Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book?

I went back and read my post about wanting comments (here), and I realize how whiny I came off in that one. In fact, I said that the only thing sadder than a blogger is a lonely blogger without readers. And I realize after reading that again that there's one thing sadder than both of those; a blogger with readers who shamefully begs for attention and validation.

So I apologize for being one of those bloggers. And I thank you for the comments that came in after that one. Despite the obnoxious way I begged for attention, I still got some. And I truly do value the comments from you guys.

I've also been thinking about the future of this blog. I think it would be fun to try to put together a book. It would be an over-the-top, highly exaggerated auto-biography using the same fictional older brothers as my scape goats. There would probably be a little overlap on the stories since I've been blogging about myself and others for three years now. But I could easily expand and embellish when I'm not limited by the constraints of a blog post. And I just found out that I could publish it in Kindle format for free. So I could write it, publish it, and then make it available for really cheap on Kindles, iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, and Android devices.

So what do you guys think? Would you buy it for a couple bucks? And if you liked it, would you recommend it? And any suggestions for making it better than this blog? I don't want to spend months putting together a book that nobody will read.

4 comments:

Jeska Stowell said...

I'd buy it. I'd even force... eh, share it with my friends.

Only one problem so far - I don't have an e-reader. :(

Jennifer said...

I would SO buy it and recommend it - you're hilarious!

Leah Hollett said...

DO IT!

Jeska Stowell said...

This machine fascinates me. :)
http://www.ondemandbooks.com/self_publishing.php

If the e-book thing works, you could look into self-publishing paperbacks as well!