I Need Your Comments

I’m not above begging. And I’m not above shameless self-promotion. So here’s the deal:  if you visit my blog regularly, I’m asking you to leave a comment on the blog. I’ll even take mean comments, if you must. I would prefer comments like, “Gee, Lynn, your writing really impacted me in a way that makes me want to run out and change the world.” Or “I have never heard anything so profound.” Or if that’s too much, a simple, “Liked your post,” will do, as long as you comment.

Today I met with an agent at the Midwest Writers Workshop. (If you’re peeking –  and I hope you are – hi Diane!) I gave her my blog address so she can get an idea of my style, my voice and my platform. Some of you write comments on Facebook or you send me an e-mail to tell me you liked a post. I love that, and I appreciate your words of encouragement more than you know. I need to show that my blog has traffic, though, so agents will believe that I can market a potential book. And oh, how I want to market my book.

That’s right. If I haven’t told you yet, I have written a book. Okay, I cannot tell a lie. I’ve written most of a book. It’s a memoir, similar in style to those by  Anne Lamott or Elizabeth Gilbert or Lauren Winner. It has been both a joy and a pain to write. The way the publishing world works today is that authors must sell themselves and their product much more than they used to. So, I’m (once again) shamelessly trying to prove that my blog does indeed get traffic. I’m not sure how to set up a subscription to it so I’m asking for lots o’ comments for now. If you want to advise me on the subscriber information, I welcome your geeky wisdom. Thanks for reading. I love you for it. But I’ll love you more if you leave a comment.

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11 thoughts on “I Need Your Comments

  1. Lynn,

    Of course I love your blog. I love how introspective you are in a way that doesn’t make me think about how YOU are, but makes me look inside at myself.

    As for the traffic, WordPress can give you those kind of stats. Look on the site admin page and you should be able to find them.

  2. Laura Raub Keller


    You are a good writer. Good luck publishing your book.
    How’s that? I’m-a-good-writer,-too. Was that good? How many times did I use the word “good”? Follow your good dreams Lynn. I have nothing else good to say. 🙂

    Your good friend,


  3. Tracy Vatnsdal

    L~ I’m so excited to see that you came back from a power surge of word work since I know that recharges you and I also can’t wait to see what you give us in return. I always look forward to your wit and your enthusiam and you never, ever let me down no matter what the subject matter.
    Love it!

  4. Lynn:
    I love your blog. You are insightful and you write so well – two things I find seldom go together. I would love to hear more about your book. As you know, my writing has gone more towards a corporate vein and I love what I do. I have no desire to write the great American novel. But, what I do want to do, is write my memoirs – my history – for my family to have after I am gone. Can’t wait for us to meet and discuss your book and what drives us writers to write!

  5. I have an RSS subscription to your blog.

    If you use Google Reader, like me, all you have to do is create a new subscription to lynnhouse.wordpress.com. It doesn’t get much easier.

    I think you’re a good writer. I can’t remember ever commenting on another blog where I incurred the wrath of a total stranger. That’s both insightful and inciteful writing. Keep it up!

  6. Cathy

    I love Anne Lamott (Operating Instructions rocked my world) so you can’t go wrong. I look forward to reading more. As a mother of ONLY one boy, I often wonder how you manage, Lynn, with four. I read your blog in the hopes of gleaning survival tips!

  7. Julie

    I am thrilled for you. I can’t wait to read your book and anything else you write. You relate to so many of us as another work in progress, and you do it with honesty and courage. Write on, girlfriend.

  8. Lynn, I know that I tell you often in person how much I adore your writing! You have a gift with breathing life into words that both inspire and entertain. The honesty and wit in your stories is inspiring and always makes me want to read more. Kudos to you!!

  9. Jill Reid

    By the way, I can’t wait to read your book! You are an engaging writer. Praying all the details fall into place for you. What an exciting adventure! Keep writing friend.

  10. Christina Hunter

    Keep writing, no matter what!! I always read your stories/blogs. They are entertaining, thoughtful, insightful, and most of all true! You write from your heart. You have a gift!! Please keep using it.

  11. Nichole Barber

    As if enjoying your writing isn’t a good enough reason to read your blog, helping you get your book published is just added motivation to get off Facebook and read something longer than a three sentence status update! But I’m really just being selfish…I want to read what your book. You go girl!

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