Follow Friday on the Blog: Rose B. Fischer

If you’re looking for a blog to follow, you can’t do better than Rose B. Fischer. If you follow her, you will not regret it. She’s an experienced blogger with lots of interests, and she shares my view that the be best Internet is an Internet that runs on respect. Just read:

So,  you’ll find all sorts of things here: social commentary, reviews, roselogowriting tips, and anything else I happen to be interested in at the moment.

I have a standing policy of positivity. My posts are meant to be informative, entertaining, and to promote respectful discussion.  I write about things I like, things I support, or things I’ve learned that might be useful to others.  I won’t make a post specifically to rant, disagree, or list off reasons I don’t like Twilight.

Sounds like a blog you want to keep up with, right? Don’t stop reading. It gets better. Rose has a page that explains what Dune and Narnia mean to her, tells you things about her life, and gives you three ways to contact her with ideas.  It’s one of the coolest blog pages I’ve ever encountered.

Rose thinks and writes about a lot of things. You’ll have to explore her blog to find all the goodness, because the rest of this post is about one project. Rose has put a lot of effort into thinking about and improving the way we represent people with disabilities in our art. I’m thoroughly behind it and doing my best to help it along. Here’s how it started.

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Rose wrote a 14-part interactive series on the representation of people with disabilities in pop culture. She started it in February. I’ve read every word of it, and some of it twice. And she’s made it clear that she’s happy to help writers who are struggling to portray characters with disabilities in a real way figure out how to do that.

Rose and I are banging our heads together and trying to figure out how to start a discussion about improving the representation of people with disabilities in media. We’d love for you to join that discussion.

If you enjoy Sourcerer and Part Time Monster, there’s no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy Rose’s blog just as much.

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Here’s something for you nite-owls.

@quaintjeremy has his own blog. He’s been working on getting it right for a week or so. We’ve been talking about how best to make the announcement. But tonight this happened.

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That spike is all from StumbleUpon. This, on a two-week-old blog that was doing nothing but reblog and stumble some of them. Me and Jeremy have been scrambling around since we discovered that spike,trying to explain it and trying to feed it. Jeremy threw up a very nice post about some fantasy novels a few minutes ago, and it is a fine first post.

I have no idea how to explain that spike. seems like it stared about 12 hours ago, and picked up steam in the last six, but that is just a guess, and it makes no sense whatsoever. The timing is wrong. But you hard-core bloggers who are looking to build an audience should pay attention to Jeremy. He’s been rocking the StumbleUpon for awhile now.

We don’t know how it works yet, but we will.

And this is not the official announcement. This is the announcement for insomniacs and people who are paying close attention. Jeremy still has a kick-off post coming.