Who ARE all you people?

Evidently there are 689 people who follow this WordPress blog, 170 people who follow my Twitter feed, 167 people who follow my author FaceBook , and 27 people who follow me on Google+. Now, I realize that there is going to be a certain degree of overlap, so I know that doesn’t mean that there are 1053 individuals who read what I post here every day, but still, I have a lot of folks who have signed up in one electronic medium or another to see what I write.

I have no idea who most of you are.  Yeah, yeah, I know I probably shouldn’t admit that. Epic Social Networking Fail and all that.  But it’s true.  I get all of these notices that a new person has started following me on something or other, and I should go check out that person and maybe add them back, but I get busy.  Plus I’m tired–this winter has been really rough.  And there was a rock in my shoe, the sun was in my eyes, and… I don’t know.   After working for a living, and writing, and doing housework, and dealing with my evil cats, keeping track of who reads my blog is pretty far down on my priority list.

So I want to extend an invitation to anyone who reads these words to introduce yourself and tell me what you’d like to see more of and less of here.  I know, it can be intimidating to comment on a post by a hugely successful author like myself (you saw the post where I said I made $200 last year, right?) but I really want to know who I am reaching.

So, please, if you read what I post in my blog, take a moment to answer me.  Let me know who you are, how you found me, and what you like and don’t like about my blog.  Are you a fan of my books, and would you like to see more Book Of Lost Doors content?  Do you like what I have to say about writing and publishing in general? Are you here for the cute cat pictures? What would you like to see in this space?

Now, this is where I offer the bribe.  I have a number of codes for free downloads of the audiobook version of my first two novels on Audible.com, read by the rather amazing Brandon McKernan.  While they last, I am going to give them away to anyone who answers my questions and asks for one–specify if you want Catskinner’s Book or Cannibal Hearts or both. I’ll need an e-mail address for you, so you’ll have to also send me a message via this contact form if you want the code (plus instructions on how to use it, though it’s not hard.)  You will need to set up an account with Audible.com, but as near as I can determine it won’t obligate you to buy seven more CDs at the low, low, club price or anything.

I know, I joke around a lot on this site and sometimes it can be hard to tell when I’m serious, but I’m serious now.  I want to  know who you are, and I want to give something back to my fans.

About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MPNBNS
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33 Responses to Who ARE all you people?

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Are you talking to me? … somehow I doubt it. 😀 We’re old friends, right? hehe

    I’ve never listened to an audio book before, and I have to admit, I’m tempted. I already have Catskinner’s Book, so I don’t want to take one of those from someone who doesn’t already own it. I might take Cannibal Hearts however. Is it a file or a CD? What does it play on … only the computer?

  2. Allison Forsythe says:

    I just discovered your blog today…and am intrigued by the promise of cute cat pictures. 😉

  3. I like what you say about writing and publishing. I already own both of your books, so no bribe needed.

  4. ioniamartin says:

    Reblogged this on readful things blog and commented:
    Mishaps has a deal for you. A damn good deal. Check it out! Author giving back:)

  5. ioniamartin says:

    That was supposed to read “Misha” but my smartphone has decided mishaps was a better alternative. Sorry:( I try to do good and not evil.

  6. KokkieH says:

    Hi Misha. Hopefully you know who I am, as you’ve commented on my blog as well a couple of times 😉 I actually discovered your blog during your Goodreads-rants of last year, but I quite enjoy your thoughts on writing and publishing, even as I try to figure it out for myself.

  7. kingmidget says:

    Misha … you know me at least via the wonder of WordPress and our blogs. I don’t have an opinion one way or another about what you should write here. All I know is that every time your blog shows up in the reader, I know it’s going to be interesting. And since I have autographed copies of both of your books already, no bribes are necessary.

  8. Marian K Or says:

    Hi Misha,
    I know you in real life and love you writing and thinking.


  9. Papi Z says:

    Hi Misha, it is me, Papi Z. We are familiar, and I also own both books. Still need to do my review on book 2.

    What to write on here? I would keep up with what you have been doing. Your thoughts, opinions, and cat pics will always drive people to your site. Your insight is something people have come to expect and enjoy. My two cents.

  10. Sue says:

    I’ve got all your books. Met you through a comment on another blog and I like you just the way you are. A breath of fresh air 😀

    • MishaBurnett says:

      As I read “a breath of fresh air” I caught sight of the overflowing ashtray beside my keyboard and started laughing so hard that I triggered a coughing fit. But I appreciate that. I do try to take a hard look at issues before I write about them.

      • Sue says:

        I empty my ashtray regularly and scrub it before I go to bed and you bloody know what I meant. I’m doing a prsentation for my short story class on fauxpocalypse; it will be fun

  11. Eric S. says:

    I am a rambling wanderer, a gypsy spirit that lurks in the shadows, enjoying the anonymity.

    I enjoy your sense of humor, and the style with which you write.

  12. Dave Higgins says:

    I follow you so I will have a few moments warning of the inevitable Lovecraft moment.

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