Monday, December 17, 2012
What's in Store for the Blog in 2013
The end of the year is fast approaching and I've been thinking about what I want to do with the blog next year. It's been a little quiet over the last few months (I just needed a bit of a blog break there) but I'm looking forward to starting 2013 with new energy.
I've enjoyed the shorter blog schedule, so I'm going to stay with that. I'll be shifting things around a bit, like moving the contributing authors to Wednesdays. Tiffany Reisz will continue with her guest posts about writing, and Robyn Hood Black will continue with her posts about poetry, and I'm thrilled they're both staying on. I'm diving into invitations for the rest of next year's guest authors now, and my fingers are crossed for some exciting guests.
So starting January1, the new schedule will be:
Monday - Writing post by me
Tuesday - No post
Wednesday - Guest posts, alternating between a random guest author and one of my contributing authors.
Thursday - No post
Friday - Writing post by me
Saturday - Real Life Diagnostic
Sunday - No post unless the RLD queue gets full, then a Diagnostic post
I hope this lighter schedule will make it easier for folks to keep up with the posts.
The blog is overdue for a tweak, so I'll be updating things a little. The boxes in the headers will be changed (those are so 2010) with fresher content, the online resources tab needs a new coat of paint on its links (and I have so many new ones to add). I also want to rework the contents link and labels to make it easier to find articles. And then there's the never ending job of finding and fixing broken links. Basically a blog spring cleaning.
I've wanted to do online workshops for a long time, so in the next few months, I'll be offering a test class. If all goes well, I'll start doing a few of these a year. No set schedule on these, as they'll depend on my schedule and will happen when I'm not on a book deadline. I'll keep everyone posted though, so keep an eye out.
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