At the start of the year, I mentioned becoming more active on the blog this year. Well, I got off to a pretty bad start. I’ve picked up a bit lately. I really enjoyed having the guest bloggers last week and will do more of that in the coming weeks and months. I’ve also joined the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance (CFBA) as a reviewer and Blogging in Black (BIB) as a columnist. I hope that my association with CFBA and BIB to enrich what I do on the blog here.
I really like the idea behind CFBA. Their goal is to raise the profile of Christian books on Technorati Popular Books site, making them visible to more bloggers. Every month I will get a mailing from CFBA listing 5-10 books that I have the option of reviewing. I choose the books I want, they pass my name along to the book’s publisher, and I get a free copy of the book in the mail. In return, I agree to blog about the book on the dates of the CFBA blog tour for that book. You all know how I feel about authors and reviews so I won’t really be offering my reviews of books. Instead I’ll be posting general information about the book provided by the CFBA. If you’re interested, check out their Requirements for Reviewers.
Blogging in Black (BIB)
Blogging in Black is a collective of mostly black writers and readers sharing their views on the writing life, publishing, and anything else related to books, writing, and the publishing biz.
We have a group of regular columnists, who present their views, interviews, reviews, profiles, and other information relevant to the literary landscape. We will also present guest commentary from a host of literary professionals.
The views of each columnist are his or her own and do not reflect the views of other columnists, guest columnists, our moderators, or our administrators.
My first BIB column, My so-called career, will appear today, Thursday, July 31. After that, I’ll have a column on the 12th of each month, starting in August.
Let me know what you think about the changes I’m making, and especially your thoughts/experiences on CFBA and BIB. I want to hear from you.