My Livejournal Is Still Active
I never actually did MySpace. I never liked it and I didn’t think it would be necessary for a career writer. With that said, I did do LiveJournal and at the time I liked it a lot. It was user-friendly, there were other authors there showcasing their works, and there wasn’t much competition with other social media outlets. At the time, I knew nothing about creating a web page and I was going strictly by instinct alone. Since that time, I’ve written and published at least 100 gay romance novels.
However, like everyone else who used LiveJournal, I stopped using my account fairly early and I set my focus on Google blogger and Word Press. Obviously, I’m still using blogger and I keep the Word Press account as backup. The content there is the same as blogger. I did that because you just never know what can happen and it’s good to have backup.
The other day I was looking for something that I had written a while ago and I did a simple google search for it. And I was a little surprised to see that my LiveJournal page came up in the search. I’d never officially taken it down.
Here’s a link to the main page. It’s interesting for me to see some of the things I was doing back then. I’d forgotten about some of them. For example, there’s a link to a mainstream novel I wrote back in 2010 with a pen name…Malia Sutton…for a collection of romance novels that was featured on the Home Shopping Network. It was called, “The Escape with Romance Collection.” Me (and the other authors who were part of this) were so excited about being featured that way on TV. Unfortunately, the publisher didn’t get the right person to actually do the segment and the whole thing just fell flat. I think it was probably one of the worst sales pitches I have ever seen. Just outright boring. She didn’t know WTF she was doing, which could be the reason why that particular publisher wound up going out of business.
In any event, you can check out this LiveJournal page at the link above. I think it’s amusing to see how new the Internet was at that time.
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