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Why Mystery Authors Blog
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On the Murderati blog, Pari Noskin Taichert ponders the question, Why Blog?

Part of my recent interest stems from discussions on various listservs where reader-respondees avow that they've never read blogs, won't consider looking at them, and never will. I've also encountered authors who are adamant in their disapproval of this new form of communication -- as if it's a cheap or stupid way to spend time.

There's also the sheer number of web logs; it's enough to make your jaw drop on the floor and slink out of the room. In his missive summing up blog activity for the 1st quarter of 2006, David Sifry, founder of Technorati, brings up several points. Here's the one that caused my oral catastrophe: "On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day."

Since, Murderati is devoted to "mysteries, murder and marketing," Pari queried mystery authors who blog, including yours truly. She expected to be told that writers blogged to sell novels. And what the mystery bloggers said was...

Well, you'll have to read this one. Mystery authors don't give away other mystery authors' endings.

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