I've deleted about four blog posts that I feel unprepared to actually write tonight, as much as the topics are weighing on my mind.
But I've been thinking about asking some questions anyway, so I figured that this would be as good a time as any to ask for feedback on a few different questions. And, to make it even more fun, I'm offering prizes. Two prizes, in fact: one, an item from the CafePress store; the other, a custom printed and autographed story, Nevetsizing the Aesop's Fable of your choice.
Here are my questions -- one entry counted for each question you answer in the comments here, on Twitter, or on Facebook.
1) White writing on a black background, as I have it on the blog: how is it for you as a reader?
2) Most of the people who follow the blog are writers. I'd love to get some ideas from non-writing readers on what might encourage them to follow a writer's blog.
3) Right now, I know I have followers who visit my Blog from the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Australia, South Africa, and India. There are probably a few others I know that aren't coming to mind. But my stats also show pretty respectable number of hits from a few other countries like South Korea, Brazil, Netherlands, and France. My instinct is to think those others are bots or spam trolls. But if you're checking my blog from somewhere other than one of the countries in bold, I'd love to hear from you! Even if you want to stay anonymous, a quick shout-out would be awesome.
4) Which of the flash fiction pieces posted on Nevets-QST.com is your favorite -- and why?
Yes, that's up to four entries!
Yes, I said I will Nevetsize an Aesop's fable of your choice if you win.
And, yes, that is the Mandarin chorus version of Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" that you hear playing in the background.