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Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

How much are your words worth?

Your words are your your living CV, the advertisement of your talents and abilities and I think we should value them and the people that take the care to read them.

But there are lots of people who don’t value them or only value them for what they can do for them, making it a rather one sided equation.

Guest bloggers on commercial sites that don’t get paid and are asked to post duplicate content – why?  What does the blogger get out of this?  They run the risk of Google penalising their blog for duplicate content and they aren’t getting paid for their time or work.  Are they doing it for the exposure or for the traffic right?  Both of which are fine, but you  need to be able to measure the traffic and exposure – how will you know when this is working for you and if and when it stops working for you.

I’m always suspicious of folk who want to do me a favour by hosting my content.  I don’t need them to do me a favour, I’ve a blog, I can host my own content.

Which isn’t to say folk shouldn’t guest blog, but always be sure that you know exactly why you are doing it and to what benefit, sometimes the best benefit is the joy of sharing your words with another writer or blogger you respect.

Voting competitions, these are a bugbear of mine; I’ve written about blogging charts and metrics before and you can apply the same to voting competitions and blog awards.  It is perfectly fine to want to join in, but again, please be sure you know why you are joining in and to what benefit.  More often than not the plugging away for votes to win means that the only people really winning are the people running the contest, you’re spending your time begging your readers for votes to send them to someone else’s website.  If you see me joining in with such things it is as likely as not because I want to see how they work, I’m nosey like that.

What I’d rather see is people taking the time to stand out, hone their blogs and their writing, be confident in who they are and what they have to say.  Read and recommend based on what moves you or inspires you, what makes you think or what makes you angry, not on the possibility to have a blog badge and a basket of sex toys.

As your reader I’m worth more than that.

Thanks for reading,

Ruby x

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Erotic writing | 2 comments

Cordyceps

This is the beginning of a short story inspired by this feature about cordyceps, fungi that invade their hosts and replace their flesh with their own.  If you have time to watch the video that goes with it is fascinating.

I don’t usually write sci-fi stories (hell I’m hardly writing at all at the moment) but I love the perverse effectiveness of this parasite and wondered how that could translate into a fiction.  This is what I’ve got so far.

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He fucked her hard and when he came he grunted and said a prayer to his personal gods.

His seed planted he slept until the dawn and slipped out of her apartment and into the grey noise of the wakening day.

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Solar woke with a dry mouth and a wet cunt.  The ache in her thighs reminded her of the male she’d brought home from the bar.  She felt down between her legs, feeling the slick mess of her juices mixed with the thick ejaculate of whoever she’d been fucking with.  She didn’t remember his name but that wasn’t a worry to her what she was more interested in finding out was what she had fucked.

Sniffing her fingers the sweaty stench of rotting vegetation told her that although her bedfellow had been human in shape it had not been human in design.

“Fuck” the word plopped swollen and profane out of Solar’s mouth as she forced herself out of bed and to the bathroom.

She swabbed far up into the wetness of her cunt, thankful that the alien hadn’t been a species with more invasive preferences, securing the swab in its plastic jar and dropping it into the samples bin.  This done Solar douched herself and showered.

Thanks for reading,

Ruby x

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