I was signing at a reading festival last fall when another author and I had a conversation regarding blogs. She was a very well-known writer who had authored approximately 15-20 books, so I was more than willing to listen to any advice she had on furthering my writing career. She told me to "always be writing" and if there was no book or article to work on, creating and maintaining a blog was the next best thing. That's what she did several years ago and it had helped her career. She currently makes a very good living doing what she is most passionate about--writing.
Between my full-time job, family, including an extremely active two-year old, and our second child due in September, I have little free time. However, for the first time in more than five years, I find myself not working on a book. So, I'll try to find time to "blog" once or twice a week primarily about a couple of my passions--UGA athletics and college football.
I decided to give my blog its particular name because it will be, for the most part, solely about them Georgia Bulldogs. Additionally, I named it after my book "About Them Dawgs!" This book, although it was my second to be published, was the first I began working on. It took me two-and-a-half years to find a publisher for it while nearly five, research-devoted years elapsed from its start to the finished, published product. Let's just say "About Them Dawgs!" is somewhat special to me. By the way, if you would like to purchase this book or any of my three books, click on the books' images located on the side bar or visit my website at www.patrickgarbin.com (I just couldn't resist some shameless self-promotion).