Friday, June 10, 2011

Ch..Ch...Changes! Switching it Up!

After reading the article by Kristen Lamb, entitled "Sacred Cow-Tipping–Why Writers Blogging About Writing is Bad," I became inspired. She discusses the necessity for writers to break out of their comfort zone and discuss more than just writing on their blogs. Filled with adrenaline, I took a long look at my blog and discovered a disappointing pattern. All of the posts were for writers. Without meaning to, I've created a “Writer's Only” atmosphere. In doing so, I've excluded many of my friends and readers. In my defense, I started the blog as a way of expressing my journey as a writer. Yet, as I mentioned in one of my favorite posts at the beginning of this journey, writing is not all that I know
Not Writers Only
Today I’m turning over a new leaf. The title of the blog has changed and with it the format. I’m committed to bringing many pieces of my life to the table. You’ll still see posts for writers, offering my experiences and advice. However, you’ll see a bunch of other fun stuff too. Everything from the wacky tales of my family, Corgi stories about my dog, cheesy horror movie reviews, upcoming books, my favorites in fiction and film, contests and more.

Pie chart of new blog content
I promise to continue the story of my writing journey, but this time it is going to be a multifaceted, no holds barred account. I’m at heart a writer. Yet, now, I’m ready to tell the whole story. Stick with me, dear readers, it’s going to be a helluva ride!

2 comments :

  1. I'm glad you're changing things up. I'm excited to read the whole story! :)
    Kristen Lamb's article was very eye-opening. I took her advice to heart when I started my blog last week.

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  2. Thanks so much, Melinda! I hope to have a weekly schedule up soon. :)

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