Tag Archive: Social Networking

So i just noticed that i forgot to blog in months. that is not good but at least it has been long enough that i have a few things to say.

Me personally have being kept busy by working and social networking. i have been doing the 2nd Friday events in Mesa. My wife and daughter are going to California for my oldest step-daughter’s wedding. Bought my wife a small digital camera to play with while see is there. Because of work ,school and my paycheck. i’ll be staying home 😦

But i will be going back to school (a tech class) starting this Tuesday. Yes, i’m scared. lol

For my books: I’m still trying to write but  because of my schedule. it has slowed down, Alot.  At last estimate the draft will be done in about 300 days. that has alot of room to change so don’t worry that it won’t happen. this new series has a lot of room to grow. Massive room for new characters. the first book name is : Like Father, Like Son . i’m about 1/5 of the way done. but the cover is almost done and should be ready to show soon.

Do i think i’ll have it done by PHXCC14. No. but that is not a solid no . you never no i might have a good weekend and write 5 to 10k. If my job changes and my nights are freed up i might be able to push this time line faster.

also on book projects. I’m making some changes the Native Protectors series will slow down alot.  i’m going to be redoing the Spirit Lance book and merging it with the short story ROTH (Rise Of The Harkon) this new book will be edited and re-covered as Spirit Lance Fusion.

@EastValleyinfo My social Networking project is moving slowly i gain a few new followers after every event i do. for the people that don’t know . I started this project a little while back to support friends and groups in the east Valley (Mesa.Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, AJ) i go to events take pictures and post them to help bring attention to the people and event. and i really enjoy doing it but it is a slow process for me.  i started just pushing KNTR, WesternX. But now it has grown to supporting the 2nd Friday event in Mesa. and the Doublewide Network (owned by Dave Pratt).

I also support a friend that i had been following for a little while named Ed Vanderlee (Owner of the Arizona Roughriders ) which work at Rawhide, when he started two internet radio projects. Rawhide Radio which Airs every Sunday at noon on the Doublewide Network. and LowRent Radio with his co-host Craig Hiess. also in the studio with him is Josh Pillsbury and Jared Bernal with BluRay Rewind. And social girl Amanda Saucedawhich is sponsored by Beyond Technology Solutions

so that’s it for now. check out the books. check out my friends.



I think i’ll be cutting back on a lot of things i do. I don’t get paid to social network. i don’t get paid to help try to drive more business to my boss’s business. I social network because i like it but now it seems to be getting in the way of my book writing. But how do i book write when i can’t get any real help on editing. i have one or two people that help when they have free time but that’s not often. But is it worth writing when you can not get any artwork for covers. I’ve seen people willing to charge everything from 350 to build a website. to 250 to make a book cover for me. i found a great lady in New Mexico that did mine for 99 dollars and it was cool. But my book is struggling to make money and i can’t afford to pay to much for the work. so i started to look in to doing the covers myself. not something i have a passion for. this will be hard.

My first book, i had a passion for and i still do but my Sci-Fi is directed to young teens. and i placed it out on ebooks. how many teens are reading on Ebook anyway? or is my book just not interesting to this crowd? On that note i will be working on wrapping up the current projects.( 2 short stories and book 2) and moving on to a different series more adult driven. i still will work on the Native Protectors series but it will be on the back burners. I will start to push my self made web site. WWW.smashtowerbooks.com . Native Protector might do well in print if i ever get the chance to print it. So as my current projects start to drop i’ll be working on my steampunk and apocalyptic series. both that have been started. So if i look like i vanished. i’m working on my books. sorry for the Rant. i just had to get it out.

Ok over the time that i’ve been on the web. I’ve been in search of the perfect device for Social Networking. I’ve found many good programs. many not so good programs. Here i will mention a few.

1.Facebook this is a one channel social media network but because of its numbers can not be dismissed as a powerful source. it does have a number of good features. Facebook chat, the new Timeline , the event scheduler , the photo album. because you can multiple pages it tells me it has massive servers.

2.Google Plus this is another good one channel social media network. this has a powerful photo album with photo editing software included . voice and video channels. you can Hangout with 10 of you friends. also like Facebook you can have multiple pages.

3.MySpace was good to give to give us a taste of what was coming. it had messaging, photo albums and even music lists (which i did like) but to late on the changes band wagon to keep up.

4.WordPress is a powerful blog tool. i love  WordPress. even thou i have not grasped the full reach of this site. I can re-post a blog to Twitter and Facebook from it. (wish i could post to Google Plus).

5. Twitter is a basic website with a powerful network behind it. The web interface is so basic. i can’t stand to go to it. But can not hide how easy it is to get in touch with people around the world with this tool.

6. Linkedin this is a great tool to organize your business contacts. There are people that use this to tell everyone that i just got a coffee from Starbucks.

These are some powerful tools in networking. Now lets bring them together.

I’ve seen some very good web interfaces that are great at this. And here they are:

1.TweetDeck this is a powerful tool in organizing the social networking tool. but had bugs so i moved.

2.Gremln is a newcomer and could have been a powerhouse but the bright color of the website. the way to small Calendar feature make it impossible to use as i would like. but they do have the one feature i wish HootSuite had. (Recurring messages) set it once and your done.

3.HootSuite this is the web interface that i stopped at. it was easy to work with. from this tool i can post to almost all the major networks.( no Google Plus feature yet for the common man). the down side is i have to pay for the feature that lets me Tweet over multiple accounts as a scheduled tweet( calendar Feature. and they don’t have a recurring feature) hint hint!!!!

on a different note a program i also enjoy is Trillian . this program connects all my messaging programs together so when i get a message from someone it pops up the same window every time. FaceBook chat, Google talk, yahoo, icq, MySpace, MSN messenger , Skype. but it does not do video yet between the services. just messaging .

not sure you will find this helpful but i hope you will.