While at National Conference in Dallas, I dropped in at the PRO retreat to listen to author Colleen Gleason (and see her visit here on December 19, 2006) speak on what to do the year after you sell (and before your book comes out). One of the funniest moments (and there were quite a few, she's a great speaker) came when she told us about the day she garnered the most traffic on her blog. I'll let you in on a secret, she said, that day I posted:
A picture of Alan Rickman. Now, this didn't have anything to do with writing, but she was illustrating the fact that you never know how people will show up to your site. She had a large number of visitors that day who had simply googled Alan Rickman and this picture put her in the links.
Well, the Playfriends were all joking about how authors would come home from Nationals and post all these pictures of Alan Rickman on their sites. Then we talked about posting hunky pics on our blog, kind of like our friend Michelle Buonfiglio blesses us with over on Romance by the Blog. Those Bellas love them some hot guys, let me tell ya!
Well I said we needed to start posting on a regular basis, that I'd sacrifice one of my days for us to do it (yeah, what a hardship!). As we were discussing this, Problem Child burst out, "Hey, that would make it MOANdays."
And thus, MOANdays were born. From here until the distant future when we can no longer scrape up pictures of tall, built, sexy guys, the first Monday of every month will be a day when you can come to the blog and check out the eye candy.
We'll start off with my current hero, actor Aiden Turner. Love those abs.
And here's a favorite that I believe I picked up from over at Michelle's site some time ago. Rauol.
Remember, ladies, this is all in the name of research for our books. No gawking! (smirk)
So today, tell me who you'd like to see here on MOANdays. And tell me your favorite sites for finding hero pics. One lucky commenter will receive, you guessed it, a prize.
PS. Hmmm, this reminds me that we need to change our hunks in the Locker Room...