog feed on there.

  7. I've been tripping around Tumblr a bit, but honestly it's like info overload at times! There is some stellar stuff there...like there in on blogs. Facebook is a mystery to me still...don't really use it at all. Great that you're getting all organized, G! Hope you had a wonderful summer!

  8. Talon: Welcome back young lady!

    I agree, Tumblr can be serious information overload at times, but it's been a real hoot for me so far.

    I had a great summer, hope yours was the same.

  9. What the heck is it with Facebook? I've never heard of people being disciplined like that, but I can easily believe that it happens. It's a strange dictatorship, Facebook is.

  10. S.R.: It's gotten particularly nasty of late, and frankly on a personal level, it's getting to be quite tiresome.

    On one hand, I'm getting scrutinized because I was overly zealous in posting links to my book blog, and on the other, I'm being solicited for business by Facebook because I'm boosting some of my posts whenever I try to sell a few books.


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