Those of you who have been regular, engaged readers of “Stories I Read, Stories I Tell” probably have felt a nagging absence over the last few weeks. I’m not self-centered enough to think you’ve been checking your email daily and–finding no new blog post from me–shaking a fist at the heavens and demanding new words of literary wisdom.

But, hopefully, you’ve thought, “Hmm. Maybe Eric’s up to something.”

And, while THAT is true (I’ve been working on several “writerly” things, along with several non-literary endeavors) it is also true that my creative energies as they relate to this space have been waning.

Now, I don’t think this is a permanent state: I do intend to be a bit more regular and purposeful with this blog. I’ve even been dreaming up some very exciting new ideas for connecting writers and readers to literature in new ways. But, blogging can be a difficult proposition. To do it well (i.e., attract readers and build the so-called “platform”) takes a lot of work. There are certain steps to take and mis-steps to avoid. Blogging and social media seem to become more complicated and confusing every day. Yadda-Yadda, cry me a river, right?

Today, though, I thought I’d share with you three recent blog posts that caught my attention. At first glance, the three posts may seem related in only the most tenuous way: they are all about blogging and social media, but each of these authors takes a very different perspective. In their own way, each of these friends has caused me to pause and consider my own social media presence, and I think many of you, dear readers, will find these posts interesting:

I hope you’ll check out some of these wonderful online friends of mine.

Have a great week, and, as always, Happy Writing!

Here’s the thing…Thoughts on Blogging
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