A couple things I’ve noticed about this journal:

1. I seem to have a lot of things to post here lately. Many days I’ve even got more than one link, blurb, review, tidbit of news or what have you to post but I like to keep it short so I space it out instead. I used to have to struggle to find things to post.

2. Even though it’s not supposed to be an organizational tool I’m always using it for a reference. Today I was working on a book cover and needed a review blurb. The easiest way to find it was to skim through the journal and find the entry where I posted the link. Most of the content from the RDSP newsletter comes from this journal too.

3. Less people are posting comments here, maybe less people are reading the journal? I think this is because I never have time to comment on other people’s journals (but I do check up on all my friend’s entries most days). But even though this blog might be reaching less people it’s become an invaluable tool for me to keep track of things.


  1. I find that I often use my LJ as a quick reference for Lone Star Stories-related information (particularly for acceptances and ToCs).

    Oh, and I at least skim all of your journal entries; I just don’t comment. 🙂

  2. It’s funny how writing a quick entry every day helps to keep you organized.

    I suspected there were skimmers here. Good to know!

  3. I still read your journal!! When I get busy at work I get back about commenting on journals. :/

  4. A lot of times, a small press’ publishing-related news is interesting to read but not something that spurs comments. That’s what I’ve noticed on my LJ, at least.

  5. This is true, though it sometimes feels like making announcements to an empty room so it’s always good to know that someone’s reading.

  6. You’re right about business vs. personal comments. I guess I just don’t have much of a life cause the business is pretty personal to me, if you know what I mean.

  7. Anonymous

    hit counter

    Can you subscribe to a stats page for this journal, Jennifer? Then you could see how many people come here, with or without leaving comments.

    Tom Bradley

  8. Re: hit counter

    That’s a really good idea but I’m not sure how to do that.

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