Tell us what you’ve learned so far about daily blogging.
I’m not entirely sure. The first thing I noticed was my traffic increased. That’s what they tell you in blogging 101: regular posts mean regular readers. I have trouble coming up with meaningful (at least to me) things to post on a daily basis that won’t get me fired or sued for libel. 😉 But a healthy mix of my life and my writing seem to do the trick.
Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?
I’ve been known to write pretty much anywhere. I’ve even been trapped at a train crossing and jotted down a quick line or two but the most likely place is my home office. I adore it. When we redid the house, I picked a bright inspiring red for the paint. I have writing and drawing books all over the shelves. Comics, too. There’s a box for my current knitting/crocheting (a writer’s block tool for me) and of course excellent speakers for music. 🙂
Every once in awhile, I post from work when I have a free moment. Which is unlikely since I work with the public but it’s been known to happen. XD
Do you hear that? That is the sound of millions of writers revving their creative engines for the novel blitz of the year. As I am a writer with too many balls in the air as is, I will not be participating. But I will be doing NaNoPloMo over at BlogHer instead because anyone who reads this blog knows I have issues with consistent posting. 9_9 Hopefully this will jog me to post about whatever fool thing crosses my mind rather than thinking “Eh, nobody’s interested in that.”
FYI, I will only be doing this on WordPress as you can only apply one blog to the list (I’m assuming).
So, is anyone else doing NaBloPoMo? Or will you be going for broke writing the next great American novel? 😉
Or she will be by the time I get off work today. My mother was released from the hospital this afternoon. 🙂
It’s difficult for me to sum up the feelings other than the ole roller-coaster metaphor. While tired, it is apt but doesn’t quite cover what it’s like to have your remaining parent in and out of the hospital and never quite knowing which time will be the last. There MUST be a special circle of hell just for that feeling. If I really believed in hell… Anyways, this passed week or so has sucked ass and that’s the nicest way I can put it. Between my mother in the hospital, my husband spraining his ankle and my child determined to act three years old no matter how illogical I keep telling her that is; I believe some booze and/or long bubble baths are in order.
Which has left me with some sort of a quandary: How personal do I want to get with my writing blog? Granted, I won’t be doing in depth reviews of *achem* "toys" I purchase or describing bodily functions in grizzly detail (only vague detail ~_^) , but if I wait to only talk about writing, it’s kinda cold and lonely. I don’t get many visitors here anyway and the ones that come, I’d like to keep.
So, I suppose it’s time to get to know the Lenni. As House would say: Wear a cup.
The mythical "They" says I must blog every day to be a success. So, the Lenni has a couple questions: What kinds of things would you all like to read from me every day? Do YOU blog every day? Would endless complaints about how the blank pages mock me or how Open Office fucks up the formatting in my Word 2007 files? Do you want to hear a library rant every so often? Cause I got plenty of those. XD
Ya’ll gotta let the Lenni know, people. I do enjoy the occasional personal question but I reserve the right not to answer. (Bwahaha!)
Anyways, on to writing type news. There are day to day activities that tend to inspire me to write different things. Weeding and collection development are two of those things. Looking for books on certain subjects usually exposes gaps in subject matters that I never would have thought to write about.
I tend towards fiction. You can fact check elements of fiction (yes, I have been fact checked) but on the whole the "make shit up" aspect tends to leave me free of reality’s constraints. But every so often, I get a bug up my ass to write non-fiction. This time, it’s particularly strong. Like, "I have half an outline in my head already," strong. Should I go for it? I mean really? I should post a tally of my current projects to make this question a bit meatier… XD
Anyways, it’s out there and up for consideration. We shall just have to see what falls where. 🙂