Looks like I survived the Rapture. Hope everyone else did, too!

New blog mash up, cool links from this week:

A Writer’s Notes: You need social media–even if you think you don’t Laura E. Bradford had a conversation with me on the publishing industry and why working with social media is important. Some good thoughts (And not just because she quoted me!)

I Will Never Hire a “Social Media Expert,” and Neither Should You | Peter Shankman More on the Social Media front, why SMEs are a waste of your time and money.

Flash Fiction Challenge: Altitude | Albert Berg’s Unsanity Files Stretch your writing limbs and whip up some Flash Fiction for Albert Berg’s movie poster challenge!

10 fantastic Fountain Pen photography | The Photography Blog I have a thing for pen porn. I love great pens.

EconStories.tv | Fear the Boom and Bust Was introduced to this through Twitter, and the wannabe economist in me squeed with glee.

Some less than pleasant news:

Borders Lost $132 Million in April Borders financial woes continue. . .

5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You You following the debates on Corn Syrup? This is some frightening stuff.

Followed by some good news:

Traditional Book Output Up 5%; Nontraditional Soars

Finally, some brilliance from Malcolm Gladwell: