Sunday, January 14, 2007

Blatant self-promotion

A very nice comment from Caroline seems to indicate that some of you were unaware of some of my other corners of this big, wonderful web we call the, uh...well, I guess we call it the web. Sometimes I wish I were clever.

To that end, I thought I'd quickly mention my MySpace page, where you can hear me warble a couple of tunes, accompanied by the good folks who used to comprise map of july, which was my band for almost a decade. Fellow blogger Craig appears on all of the tracks, and can be heard calling me a "nervous Nellie" at the beginning of the track from which this blog derives its name. And yes, I'll likely be your "friend" if you are on there too and ask me.

Also of potential interest is my Flickr page, which features some of my photography. The vast majority of the shots were taken in London. Some of them I quite like, and maybe you'll like them as well. Stranger things have happened. And if you like gravestones, well, you're in luck there as well. I took a lot of pictures at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.

The other thing I want to mention is that I'm considering sponsoring a short fiction contest like the one that just wrapped at The Clarity of Night. I didn't find out about it until it was over, but I truly love the idea, and am stealing it. I have no idea what form this contest might take, but the formula will be more or less what he's got going on, as I've already established that I'm not very clever. I'll think up a topic or an image, give y'all a time limit and maximum length, and we'll go from there. There'll be prizes and what-not.

If any of you have any ideas for some general parameters, leave me a note in the comments or send me an email and let me know what they are. The biggest problem I foresee is getting prizes for international submissions, and the mailing or sending of these. I don't want to exclude anyone.

11 comments:

Minx said...

Thanks for the link Moon, I have reciprocated. Hope you enjoy the 'thing'!

These small comps, like the one on Clarity, are all good to keep a community of writers on their toes. I will be intersted to see what you come up with!

nmj said...

moon, is that you in the photo, you look like my cousin eric . . . i listened to a snippet of your former band, cool music!

CC2383 said...

besure to let the winners know they can expect their prizes in 8-10 months, or whenever you get around to braving the trip to the post office. But maybe now that you have to leave your apartment to go to work it will be easier for you to mail presents, or I mean prizes...

He Who Does Not Subscribe said...

Aarrraaahhhh, is that you? Say, you don't look a bit like Fonzie.

I'm a big fan of Map of July. Well, not a "big fan" as I am actually not that big. Say, as big as a chimpanzee. Okay, so I am as big as a chimpanzee fan of Map of July.

Liz said...

I think a contest is a GREAT idea. You can make some sort of blog banner for folks if they win.

The Moon Topples said...

Minx: Yeah, when I saw the contest at Clarity, I immediately thought what a good tool it was both for writers to write, and also helping to build connections with other writers.

NMJ: Yeah. That's me. I'm pretty sure that I'm not your cousin, though.

HWDNS: Chimp-sized or no: thanks.

Liz: A banner is something I know I can deliver easily across national boundaries, so I had thought I would do something like that. Still working on other prizes, though. Hope you'll enter when I get things sorted out.

Ms Melancholy said...

Lovely sound, Mr Moon. You are a man of many talents :o)

andrea said...

You have some interesting stuff over here in your corner of the Blogosphere, Mr M. I must come back when I have more time (and yes -- I am a Joe Jackson uber fan).

caveblogem said...

Regarding prizes, that blog banner thing that liz suggested is a pretty good idea. The National Novel Writing Month people did that sort of thing, plus a pdf file of a certificate that you only got to download if you won. So there would be no problems with international entries.

I have a four-leaf clover to donate, if you are interested in using a more tangible prize that would be easy to mail.

Julia Buckley said...

Good luck with this - sounds fun. Hope working in-house is treating you OK.

The Moon Topples said...

Ms. M: Thanks much. You're very kind.

Andrea: I'll put on "Look Sharp" and check out more of your site as well.

Cave: I guess I responded more fully in the comments of the more recent post.

Julia: I return to daylight tomorrow morning. Bringing my own coffee this time. Maybe my own cake as well. Thanks for the well-wishes.