The times, they are a-changing. Well, a little bit. For me and my blogs. 🙂
Yes, I said blogs. Plural. Some/most of you may know that I’ve had another blog, over at LiveJournal for a few years. I started that site when I first got into blogging and met such wonderful writers that I couldn’t bear to shut it down, when I started up here. Well, I’ve changed my mind. Not about the wonderful writers (and I’m really hoping they’ll come hang out over here!), but about closing down that blog. For a few months now, I’ve been feeling a bit too split-brain trying to keep up with both blogs, and by trying to track what/how I was blogging there versus here. No more. It’s all going to be coming together in one place now–right here.
One of the LiveJournal “things” is to post a Friday Five. The five things can be related, or random, depending on your mood. So, in celebration, I thought I’d bring that format over here today, to tell you what you’ll now be seeing at this blog.
1. More of ME. Hopefully, this is a good thing.
My LJ blog has always been more personal. I tend to blog more about life, family, and my own writing ups and downs. So now, here, you’ll get to hear me fret. Lucky you.
2. A (subtle?) slant toward kids and YA writing/books.
This is what, for my fiction (and dipping into nonfiction), I write. And read. Hopefully, most of the writing ideas and tips I’ll post will apply to lots of genres, across the board, but you’ll get many examples from the “younger” world. You’ll also see me passing on links about books and events in the kidlit world. Let’s just call it my Add-to-Your-Reading-Pile effort.
3. Perhaps more photos.
Okay, definitely more photos. Especially in a couple of weeks. One of the impetuses (impeti?) for making this shift was when I realized I wanted to blog, with pics, about my research trip to Chicago, and I couldn’t figure out WHICH blog to post them at. Sheesh. So you all will get to come along and see Hull-House and Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) and maybe even the house my grandmother lived in when she was a little girl.
You know you can’t wait.
That’s what I call the hopefully helpful, instructive blogs I’ve tried to post here. My other blog has always been looser, more chatty and casual. I want to add that here, but I also intend to keep playing out theories and processes and tips about writing and, of course, critiquing. So if you’ve been liking that stuff, don’t worry. It’s not going away.
5. More frequent posts.
I’ve been posting here once or twice a week. And I’ve been posting at the LJ blog once or twice a week. That’s too much math for me, but you can do the addition. You’re going to see me here more often, probably with some shorter-than-usual posts. I won’t be putting up links on Twitter, Facebook, or Writer’s Market for all the posts–I don’t want to drown people with updates, you know. I’ll still link to anything I think may be really interesting or helpful, but if you check in on your own, you’ll be more likely to see something new. And hopefully fun.
So, it’s basically in with the new, but not out with the old. Stick around & see what you think!