Published on October 18th, 2016 | by Nancy Basile0
Dear Media Medusa, Where Have You Been?
Hello, loyal readers! And I do mean loyal, because if you’re reading this, I doubt you came here by way of Google or Facebook or Twitter. You’re here because you periodically check the blog to see what we’ve been up to.
It’s been quiet here on Media Medusa, but for very good reasons. I have been writing for other places more and more, which is taking up my time. (Mo’ money, mo’ money.) I’m very excited to be writing lists for CBR.com (previously known as ComicBookResources.com). I have several articles already posted about cyborgs, cowboys and The Legend of Korra. This week I’m working on Superman and Supergirl lists. A lot of these require a good deal of research on my part — which includes picking Mike Brown’s brain — but can you say “dream job?”
I’ve also ramped up how much I’m writing for LancasterOnline.com and FlipSidePA.com. They’ve moved away from beer articles (drat!) and more to just pure entertainment. Again, fun stuff! No hard-hitting news stories here.
I’ve also created Collecting Geek, a new place to curate the coolest geek collectibles, clothes and accessories. Our main feed is on Facebook, but we’re on Twitter and Pinterest, and have a newsletter too. Soon, a website will roll out, but the focus will always be on social media. I mean, it’s kind of the newspaper of today, y’know?
A colleague of mine is also letting me post my opinions on mysteries and thrillers at RunSpotRun.com. I posted my first review last month on A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George. Skyhorse Publishing also asked me to begin reviewing their books. They sent me several books to read. I dreaded reading them, because when I get sent books from publishers, they’re usually awful. (See this book review. I can’t even remember the title, it was so horrible.) But this series is fantastic! Look for a review here soon.
In the meantime, we’ll still post reviews, tips and our fun take on lots of entertainment, with a little more of a personal focus. There’s a lotta noise out there about geek, sci fi and fantasy. We’re always looking for a unique spin to make ourselves heard. I think getting more personal is the way to go. I hope you are signed up for our Media Medusa newsletter. We send it approximately once a week, just to keep you updated on what we’ve been writing about.
If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below, or give me a shout out on our social media channels. If you’re still into email (it’s almost gone the way of the Pony Express) contact me at [email protected].
Thanks for your support!