Friday, 20 May 2011

To blog or not to blog

For some time I've been wondering if it would be a good idea to create a blog, or if it would just be too time consuming. After all, I'm a writer, I'm meant to be writing books and short stories, not blogging.

Decisions, decisions. Like Hamlet, I had to think the thing through, though not, in my case, whether or not to murder my uncle.

So the die is cast. (This expression comes from throwing a dice - the singular of dice is die or dy, did you know? I wonder if the singular of mice is mie or my?) But will it come up a six or a one? Only time will tell.

Next question, what will I write about?

Well, that's easy.

I've been a reader all my life, as well as a writer. So I'm going to write about books.

Some of these books will be my own old favourites. Some will be new books which I've come across in the last year or so, since I started to get involved with the writing/ blogging/ facebooking/ using the internet community.

And from time to time, my own book, Belfast Girls might even get a mention, who knows?

You can buy it here, by the way! As an eBook, that is. You can even buy it as a paperback in the same places - but if you do, I warn you, you'll be striking out a new path through untrodden jungle. Well, that's a slight exaggeration - but you will become one of a smaller, but still admirable, elite group - most people seem happier buying the eBook. The times they are achangin'!

If you think I'd like your book, and would like me to write about it, get in touch at:

and if you'd like to know more about me, check out my web site,

That's all for now - see you again soon!
Gerry xx


  1. Gerry great job and I had the same concerns n top of being less than proficient at the computer but it has been a true blessing and I have sold books through my blog...By the way I still have your's listed under new books and authors I recommend...Have a great weekend Patricia

  2. Now this blog I like Gerry. Congratulations.Oh and I'm following you also.
    Tee xxx

  3. Thanks, Patricia and Tee! I want to link to your blogs on this page, and I've no idea how! Any thoughts?
    Also want to feature both of you, books etc, soon. Be in touch!

  4. Congratulations on joining the blogging community. Contrary to popular belief, I tend to be technically challenged at times as well.

    As for ebooks, they're now outselling paperbacks, at least according to a recent article I've read - not to mention the ebook version of my own book is better sales wise than the paperback =)

  5. It's always nice to see a writer's blog. It's interesting to know what's on your mind, and what is inspiring the next book! Love the new profile picture as well! Mary McCall

  6. Gerry's got a blog?!!!

    The times they are indeed achangin'!

    Good luck with it. It will pay dividends in the long term, and bring you lots of pleasure short term too.

  7. Lori, Mary and Mark, thanks a lot!
    See what you've done, Mark? This is another fine mess you've got me into! Well, maybe not!

  8. Nice work on this blog, Honey. Welcome to blogging, it's a huge learning curve but I know you will get a great deal of enjoyment out of it, and meet so many lovely new readers.

    Mwa xo

  9. Thanks, Soooz! Learning curve is right - I've just realised that I should be including graphics - book covers, etc! I really appreciate your support and your kind comment.