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And you were interviewed for "Rising from the Ashes: Rethinking Church." Proost rocks and I hope the seeds I help plant here in the States pay off - you so deserve it.

I would recommend continuing to resist the pressure to join Facebook - if I didn't have two books to promote, I wouldn't be on it. The technology encourages too many adults to behave like extras on American Pie (the movie not the desert).

johnny Sertin

Sorry, cussing facebook whilst taking full advantage of its means to a commercial end? I assume when it says promote here, it means opportuntiy to reach the widest audience with free literature? PS. I like extras, americans and pie!


LOL - Maybe the movie reference didn't cross the pond but Facebook in particular is set up so one can drunk dial, mooon and perform other juvenille actions. I think Jonny's blog entry and subsequent comments on Facebook sums it up the pluses and minuses of social networking - Enough artists, musicians and writers use Shelfari, LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook that I joined these networks but I use them more to interface witn my peers than generate book sales. And I use them very sparingly. Hence, I was supporting Johnny to continue his resolution.

johnny Sertin

Thanks for the clarification Becky. I enjoyed the banter at the start of the new year. I must confess your description of me on Facebook was uncannily accurate, almost as if you knew me.! As a joe blog, (excuse the pun.) average punter, who isn't writing, painting or generally being artistic on any given day, the tool of Facebook to hang out with friends whilst generally having a laugh is a welcome break from the high brow stuff. Happy new year and give me a poke sometime...

Nick Matyas

Really wonderful post. this blog is awesome.
Posts with more information will be great.


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