Monday, November 30, 2009

This blog

Hello!  *waves*

My, it's been a while, hasn't it?  I had a lovely break from blogging last week.  But I did miss it.

That said, I've been putting some small amount of thought into this blog.  I no longer feel that it meets the expectations I set up in the title and information bar below it.  I've yet to come up with a solution to the problem, but expect a bit of blahgy action as I work it out.

You see, the name of the blog is "Chronicles of a Novice Writer."  Outside of my WiP Wednesday posts, I am not sure I'm achieving the goal here.

The information bar reads, "My place to explore my personal voice, update on my works-in-progress, and generally converse with potential readers and fellow authors."

I've got #2 and #3 down pat.  But I'm not so certain on #1.

I know this post sounds like a repeat of things I've written before.  And subconsciously that's perhaps true.  But I'm just trying to figure out what direction to take things from here.  I may have to go down to only posting on Wednesdays and Fridays until I figure it out.

I'm just not sure what to blog about in lieu of trying to sound halfway intelligent when talking about writing.  I'm just starting out on this treacherous journey and I have very little of value to impart with the world.  Just my words.  For whatever they're worth.

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday, if you live somewhere that recently celebrated one, or that you all had a wonderful week while I was away.


  1. I think you do a great job of sharing what knowledge you have. But I know how you feel. I'm struggling to come up with things to blog about, and I really need to focus on my writing. For the month of December, I'm cutting way back on my blog time.

  2. LOL

    This was supposed to go up tomorrow. Oh the hilarity.

    I'm gonna leave it up. But now I gotta come up with something else to blog about tomorrow.

    It was kind of weird to not blog last week at all. Good luck with your writing in December!

  3. Stephanie, I am here via Ranch Girl Ramblings. Praying for Devon's safe return and for your family's peace of mind.

  4. I've always loved your blog Stephanie. You could always change your tagline if it bothers you :)

    I'm rather glad I went with the "ramblings" title, I don't feel committed to staying on topic everyday.

    Just be you!!

  5. I think you do a great job with the blog. I wouldn't constrain yourself to your title unless that's what you want to do. I certainly deviate from my fiction groupie title--i originally intended for my site to be mostly book reviews, lol. Yeah, um, that changed.

  6. Stephanie your blog is great! Very real and true to your voice. Whatever changes you make I'm sure will not impact how we feel about visiting- it's always a pleasure.

  7. Thanks, Deb. Just call me dumb. That thought never crossed my mind. LOL I just am not sure that the direction I've taken the blog is the right direction for it. But it's never too late for a course-correction.

    Thanks, Roni. LOL about the book review blog.

    Tamika, thanks. It means a lot.


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