Phew ♥♥♥ Jacqui Nelson ♥♥♥ is a hard act to follow.
She drew 360 hits and 56 comments breaking all my previous records. (Congrats Jacqui!)
Which brings me to the question that haunts every new blogger and stops many from even starting: What do I have to offer the blogosphere?
Good blogs offer the world something, or at least in my mind they should. But what do I have to offer? That’s a humbling question.
Luckily, when I started my first blog, about 6 years ago, I was told to just jump in, and I did. I’d been diagnosed with cancer, so I figured I had nothing to lose. The cancer’s gone btw and I am well, but that’s how I got into this blog writing thing. Facing one’s mortality makes you do crazy things.
Over a year into this blog, I’ve discovered that it has its own personality, Not at all what I expected. My most popular blog posts are about writing craft and/or conferences. For example my post on Steve Berry’s Advice on Story Structure drew two hundred people and my post on my experience at Agentfest at the Thrillerfest conference was almost as high.
These stats don’t really make sense to me. Seriously. Why would anyone want to hear about writing craft from an unpublished writer?
I think the thing is that I offer my understanding of the craft material in as clear and concise a format as I can and people seem to like that.
My next most popular bits are travel blog posts. I’m a relatively new traveler and I keep finding myself in the darndest situations in foreign places. People enjoy laughing with me as I sort myself out. It’s good fun.
All this rambling is to say I have a new schedule in mind: Mondays – personal comments … Wednesdays – craft posts… Fridays – guest posts – my way of networking and paying forward (Please, contact me if you would like a spot). Except when I travel, and then I’ll blog about that.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the new format.
And yes, I discovered the ♥ key. lol