Demented Michelle has a fine post today (Wednesday) on the benefits of blogging: I firmly believe, beyond attending conventions, one of the best networking mediums available to aspiring authors is blogging. She goes on to give a number of great tips on boosting traffic to your blog. Check it out.
***In case you haven't visited The Dark Cabal yet, they're an anonymous group of SF aficionados who write intelligently about what they've been reading. They also engage in the occasional rant. In today's post, Safe Light has some thoughtful observations on Richard Bowes' Theres a Hole in the City, published in scifi.com. Bowes has responded in the comments, and even editor Ellen Datlow couldn't restrain herself from, erm, doing a bit of editing. Guess I better watch my mouth around there.