Self promotion

(Trail at Quail Hollow.)

I’m not very good at it.  Self-promotion, that is.

You see, I have this little book.  And what I want to say about it is:

I have this little book.  It’s not much.  Just an experiment, to see how my photos would look in print.  It was also a joke of sorts, something I did for a friend while keeping other friends in mind.  I think it’s a bit overpriced, but all the same….

And so on and so forth.  Which is not, of course, good self-promotion.

So let me try it this way:

Blue & Purple
By Robin A. Simmons
Make a photo book with Blurb
Book Preview

And see if that works.

In other news…

My total mileage for 2009 is up to about 75 miles now.  I was hoping to hit 100 by the end of the month.  January is a nice long month, usually filled with expectations, goals, and motivation.  I still might make it to 100, but will have to really step it up to do so.

There’s a big winter storm on its way tonight.  At least that’s what the weather people are saying.  Usually when they predict massive amounts of snow, we get little.  I don’t mean to complain about the weather forecasters.  I know they do the best they can, and have trouble winning either way, whether they under-forecast the amount of snow or over-forecast it.

I suspect they may be right this time around.  The radar looks like we might get that 5-8 inches, but it’s hard to tell for sure since the radar is showing that it should be snowing right now and it isn’t.  Never mind the 5-8 inches.  I see they’ve updated to 7-10 inches.  That will look nice on top of the 18 inches we already have on the ground.

Not much else going on here in the Bogs these days.  M has been working on a grant proposal.  I’ve been trying to get my house back in some semblance of order.  I may start my spring cleaning very early this year as the house really could use a good scrubbing and decluttering.

Last Saturday I went in search of a dress to wear to M the Younger’s wedding.  No luck.  There must be a dress out there somewhere that’s just right for me.  All I have to do now is find it.


4 Comments on “Self promotion”

  1. ybonesy says:

    It’s really gorgeous, Robin. I love the photo with the cloud and the scrub. What are those kind of clouds called?

    And the purple flowers—all of those shots are stunning.

    What a great idea to publish your book via blurb. I didn’t know about them. I’m really impressed!!

  2. kel says:

    lovely book Robin
    i’ve been looking into doing a book on Anamrae with Blurb
    there is a bit of flack on their site about prints coming out darker than original and stickers ruining covers…did you have any trouble?

  3. Norm says:

    Promote away!! What’s that saying? ‘If I tell two friends and they tell two friends….. and if one of those friends happens to be Oprah?’

    Great book!! I hope you have many more successes.

    We’re in the middle of that storm today. 4 inches on the ground and 4 to 6 to come. Good cardio workout coming up.

    Good luck with the dress hunting – you’ll find ‘it’.

  4. English Nutter says:

    The book is worth a million dollars. It’s cheap at this ($25) price.
    Actually, to me, it’s worth a million pounds, which is even better. 😀


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