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My Weekend

Good morning everyone,

I had a super busy weekend (more fence painting, a black belt ceremony at my Tae Kwon Do school, my wife left for Boston to attend a graphic design conference, dinner with my sister and my brother in law...). I also had a booksigning at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY where I met a nice woman named Jennette Fulda who wrote a weight loss memoire called Half-Assed.

Jennette started her blog Half of Me in 2005 and has since gained a large readership, written her book and recently appeared on The Today Show. She has an amazing, hilarious story and has done a great job promoting herself (she's a perfect example of how you can start your writing career through blogging).

She and I exchanged emails and I'm hoping to get some tips from Jennette to share with you about all the great self-promotion she's done.

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