I’ve been in a ‘Blogging Funk’ lately, as many of you may have noticed. And it’s not entirely my fault.
There’s so many ‘How To’ articles out there telling authors to do this…do that…you ‘must’ always do this and… it’s a bit overwhelming. I think, in the end, everything is scheduled to the point no one knows where they are and the effect you were trying to create is lost.
Which is where I am at the moment.
I used to blog several times a week but I’ll admit, its a time suck. Trying to ‘think’ of things to say/do every week is draining and after spending that time, getting the posts made in advance, it’s like crickets around here. No one comments or engages the page and it causes that little voice in the back of my head to whisper…you did it wrong. Which leads to thinking…why bother? So I didn’t. For weeks.
But I hate thinking like that.
I started this blog back in 2005 and back ‘then’ I just posted what I wanted, whether that was about my books or my dogs. I enjoyed it. It was a release, so to speak.
I’ve been thinking for days now to just shut my blog down but I like being able to post things where my ‘space’ isn’t limited. I enjoy Facebook and Twitter but with word restrictions, it makes it very hard, so…I’ve decided to use this blog as a journal of sorts. No schedule’s (well, except for ManCandy Monday! *grin*) and just post what I want. You may get book news one day and the daily trials of the dogs and cats tearing up my house the next. If no one responds…I’m okay with that too because I’m not looking for interaction but if I get it, great.
I think that’s the difference in what I’ve experienced in the past and what’s happened over the last year. All those ‘writing articles’ telling me I should be engaging my readers with brilliant content when in the end, just being ME is what’s important.
So…if you’d like to join my journey of nonsensical ramblings from a author who suffers from memory loss on a daily basis…this is the place to be! *assuming I remember I even have a blog – LOL*
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