Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recognition

What I'm reading: A Knight's Temptation, by Catherine Kean

Many thanks to Elizabeth Spann Craig and her suggestions for using Twitter. And to all the people who popped in from her blog. I was checking the site statistics for the referral URLs and found a good number of visitors came from her place. I also discovered a significant number of people referred by Stumbleupon. That was a new one. Now I'm wondering if that's yet another networking site time suck. And how I ended up over there. What I didn't see was a lot of referrals from twitter. I'm still on the fence, but at least now I know there are ways to filter things. And I can keep on wishing that all those folks who feed their tweets to Facebook wouldn't. And I see I've picked up a few more followers. Welcome, and thanks for joining Terry's Place.



I was going to discuss my editing process, and celebrate an interview in a print magazine, Orange Appeal, but I felt that with everything that's been going on in the world, it was more important to take the time to recognize those who have served, and continue to serve our country. Please come back tomorrow, when things will be back to as "usual" as they get around here.

11 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks so much for having me over yesterday, Terry. I really enjoyed guesting here.

And thanks for the Veterans Day reminder, too.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Terry Odell said...

My pleasure entirely, Elizabeth. Thank YOU for sharing your readers. I picked up a lot of pointers and will have to play around with them. I might need to add another cup of coffee to my morning schedule, as that's my networking time.

Patricia Stoltey said...

That's a wonderful picture of our veterans, Terry. I have a photo of my dad as one of the flag bearers in uniform in a Fourth of July parade (he belonged to a small town American Legion post). It never fails to make me tear up with pride that he and all four of his brothers were in one branch or another of our armed forces during World War II. We owe so much to all the men and women who serve.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm going to check out Stumbleupon. Veterans Day is important. Thanks.

Terry Odell said...

Patricia, thanks. My uncle was career army.

Carol - I think 'StumbleUpon' is the most aptly named site, because I'd never heard of it until I ... stumbled upon it!

Sheila Deeth said...

I'm going to have to look at Stumbleupon. I keep hearing about it, but I've not figured out how to use it yet.

And thanks for the Veterans day reminder.

Terry Odell said...

Sheila - I'm clueless about actually using StumbleUpon. I merely added links and the like. I'll deal with what it all means another time!

jenny milchman said...

Congrats on the interview, Terry! Can you post a link?

Terry Odell said...

Jenny - the magazine isn't officially out yet, although I got a sneak peek. I'm not sure they've got a web version, but I'll work out a way to get it here and on my website soon.

Judy Harper said...

From a veteran, thanks for the tribute. I found you from Elizabeth Spann Craig's website. I found your comments helpful and interesting.

Terry Odell said...

Judy, I'm so glad you came over, and I hope you'll visit often.

Thanks for your service