Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Because Friendster is so three years ago...

http://myspace.com/sarramanning

Yes, my friends I've given into the evil lure of My Space! I had a huge batch of emails forwarded to me by my publishers and I realise that some of you are replying to posts I've made here, and even entering some of the competitions I've run, by email to the books with bite addy. That doesn't actually work so well. If you've received my long 'bounce-back' email you'll know that I can't reply to emails for a variety of reasons.

But I am aware that blogspot can be a bit problematic. Because I was getting so much comment spam, I had to set up this blog so that only people with blogspot membership could reply. Now I'm passionate about blogging but I realise that some of you aren't but it also means that I can't leave comments on your blogs because you've already deleted them.

So, my cunning solution to all of this is to have a My Space page. I'm guessing that a lot of you are on there too and it's much easier to leave comments and Friend people. All the entries I make here will now be cross-posted to My Space and I would love, love, love it if you could come and Friend me and I will Friend you back. The MySpace blog will only be open to people who are on my Friends Space but I think it's a much cooler, user-friendly place than maybe blogspot is.

So, come on. I have to get more Friends that my RL friends, some of whom are in bands!

In other business, I'm sorry but there are no plans for me to travel around the country doing book signings. I'm way low down on the famous author's ladder and it would cost more to stick me on a train, then the booksellers would get back from people buying books for me to sign. It's a sad but true state of affairs. I will be doing a whole day at the Birmingham Young Readers Week on Tuesday 23rd, so if you're from Brum and your school wants to know if you're interested in any events going on, sign up! I'm taking part in a debate about text speak (so very against it!) in the morning and then in the afternoon I'm giving a talk about what inspires me. Y'know, the usual, The OC blah blah blah, My So-Called Life blah blah blah. You can pretty much guess what I'll say!

Also, illnevertell, I might be able to do an interview via email. Possibly. Have you got an URL for the e-zine?

And now I need to get back to that difficult chapter four.

Laters!

Love

Sarra

8 comments:

ladyjulianne said...

Noo...not Myspace!

It's okay, I gave in a couple of months ago.

I'llnevertell said...

Yay! Thank you! It's Philiazine.com, there's more information on my blog

I'llnevertell said...

Also, My so-called life...In my head, I'm so Claire Danes

PennyLane said...

Hey sarra.
just because you have a myspace please please please don't give up on the whole blogging thing.... i love blogspot. it's a sad addiction really and more of a love hate relationship but hey, what isn't?
and also i was just wondering what was happening with the whole contest thing: if you could comment on my blog i'd love you forever. www.thehotelcalifornia.blogspot.com THANK YOU>
lotsa love
sara XOX

Ellie said...

nooooooo! My space noooo! Well iv got it but i dont have a clue how to use it!

ho hum bibi love ellie xx

Ellie said...

nooooooo! My space noooo! Well iv got it but i dont have a clue how to use it!

ho hum bibi love ellie xx

Paint_box_pastel said...

Noooo, you can't go over to Myspace.... I don't even know what it is?:( PLEASE keep on with your Blogspot as well????????????????????

Paint_box_pastel said...

Can you comment on my blog sometime? It's:

www.robertsongirl.blogspot.com

thankyou!