Jessica at Read, React, Review wrote a great post on Finding Balance in Blogging.
As an Australian reader and author I also have to shout about Booklover Book Reviews' 2011 Aussie Author Challenge. I heard about this from ShelleyRae, Book'd Out, and I think it's a great idea. Be True Blue and read 12 Australian authors. It's not just literary fiction either (at least, I don't think so), so take a leap into the active and fantastic SF&F scene, solve a mystery or indulge in some romance.
In Sarah's collection of random links over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books she discusses a study that suggests reading increases empathy.
Shannon McKelden has started a site called The Happy Writer. Writing is hard work. Can it also bring you happiness? and what happens when that happiness seems to have been lost forever?
My first post for 2011 is up at the eHarlequin Community. 2011 is the Year of the Stereotype and for January I kick off with a discussion of Gothic Romance Heroines. It's amazing where you'll find them.
And my post on inspiration is up at Here Be Magic. Leave a comment and you could win a copy of Angel Thief.