Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MySpace

Captain’s Log, Stardate 05.30.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is LIFE INTERRUPTED by Tricia Goyer.
My Monday book giveaway is EVERYTHING’S COMING UP JOSEY by Susan May Warren.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for LIFE INTERRUPTED and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.

CamySpace: Okay, let me first say, I haven’t heard the bad hype about MySpace. But so far, I’ve kind of liked the online community. Here’s my MySpace profile:
http://www.myspace.com/camytang

I admit that the first few months I had tons of “friend requests” from these weirdo guys who wanted to be added to my friends list. We’re talking major ick. But after a few months, those requests have died down to almost nothing.

Now, most of the friend requests I get are from people who actually do want to network. I have to be careful—some of the bands who request to be on my friends list have lyrics that I wouldn’t want the kids at church to hear if they clicked on their MySpace site, so I don’t add them. But there are a bunch of Christian indie bands, which is pretty cool.

I’ve also met a bunch of Christians. What’s neat is I’ve connected with some Asian Americans, both Christian and non-believers. They might actually buy my book when it comes out.

I’ve taken the plunge and started a MySpace ACFW group:
http://groups.myspace.com/ACFW
I’ve invited a bunch of people from my friends list, although I’m not sure if some people are ACFW members or not, because often profiles don’t have last names. If you are and I didn’t invite you, I apologize—go to the group link and join!

Join MySpace with me! Join the ACFW MySpace group!

5 comments :

  1. Thanks for your sweet words, Camy. What a great way to wake up this morning--to see your comments on GraceReign.

    I'm glad My Space has been a good experience for you. I'm hoping it's getting cleaned up now after all the problems. Loved your piece below about Susie. She's a beautiful lady!

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  2. Hmmm....
    Did she not invite me on purpose?
    Is she trying to tell me something...
    Well, I don't know if I will...
    Humph..
    Oh, alright, I will then.
    ;0))

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  3. Hi Camy,

    I'm just now starting to be on MySpace more...I'd taken a lengthy hiatus when I started blogging primarily from my Xanga site. And I was tired of the weirdo messages and invites I was getting (that's why there's a movie poster as my profile pic there!). It can be an excellent networking tool. There are a TON of whackos out there, but that site has so much potential for good that I think it's important that Christians make their presence felt!

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  4. Contratulations on your book deal. How exciting!! I love chick-lit and it's very refreshing to see it come out written by Christians!!! I have not joined My Space, I am too freaked out by those Dateline NBC specials.

    Sherri
    www.theproverbialwoman.blogspot.com

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  5. I signed up for MySpace under the name of Ashley Stockingdale. I'm trying to figure out how to decorate my page now, but let's just say, it's going slowly. I'm so excited you started up the friends' group, Camy.

    I've heard all the warnings about My Space, mostly at my kids' Christian school, and I have to say, yes, it can be trouble, but you know, if you're posting photos of yourself partially dressed, hmm, I don't know you're sort of headed for trouble. I didn't see that on space at all, so far. I'm sure it's there, but I'm not looking for it! Christians have to stop being scared of everything!!!

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