Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh, we have another great day of sharing and networking. Today a whole bunch of bloggers are 'paying it forward' by linking to three other bloggers who have helped us along the way in our career paths.

I'm sure many people are having the same difficulty with this as I am.  So many people have helped me, how should I narrow it down to three?  There are a group of people who helped me early in my career and a large number of people who have helped me recently.   So I'm going to combine some of the old and the new friends.

Natalie Damschroder is my 'go to' girl for so many things.  She really knows her way around the publishing world. I've sent her lists of questions and she gets back to me right away with the answers.  She's a multi published author, a busy working mother and a good friend.  I met her through my local chapter of RWA back in the days when I was a member.  You can meet her at Indulge Yourself.

In my recent venture of reclaiming my rights to my fantasy series and self-publishing it, I again turned a fellow, local writer.  Cate Masters might be the most prolific writer I know.  She has self-published some of her novels and was indispensable to me.  I might have sent her a dozen emails to ask her advice and help.  She also finds time to blog nearly every day.  I can't say enough about her knowledge and willingness to help other writers. She's also the driving force behind a group blog formed by numerous writers from central Pennsylvania, The Susquehanna Writers.

Someone who might not even know how much she's helped me is L. Diane Wolfe.  If you have a book to promote or want to know anything about blogging, publishing or just read some speculations about where this crazy business is going, you need to visit Spunk on a Stick.  And you'll get a good laugh at least once a week.  Probably Alex and Diane gave me the most clues on how to grow my blog audience.  Thanks.

I hope you find some more great blogs to follow with this little blog fest.  I'll be visiting lots of new blogs but I won't catch up to everyone until Saturday because I'm going to visit my son at college(PSU) today. Can't wait to meet some new friends.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Susan. I'm Alex's co-host for the blogfest. Thanks so much for taking part in it.

    And I wasn't following your blog until just now, so it's already working!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I have been out of the blog loop for a bit and have missed it!

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  3. Thanks for the shoutout, Susan. Always happy to help. We must have been on the same wavelength for today. You'll see when you visit. :)

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  4. Great post - going to check out these new blogs you suggest! ;-)
    Have a fun visit with your son!

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  5. I know Diane and will visit the other two . Thanks for the links. Its fun getting out there and meeting new bloggers!

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  6. I know Diane but not the others - off to explore! Thanks for participating in the blogfest. And for saying I was actually helpful!

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  7. Hi! Count me in as a new "Pay it Forward" follower! :-)

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  8. I follow L. Diane Wolfe, but not the others--thank you for the links! :)

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  9. I'm now a new follower from the Pay it Forward blogfest. I liked your recommendations and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.
    Claire :)

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  10. New Follower from the Pay it Forward blogfest! nice to meet you!

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  11. Will check out your picks and nice blog too, fun blog hopping around and having new blogs to view.

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  12. That Alex C. is full of all kinds of good juju! Great idea.

    And nice links, Sue! Have a good trip up to State College!

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  13. Nice picks! Happy bloghopping. :)

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  14. Hi, I already follow your blog, but I wanted to say hi and check out the blogs you suggested for PIF. I am eager to visit all three as they all seem to offer invaluable support and advice. Thanks for sharing them.

    Melissa

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  15. Susan, thank you! That is so sweet.

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  16. i missed the pay it forward hop, so coming fashionably late to say hello! nice to meet you susan :)

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  17. I will check out your suggestions, you have an awesome blog. Stopping by from the blog-hop.I am a new follower.:)

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  18. I'm so embarrassed that I'm just seeing this. Sue, I'm honored and humbled by your words. Thank you so much! You've been an inspiration to me in all you've accomplished, and I wish you a banishment of frustration in your current endeavors.

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