If you haven't checked out this blog, Out Where The Buses Don't Run, you're missing something special. Plus, it's your own damn fault...Lord knows I've certainly talked about it enough. There was a reason for following Gus Sanchez—despite my mother's warnings—and now I feel vindicated for my blind faith and stupidity.
He's good. Damn good. But I knew that.
It's a fact that became quite evident by the recent Freshly Pressed status of his article, Should a Debut Novel Play it Safe? In case you don't know what Freshly Pressedis, simply put, it's when an article on a blog is so well-written, interesting, humorous and the like, the good folks at WordPress spotlight it—kind of like an editor's pick.
Scouring the content of over a half-million blogs per day, they choose only ten bloggers to spotlight. Gus's article above earned him a place as one of them. I'd say that's quite an honor, and if you click this Freshly Pressed link, there is a whole article written by the WordPress people concerning the requirements. Give it a look over—there are also some valuable tips on blogging in general.
Out of all the gin blogs in all the towns in all the world, I had to walk into his...and am a much better writer for the experience.
And by the way, Gus is a faithful contributor to and member of the IWSG! When I was over there, it was shocking to see a mere six visitors. Let's show him a little more support, folks.
Run, don't walk, to the place where the buses don't. You may get stranded, but you'll love every minute of it. It's my guilty pleasure.
And while on the subject of WordPress, I will be moving to my own domain shortly, mlswift.me, and hope that all of you will follow me there. It will also go by the name, M.L. Swift, Writer.
This blog didn't transfer too well in the export, and WordPress is a little bit different than Blogger (i.e., there's a lot of new stuff to learn), so after the site is all prettied up and the way I like it, I'll make a final post here and move permanently over that way.
But that's to come. For now, Gus's post with the news of being Freshly Pressed, including the link to his im-Press-ive article:
I had checked my e-mail earlier tonight, as a matter of habit. I know I'll probably have about 15-20 e-mails waiting, the majority of which are from retailers whom I'm too lazy to unsubscribe from their mass e-mailings.
I nearly shit a brick when I saw over 125 unread e-mail messages. What the...? I assumed the worst: that I'd been spam attacked again.