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Friday, March 20, 2015

SFWA Is Gossiping About Me

Or maybe they're not. You see, I'm not a member so I'm not really sure what's going on.

Wednesday evening, I checked my Blogger stats. One of the things it displays is other web pages that have linked to my blog. Usually, it's my main author website or some dumbass porn purveyor hoping I'll click on their link so they can infect my computer.

But Wednesday evening, this was on the Traffic Sources page under Referring URLs:

http://www.sfwa.org/forum/index.php?/topic/7907-is-amazon-your-friend/

Now, I'm not a member of SFWA. Why would a link to Wild, Wicked & Wacky be on an SFWA forum? When I clicked on the link, I got this:

HTTP 404 Not Found

So was it someone bitching about girl cooties in their fantasy? Because let's face it, I do put romance and sex in my stories.

Was the link referring to the rise of indie publishing? Because, yes, I do promote indies.

Did someone who was an SFWA member talk about the review I gave their book? Maybe. Were they pissed I hadn't put the review on Amazon? That doesn't make sense because I may not have bought the book from Amazon.

Given the very tired meme the link mentions about Amazon and cuddling, did they link to one of my many gripes about Seattle's finest? Because, I'll be the first to admit Amazon is not my friend. It's a book retailer for my publishing company. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Frankly, Amazon is not even one of the better retailers for my products. I sell more through Barnes & Noble and Apple.

So anyone out there who's an SFWA member want to give me a hint why a link to my blog appeared on an SFWA forum?

4 comments:

  1. Huh, that's interesting. I've had that happen too. Not with SFWA, but with other closed forums, where I'd get this flurry of hits and wonder what people were saying about me. [wry smile]

    Angie

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    1. Angie, it would have made more sense if it was RWA, the STCL Alumni Association, or any other organization that I've had some connection with. But SFWA? WTF?!

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  2. LOL!

    No clue, but your boggled WTF?! is amusing. :D

    I just hope someone wanders by who can clue you in. Usually IME you just have to sit and wonder about that sort of thing, which is frustrating.

    Angie

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    1. Not frustrating, just curious as hell.

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