Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Caroline Made Me Do It

I think I now have a blog at MySpace. I think my name is Susan Beth but maybe it's susanbethpfeffer.

I have a new friend. His name is Tom. He is considerably younger than I am.

Beyond that, I have no idea what I'm doing there. I can't even figure out how to list my interests and all that stuff.

Not that I'm hinting or anything, but HELP!

ETA: I figured out how to do some of the listing stuff, and have informed the world that the person I'd like to meet is Jean Renoir. He seemed like a very nice guy and I thought it would add a touch of much needed class.

Tom remains my only friend there. This is after several hours. On JacketFlap I got two friends right away, and one of them is even willing to sell me office supplies.

If that isn't a definition of true friendship, I don't know what is.


Marci said...

Contact Alice or Sara. They are the experts on Myspace. And representative of the age level that hangs out there.

Anonymous said...

I do nothing with my myspace except friend people back and point them to my livejournal blog, but I figure it's like a sort of virtual outpost--if someone actually looks for me there, I want them to be able to use that as a starting point for finding me.

Caroline said...

Marci, do you even think she knows who Sara or Alice are? Haha.

But thank you so much for getting a MySpace. I've friended you! But don't tell me... you have been online all day long waiting for someone to add you. Haha you shouldn't do that since it makes things worse! & I remember Tom! I deleted him [sorry Tom!] he is basically the creator of MySpace... I remember when I first got Myspace and I thought he was this random old dude who added me and I complained to my friends and they said "Oh thats Tom the creator of MySpace, you can just delete him if you want to." haha.

You should try joining Book Chic
They love authors and authors are always reviewing books for them and its a great way how to add more friends. How do you add a friend? Well click on their profile and click on "add to friends" haha. its simple!

Actually... if you need help with anything just ask and I'll help you. Like, whats one thing that you want to know? =)

&& Janni, LJ rocks!! =D

Dawn said...

Ok Susan, I have to say it was not easy to find you on myspace and that is not a good thing. The only way I did eventually find you was by typing in your email address in the search field. Perhaps that is my user error though...

Looks like your URL is: http://www.myspace.com/susanbethpfeffer

I suggest you immediately friend YALSA: http://www.myspace.com/yalsa , ALA:http://www.myspace.com/atyourlibrary , and Readergirls: http://www.myspace.com/readergirlz
Also...I would suggest that you work on that profile. I mean seriously..in the world of myspace you need to have a pimp profile :) I can get a kid to create a profile background for you with the jackets of some of your books if you like.

I am a huge myspace user. I really find it is the best way to stay in contact with my library teens. I sure hope you like it out there.

I am really excited you are on myspace! Friend me so I can put you in my top friends!


Anonymous said...

Does this mean you are giving up the blog?

For those of us not allowed to use MySpace, this is not good news.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...


I didn't do it right? I need to be pimp profiled?

Oh what is this world coming to?

Thank you Dawn, for all your advice and pimp profile offering (whatever it is, I accept).

And worry not, Anonymous. I'll never give up this blog. Compared to MySpace, this is a place of calm and sanity.

Besides, here I have true friends. Granted, they're mostly named Anonymous, but I cherish their friendship anyway.

Dawn said...

Oh no! How rude of me to say your profile was too plain! I am stuck with teens all day who constantly tell me that I need more glitter (whatever that means) and I guess they wore off on me. Super sorry!

I am retract my previous statement. Any myspace profile is better then no myspace profile!

If I had to choose between myspace and this blog I would most certainly choose this blog. I love this blog!

I hope you end up liking myspace just because I think it would expose you to more teens.


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Dawn-

Please don't worry about it. People are always telling me to pimp my profile. Why just this morning my mother suggested a little profile pimping might be a good idea. And she hasn't been a teenager for close to eighty years.

Now if I can only figure out this MySpace business. For starters, I'd love to friend you, Dawn, and anybody else out there, except I don't know how. Do I just type in Dawn? Are you the only Dawn there? It's all so confusing.

Ideally, I'll work out a way of blogging there, while, of course, blogging here at my normal ridiculous pace. And writing P3B. And doing my volunteer work (a little more than normal for the next couple of weeks, because Carol's away on vacation). And buying my mother's groceries, while she looks into new and better pimp profiling methods at her assisted living facility.

Dawn said...

Hey Susan,

OK...you and your mom are seriously cracking me up!

Here's how you can both accept friend requests and also add friends on myspace.

Accept friend requests:
Log into your account.
On the left side of the screen you should see a box that says "my mail".
You should have a hyperlink that says "new friend requests" click on that.
Once you have clicked on the new friend requests you should see all of the people who have requested to add you as a friend. You can either accept, deny, or spam each request.

To add friends:
Go to someone's profile (http://www.myspace.com/yalsa) click the button on the left that says add to friends. Then all you do is wait for them to add you.

I'll stop by your mothers assisted living facility and see if we can't create a pimped out profile together! :)


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Dawn!

I have friends now. I am so semi-popular!

And I did what you told me to do at YALSA.

I'm keeping Tom though; we've been through so much together, and I'd hate to hurt his feelings.

Avneizik said...

If you want to spice up your self-description, you might use this author description as a model. "Gaspard de la Nuit is a French diswasher who has had extracurricular experience as a spaceship steward, abortionist's helper (working undercover to collect evidence for the Surete), Montmartre taxi-driver, valet to a vicomte of the ancien regime, high-topper in the pine forests of French Canada, student of interplanetary divorce law at the Sorbonne, Huguenot missionary to the black Martians and piano player in a maison de joie. Under the influence of mescaline he has relived the infamous lives of five notorious Parisian procurers. He has spent three years as a patient in mental hospitals, where he twice tried to beat a nurse to death. An accomplished skindiver in the deathless tradition of his countryman Captain Cousteau, he has witnessed the sadistic submarine sex rites of the Venusian mermen. Gaspard de la Nuit wrote Passwords to Passion in two and one-third days on a brand-new Rocket Wordmaster equipped with Floating Adverbs and Five-Second Suspense Injection."

Now that's a profile.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Avneizik-

Oddly enough, I've had the exact same life experiences as Gaspard de la Nuit, only I also took first prize in popovers at Orange County Fair.

My natural modesty keeps me from boasting about such accomplishments here and at myspace.

LAWKIobsessed said...

I tried to add you and it says your account has been deleted...Did you get a new myspace or is it really gone?

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi LAWKIobsessed (and what a great name that is)-

For some reason (and this was all a year or so ago), myspace dumped me. I don't remember why, just that it wouldn't let me access my page or whatever it is you have there.

I put a lot of time and energy into this blog (and now two blogs), so I gave up on myspace.

And I will never ever Twitter!

LAWKIobsessed said...

OK, I'll just start coming here.
You just wrote me back about a bookplate (I'm life_as_we_knew_it@yahoo.com) and I don't want to bother you in E-mail anymore, but I was wondering how the well ran without electricity in LAWKI...mine needs an electric pump and I don't know of any other kind. Well, beside the lower-the-bucket kind.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi again LAWKIobsessed-

You're not the first person to ask about the well, and my guess is you won't be the last.

My guess is the family had a very old house with a very old well.