Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Writers Craft Online: Cross Promoting Print And Online Products

Creating and maintaining a presence online take time and effort, but there's little doubt in my mind that supporting a newspaper column online is worthwhile.

I write a column called Logomania in The Star, the Malaysian national daily, twice a month. It delves into the origin and meaning of common expressions.

When we ran a competition earlier this year to promote the book, I blogged, tweeted and Facebooked about it. After that, online pals started looking out for the column. I also got email messages from strangers telling me they had bought my book. (THANKS!!!)

Because of this, I'd like to make an announcement.... This week we're inviting reader entries for Logomania. Anyone wanting to know the origin and meaning of their fave phrase like, "The leopard doesn't change its spots" or "Letting the cat out of the bag"? is invited to write in.

8 expressions will appear in the Logomania column on 28th July 2010 in The Star. In addition, for those of you who don't live in Malaysia, I'll answer another 3 on this blog next week.

So if you have a fave phrase you want to know the origin of, leave me a comment or send me an email at ewATlepak.com by 21st July 2010, OK?

4 comments:

Pam said...

Hmmm, all the ones I wonder about are Southern ones like, "I will jerk a knot in your tail."

An Imperfect New Momma said...

OH!!! I've always wondered about: "What does that have to do with the price of beans". Where did that come from?

BeadedTail said...

That's an interesting topic! Wish I could think of an expression but my mind went blank. If I think of one, I'll be back!

Neri said...

do "cat got your tongue" ! mind-boggling.