Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Virtual Belly Button
[Click here to enter The Literary Lab Genre Writing Contest]
Webfetti and gadgets are the buttons of our day. It used to be a sign of solidarity to wear a a pin, a patch or button on your denim jacket to show off your favorite band, presidential candidate, ballplayer. Since our days revolve around the keypad it's only natural that we look for stuff to dress up our cyberdomains. Wallpaper is too insular. Too old hat.
When you have a blog or website you want to share it with the world. It a part of of you. Your very own virtual belly button. I've stuck a Duotrope badge on my page. I will soon tack on one for NANO because they are mega keen. I have quotes from Twain because he was the Mack Daddy of his day- for ours too.
If you haven't already done so I suggest checking out the Genre Wars they have a cool badge to stick on your blog. They have a fiction writing contest that embraces all the sub-genres and it will a literary slugfest- so to speak. Above is the picture of the contest and is sponsored by the esteemed The Literary Lab.
One last note before I go. Do you remember candy buttons? Those Technicolor sugar-hopped strips of paper that were usually stuffed into your goodie bag for b-day parties. That was one button I was never really fond of, but I did once proudly wear Billy Joel and The Police buttons on my stonewashed denim jacket.
Long live The Piano Man and Sting.