Thursday, August 09, 2007


The latest self-POD blogger to show signs of faltering is POD Critic. This leaves the ring with two other active members, one occasional poster and the the formerly fiery POD Critic now looking like he is teetering on the brink. So I think it is safe to say that his initiative the Pod ring is all but over.

The peeps have been a little quiet over here too. I don't have any new reviews to post until I finish one of the two books I am reading (one ebook and one paperback because I can't read from my laptop in the bath). But never fear, I am in it for the long run. You ain't getting rid of me.

It strikes me that blogging is a lot like PODding. You have to want to do it... and you have to realize that reaching your audience isn't going to be easy or happen overnight. Maybe it helps that this is a hobby for me and I never expected to set the world on fire. So long as there are still one or two readers out there, I'll be in here.

3 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

One of my friends does a lot of POD stuff. I tried to get her to contact you, but don't know if she did or not.

I think the biggest problem is TIME. That's why I do so few reviews (I review for Front Street Reviews).

cheryl Anne Gardner said...

Hey, we are here, many more of us than you think.

I check all of the Pod review blogs everyday. I don't always have the time to comment, but I always have the time to check in.

It's tough though, the day job, the crappy housework, and then my own writing and reviews on top of that.

You just squeeze it in where you can. And yes! We do it because we want to and we love it.

Erik said...

I keep thinking that somewhere in here there is a revolution in how books are sold and marketed, but we seem to be so ... disorganized.

I dunno. Great potential to get around the insane world of publishers and agents - and the power trips they seem to be on. We have to find a way to make money at this so we can just do it.