Blogging in 2018


I created Lying for a Living in July 2006. I did it with trepidation. My editor had urged me to  start a blog as a way to connect with readers. In 2006, that mist-shrouded yesteryear, Facebook wasn’t even available to the general public. You needed a .edu email address to join. Blogging, for most of us, was social media.

When I wrote my first post, It’s alive, I had no idea whether I would have anything worthwhile to say, or whether anybody would bother reading my semi-regular ramblings. Turns out, I did, and plenty of you did, too.

This blog quickly became a wonderful way for me to connect with people all over the world. I have laughed, and cried, and cheered at your comments. I’ve been privileged to meet a number of you in person. I’ve relied on your expertise when writing novels.

Long story short: I love this blog.

And in 2018, I also connect with readers on Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram. Many of the conversations that, ten years ago, I would have held here, now take place in those forums. Because of that, and because my writing schedule remains extremely busy, I tend to write fewer blog posts. I hope the posts I do write are entertaining and informative.

Two points: This blog isn’t going anywhere. When I have things to say, or information about books and book tours, I’ll keep on keeping on. But for quick conversations, banter, and photos, if you want to stay in touch, check out the other places where I hang out online.

If you find me on Twitter, for instance, you’ll get all my snark and weird crime headlines and writing advice, generally in bite-size chunks. But you’ll also find occasional threads about life, and family, like this one:

Click here to follow the rest of that story.

Or follow me everyplace I’m hanging out:
Twitter: @MegGardiner1
Instagram: @MegGardiner1

See you around. Here, there, and everywhere.

8 responses to “Blogging in 2018

  1. I’m glad this blog isn’t going anywhere, Meg. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of fun reading yours’ and my fellow commenters’ posts. I haven’t been around since Day One, but I clearly remember the day when I read Stephen King’s glowing EW article then hunting down your first three novels on
    Admitting it is the first step: I’m hooked. You manufacture my drug of choice.

  2. First I hook you, then I call on you for information about pickup truck engines idling at altitude.

    Thanks for sticking around!

  3. I like the blog because it feels like a place where I can sit with a cup of tea and spend a little more time. Facebook can sometimes be overwhelming, and Twitter can feel so fast-paced (those tiny sound-bites). So I’m glad the blog isn’t going anywhere. But with that said, I do love the snarky and the snippets, so I’ll hang around the fringes of wherever you’re writing!

  4. We all love this blog!

  5. As one of your first blogging fans, I’ve been following you from the start, (what? 2006???) and I was a serial commenter (and even won your first Death by Name in a Book contest). Yes, times and social media change, and I can see it makes sense to use all those other avenues. (But I just can’t get the hang of Twitter. :^0).

    I’ll still be watching out on Facebook.

    As ever, Write Long and Prosper.

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