I keep asking my blog what it wants to be when it grows up? – It has yet to give me a satisfactory answer. It all started you understand as a bit of an experiment, a marketing forage into the unknown world of the blog. That changed quite quickly into something more authentic and I can’t imagine ever using my little space in the blogger-sphere now for that kind of self-promotion purpose.
So what to do?
I don’t want to do one of those writing infomercial blogs either? Where, I talk about how to write a book and where to publish. Don’t get me wrong there are some really good ones (see Chazz writes), that are informative and helpful with downloadable e-books and all-sorts (I know because I’ve downloaded a few of them.) – Some, I can think of ten and I’ve looked at hundreds, are really good and have a very distinctive voice to them. Others – Are a shameless promotion tool for the wannabe authors upcoming book and just re-packages info available elsewhere.
However if you are looking for great advice then please do go and see Chazz, there is nothing I wanted to know about publishing that isn’t on his writers blog. David Gaughran, does a great one too.
So that’s out.
What about hot topics – could my Blog be the answer to all your current affairs needs but with quirk, humour and style? Ummm No, it can’t. I’ve written one post of this sort and it is the least liked or viewed and generally now sits in a corner crying to itself as it feels left out – It’s so not cool.
What About Cooking? Hmm, can anyone smell burning – I think I’ve left the water on again.
Funny, You can do funny right? – Well NO, You see I think I’m a comedic genius in the same league as Stephen Fry or Peter Sellers, but alas along with my muse, funny comes and goes…. That’s if it ever really showed up in the first place.
So what are we left with?
I don’t know.
I think I’d like to be a support system for people who are, like me – trying to write (whether a book, poetry, short or even a blog). I don’t want to preach to you about what way you should do these things because I think you can find your own way and as an unpublished nobody – who would care?.
Of course I am still going to talk about my writing – This Blog is a big part of that.
So I guess, I am saying…
Feel free to dip in and out or ignore me completely. I like discussions and debate. I will put controversial titles up occasionally that I think you might be interested in and want to talk about? I guess that’s just it, I think my blog wants to be more about you than me. Because frankly, I’m really bloody nosy and love hearing from you.
So I’m off to re-write the ABOUT page. As always, feel free to comment.