As I mentioned in last Monday's post, I had a great time a few weeks ago at the Public Safety Writers' Association conference. I even had an opportunity to speak with two publishers (honest, real live publishers). They both had some very encouraging things to say about my WIP but both also offered the same piece of advice: don't publish under the name Linda Leszczuk. Leszczuk is just too difficult to spell, pronounce, remember, etc.
Okay. This isn't really a new thought. When I first started this blog, I slipped in a subheader "aka LD Masterson". Registered both domain names for my web site, as well. But during the past year I've rather let the LD Masterson fall into the background and most everyone knows me as Linda Leszczuk. So I've got some re-branding to do.
You'll notice I've already reversed the names on the header and changed my web site link. I've made all the necessary changes to my web site and set up a new e-mail, Lin@LDMasterson.com. Now comes the tricky part. I'm going to change my blog URL and my Google account name to LD Masterson. I have no idea what that will do to my Followers (Google promises to redirect everyone to the new address but...) and I DO NOT want to lose anyone. Or should that be, I do not want anyone to lose me?
So here's that "help" part. When you see this post, please leave me a comment and let me know you've seen it. Then on Wednesday, please look for me again. If I'm not in the usual place, please hunt for me at ldmasterson.blogspot.com. (I can't make this a link because it's not a valid address yet.) Then leave me a comment again and let me know how you found me.
I really appreciate everyone's help on this. The idea of starting over at square one is just too disheartening. I'm also making a list of all the blogs I follow in case they don't make it to my new blog site. I don't want to lose you either.
Once the new blog connections are in place, I'll be attacking my Facebook page.
In case you're wondering, Masterson is my maiden name. The "Leszczuk" came along with my husband when I got married. What can I say? I was in love.
Groaner of the Day: It turns out that the "Old King Cole" of nursery rhyme fame is loosely based on a 14th century ruler.
The slightly mad monarch is best known for his decree that the entire fiefdom's crop of lettuce be diced and drenched in mayonnaise.
He called it, of course, Cole's Law.