That’s How I Blogroll

That’s How I Blogroll

So picking up where I left off yesterday, I called Lisa (co-founder of Coliloquy (more on the co-founder and whether or not she’s really both co-founders and has for some bizarre reason made up a co-founder alter ego named Waynn (perhaps I will even share excerpts from the email where I accuse her of this (or not)) in a post later this week)) and we made a love connection.

We spoke and I pretended to understand what she said and I shared my berserkery excitement with her. I said, this is so shibumi (I probably didn’t say exactly that since I hadn’t invented that word yet, but if I had, I totally would have used it), I want to put another author with you too. What else are you looking for? And boom, Tawna Fenske was in.

I know, I know, you still don’t know what Coliloquy is. Ugh, pesky details.

But first, let me tell you about the title for this blog post. It’ll probably change and then this story will make no sense, but hey, that’s how I blogroll. Get it?? Blogroll?? Omg, I crack myself up. What is a blogroll anyway? I’ve just seen that term around. Should I have one??

Ok, back to my story. Oh crap. Now I totally want to change the title of the post to “That’s How I Blogroll.” You see? I knew that would happen.

So by now, you’re probably wondering what the original title was. And it was, “Just Swipe It, Mom.” I could show you how tech savvy I am and do another survey monkey to see which title you like better, but the truth is I don’t really care, and by now you probably want me to get to the point. Even I sort of want me to get to the point.

So “Swipe It, Mom” was going to be a cute little story about my mom’s generation being all afraid to make a wrong move on the computers, whereas my generation (and here’s where I had some comment about my kids being part of the swipe it generation (OMG how cool would it be if that’s what they call them?? And I coined the term?? The Swipe It Generation. Gen Swipe. (I think maybe I have blogger ADD. Is that a real thing??))), yes my generation, we just sort of look around until we find the answer.

At least that’s what I do. Don’t you? I mean, I don’t know how to do everything, but I have this general sense of what can be done. Of the possibilities out there.

So I guess when I got that call from Travis, the one I only ½ understood that got me all berserkery with excitement, and then I made that call to Lisa, the one I only ¾ understood that sent my berserkery through the roof, and then I made that call to Tawna, the one that neither one of us understood…there was just this sense of I have no freaking clue how this actually works, but I feel like this can be done, and I feel like it’s going to be HUGE.

Or maybe not.

But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. And it’s been super cool so far.

Real details tomorrow!!

PS – If I were better at this, do you think I would talk more about Tawna’s actual book that’s coming out with Coliloquy?? Maybe tomorrow. Or now, if you click that link beause Tawna’s much freer with the spilling of secrets.

PS – Don’t forget to tell me in the comments how annoyed you are at the tease or if you like the Shibumi Tsunami I’m building here. Holy crap, I’m on fire with these phrases. I better start trademarking them before Kasie’s husband steals them all.

  • Kimberly Sabatini
    Posted at 09:28h, 06 December Reply

    Shibumi Tsunami is the winner!!!!

  • Ann Swann
    Posted at 09:32h, 06 December Reply

    Love it love it love it. Just what I needed to get me going this morning: a cuppa half-caf and a blogroll. Thanks! And just look at the calories I saved 🙂

  • Jennifer M.J. Thorne (@juniperjenny)
    Posted at 09:34h, 06 December Reply

    This sounds amazing (the actual information part) – I can’t wait to see how it works!

  • Patrick Alan
    Posted at 09:35h, 06 December Reply

    A blogroll is that list of links to all your clients websites on the side column. Oh wait, you don’t have that. 😉 You still have the default template META.

    First go to “Links” and add all of your clients. Next go to Appearance > Widgets and add the “links” widget.

    ‘Cause that is how I blogroll

  • Linda G.
    Posted at 10:10h, 06 December Reply

    LOL! Michelle, you are a hoot and half. I better go find my waterwings to ready for that Shibumi Tsunami. 😉

  • Steph Schmidt
    Posted at 10:34h, 06 December Reply

    I have to say the bandwagon of nested every blog seems to be doing lately is becoming more frustrating than all this hype without info about Coliloqy. (But I wish they’d explain something about themselves, I’m ready to just ignore them in future because I dislike blind hype) Ever thought about trying the coding style of nesting ( [ { } ] )?

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 11:04h, 06 December Reply

      I can’t say I’ve ever thought about doing the coded style of nesting (actually, I didn’t even know that it was called nesting (and even if I did know that, I’ve been doing this for so many years I think it would be hard to change (and it’s sort of upsetting to read that others are stealing my personal style even though I don’t know if I could really call it stealing since it was only for my personal use in emails and stuff (unless wait, do you think they were somehow reading my emails and saw my brilliant use of multiple parentheses (which I guess I just learned is called nesting) and decided to copy it for their blogs??)))). And besides, there’s something sort of satisfying about ending the sentence with all those )))))))’s. Don’t you think????

      As for Coliloquy, what can I say? Well, apparently a lot judgiing from these two posts. I’m in love. I think it’s worth the wait. It’s for you to decide.

  • Grace Hood
    Posted at 12:50h, 06 December Reply

    I read Tawna’s blog a few hours ago. Or first thing this morning. Love her sense of humour, and can start my day with a smile. Her excitement about this new venture was contagious. I think the Coliloquy idea is totally shibumi and I can’t wait to see it in real life.

  • Anita
    Posted at 13:02h, 06 December Reply

    I’m a bit let down as I thought you were telling the big news today! Eagerly waiting for tomorrow 🙂

  • kasie west
    Posted at 14:18h, 06 December Reply

    This baby step taken is another baby step taken (Jared gave me permission to use the phrase) toward finding out what this is all about! I am getting more and more excited. And your post combined with Tawna’s post filled me in a lot more so I feel like I sort of kind of know what’s going on. 🙂 It sounds awesome!

  • Daisy Whitney
    Posted at 14:34h, 06 December Reply

    Can’t wait to read Tawna’s new active fiction!

  • travissentell
    Posted at 18:12h, 06 December Reply

    Speaking on behalf of this fictional “Travis” (and only because my name is Travis), were I to have partaken in this theoretical conversation, I’m SURE I would have phrased my introduction something more like: “Michelle (hypothetical name), there’s this literary whirlwind forming on the West Coast, and they’re calling it Hurricane Lisa (for lack of a better name)! She’s accompanied by this male model/superhero with a muscle mass of near-mythic proportions named Waynn (or something) – how can we POSSIBLY hitch ourselves to this galloping success-wagon??”

    I mean, if this conversation ever happened, that’s probably how it went.

  • lisa rutherford
    Posted at 23:30h, 06 December Reply

    CLEARLY I should have had Michelle and Travis write the “About Us” section of our website… 🙂

    • Waynn Lue
      Posted at 23:33h, 06 December Reply

      Absolutely. (Travis, I got your $20 next time we see each other.)

  • kasie's husband
    Posted at 02:24h, 07 December Reply

    This post was much like the great soap operas of yore: filled with dramatic tensionation, excitefulness, strangeocity, and of course an inexplicable lack of progress. At the end of the day, you ask yourself “Self? what did I just watch and where did the last several minutes of my life go?” and then you answer yourself “I don’t know you handsome devil, but it was good times and I’ll be back again for more tomorrow. Now go eat some lucky charms because you deserve it”.

    Don’t bother trying to trademark anything. It’s too late. I have a team of college interns that scan your blog and tweets 24/7 and instantly apply for trademarks whenever they see anything new. When they get 500 each, I sign their release form that gives them college credit and hire a new one. If they don’t get 500 then I inform the college that they use illegal drugs.

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 11:20h, 12 December Reply

      I should have known you’d have some brilliant plan in place already. You’ll probably be wearing a wiretap at dinner this week. Crap, did I just give you an idea??

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