A Snarkling is contemplating his blog:
Writers are often told that a web presence is a useful marketing tool and they should establish one. Then they are told to be very careful what they say. Obviously, acting professionally by not dissing other professionals is good advice. Yet anything they say might offend someone--a potential agent, publisher, editor, reader--who doesn't share their opinions or beliefs. How do you create a web presence without actually saying anything? Or is it just publish and be damned?
No one in their right mind would think I hadn't offended anyone in my ..er...um...forthright posts. (Dear Mr Bookner comes to mind..but he's only the most recent in a long line of snarliepusses).
Those people I HAVE offended are probably breathing a sigh of relief they didn't query me. God know I am. Offend the RIGHT people and you're fine.
Say what you think. Say it well. Don't call the dissenters anything stronger than "clearly deranged" and never call Miss Snark a lamebrain.
Humor helps. Don't take yourself too seriously. (Miss Snark elevates an eyebrow at her own self when she sees THAT!)
For a blogger who writes with tons of attitude and damn the torpedoes, take a look at