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Most read blog post = least downloaded novel?
by Randy Attwood
Reflections from an Aging Writer is the post that has received the second-most hits (479 out of 9,112) for my blog I started in the spring of 2011. These are not bragging numbers, I know. But when I look at the blog stats I am curious. Reflections received 25 comments. Yet my number one most-read post has received only four comments.
It's all about Walker Percy. He burst on the literary scene as a Southern Writer in 1961 with The Moviegoer and took the National Book Award. A Catholic, he became a big deal, rightly so. I love his stuff, too. My connection with him is my novel, The 41st Sermon (http://randyattwood.blogspot.com/2011/09/note-from-walker-percy-about-41st.html), yet one of my least downloaded books is The 41st Sermon. But, it is the book Walker Person wanted to read more of, and the story about the connection to that book and Walker Person is my most read blog post.
Why is it that more of the 536 people who have read that post aren't interested in looking at the book? The manuscript of the novel that Walker Percy asked me to send to him six months before he died?
Because it is self-published?
To Copyright or Not to Copyright?
by The Semi-Great Gildersleeve
File this under: Just when you thought it was safe to use social media . . .
Two days ago, The Kansas City Star published an article entitled “Digital Era Puts YourPhotos in Odd Places” by Judy L. Thomas, which describes the thorny issues of copyright protection in the modern era of photo sharing, file sharing, and social networking.
The thrust of the article: Items you may not think of as needing copyright registration probably do.
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