Reaching 100

Well it happened over this weekend. I reached 100. In fact, I reached 100 twice.

I reached over 100 ‘likes’ on my Facebook Author Page and over 100 followers of @AuthorSMitchell on my Twitter account. I’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ me as I learn the ropes of Social Media. Also Thank you to those who follow this blog, and have commented on my work. It warms my heart to have such great support as I take my first steps into this strange, new online world.

I feel like I’ve come quite a ways, but I still have so far to go.

Thank you all again,

Steve

The Adopt a Werewolf campaign is on!!!

That’s right. Now you can have your very own soft, furry demon from another dimension. Thousands are waiting to be adopted right now. Yes, we know, There’s no such thing as Werewolves, but if we’d called this the Adopt a Whargan campaign would you be here now?

Think of it. Your very own snarling Whargan demon. So many are homeless right now, baying at the moon, waiting for a place they can call home. (They don’t even need shots. I mean rabies is scared of these guys.) Surely you have a place in your heart, or on your Kindle device, for a furry, snarling creature from hell.

The line is open now, straight to Amazon.com, and they are FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE!!!

Yup, the Kindle version of There’s no such thing as Werewolves is FREE, now through Monday. Get yours today!

Follow me on Twitter @AuthorSMitchell or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSCMitchell to follow the Adopt a Werewolf campaign.

Steve

The world keeps moving

As I have aged I have noticed how much harder it is becoming to embrace new technology and ideas. It is so much easier to stay in my well-worn groove. But the world moves on, and if I am to continue on my path, I know I must occasionally exit my comfort zone and explore new areas. A year ago this blog was a big step into the unknown. Yesterday I took two large steps into new realms. The first I posted about – I tweet. I have started ‘following’ people that interest me. To my surprise, people have already started to ‘follow’ me. At the time of this posting I have 8 followers, only 2 of them are people I know. So Twitter is not so scary anymore.

My second step yesterday was to purchase a domain, and begin the process of setting up my web site. This presents a real challenge for me, and there are a number of hurdles I will need to jump before http://www.scmitchellauthor.com is a real thing. (www.scmitchell.com was already taken) Originally, I planned to use this blog as my website until I had made it big, then hire some company to build my web site. But this blog has limitations. I need a separate page for each book I publish, and the room to expand beyond one layer. So to that end, and with a little help from my friends, I am going to learn how to set up and administer a web site.

The world moves on. I must move on with it, or stagnate. This was brought home to me clearly yesterday after taking these two big steps. I was standing in line at the grocery store, wondering if I should have taken those two big steps. I had my groceries on the check-out counter and my credit card in hand, as an older woman stood in line in front of me writing out a check for her purchases. She had to ask the checker the date, and spent quite a bit of time writing out the check, that the checker had to then process through the cash register reader. “Why doesn’t she just use a credit card?” I wondered, and then it hit me. She couldn’t. She’d found her comfort zone and stayed there…as the world moved on.

I will get there, eventually. I’ll be holding up the line at the grocery store, waving my old, slow credit card, as the younger woman with the new body-scan-credit-tatoo-thingy waits patiently behind me just shaking her head.

So I blog, I tweet, and I’m learning to set up a web site, swimming against the current of complacency. Some day I will give up, and be carried away, unable to grasp the new concepts ahead, but not today. Not today!

Until next time,

Steve

I tweet therefore I am

Okay, I did it. I now have a Twitter account. @AuthorSMitchell is a thing (I think). Anyway, I’m still not sure how, or how much, I will be using this new tool but I’m out there in the Twittersphere. Tweet at me, follow me, all that stuff.

Also remember my Adopt a Werewolf campaign starts Thursday. I’ll probably be tweeting about it.

Until next time,

Steve