Writers vs. Bloggers May 17, 2011 By Karen Andrews 17 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading!Edit: updated here! Writer 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back yet about my submission to that journal? Even worse, they ran an article almost exactly the same as my piece in their recent edition! Writer 2: Jerks. Writer 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better. Writer 2: So what are you going to do next? Writer 1: I’m thinking of changing a character in my latest short story to look like the editor, a character which makes a nasty end. Writer 2: Nice. Justice. Writer 1: Exactly. Writer 2: What’s the story about again? Writer 1: There is an Ebola virus breakout in Carlton, wiping out half of the publishers of Melbourne within a week. Writer 2: Wow. So plausible. Writer 1: I feel so much better now. * Blogger 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back regarding my pitch for that guest post yet? Even worse, this morning they did their own post on almost the exact same idea! Blogger 2: Jerks. Blogger 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better. Blogger 2: So what are you going to do next? Blogger 1: I’m thinking of setting aside an evening to write a series of cryptic passive aggressive Tweets explaining how irritated I am that will make no sense to people. Then they will have to DM me to ask what the problem is. Blogger 2: Nice. Brave. Blogger 1: Exactly. And they’ll be on my side. Blogger 2: What if that doesn’t work? Blogger 1: I shall write a post of my own and link to everyone else who has written posts about the subject I wanted to – everyone except this blogger’s post. Blogger 2: Oh, snap. Blogger 1: I feel so much better now. photo credit: Etrusia UK Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « Emerging Writers’ Festival: Taking a Close Look at the Program #ewf11Be Back Soon »Comments Madmother says May 17, 2011 at 8:07 am Aha – which is why I don’t really do the guest post bit, lol. Madmother recently posted..Muse Wars 2011 – Challenge 2 Reply Tiff says May 17, 2011 at 8:17 am It’s funny because it’s true. Tiff recently posted..“Arrrrrrrrrr” you awake Reply Liss says May 17, 2011 at 8:19 am Ha! 100 shades of true!! Reply DanniiBeauty says May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am Great post and so true! I have tried to email a few pitches and never got a response so I don’t bother now. Reply Penni says May 17, 2011 at 10:20 am HA! Love the passive aggressive cryptic tweets! Reply Christie-Childhood 101 says May 17, 2011 at 10:52 am Yep. Christie-Childhood 101 recently posted..We Play- Playing All Over the World Reply Zena Shapter says May 17, 2011 at 11:03 am Love it. Oooo, the power of linking! To link, or not to link, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to link posts against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them… Reply Veronica says May 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm I love this. Reply frog ponds rock says May 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm Bahahahaha Sorry I cant think of a better comment but I am giggling too much :)x frog ponds rock recently posted..Thank Goodness for Dory Reply Bronnie says May 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm Hee hee … you’re very clever! Bronnie recently posted..Come on- get happy Reply D.Paul says May 18, 2011 at 5:48 am Heh heh. Just…heh. Best part of my day. Reply AJ says May 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm Love this post and as a writer and a blogger, it hits a bit close to home. Looking forward to your future posts. Aj / Disney Traveller http://disneytraveller.com/ Reply grace @ahead says May 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm there’s really a difference, huh? funny comparison! grace @ahead recently posted..Thinking Tools- Mind Mapping Reply Trish says May 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm I’ve heard it happens and by the best bloggers. I did see the cryptic tweets and I have no idea who did what to who. I saw a few different tweeters discuss it though, a couple of times and I’m waiting to see the fall out. Trish recently posted..You ease my troubles – thats what you do Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.