I have two main blogs – this one, the one I call my “writing blog,” and another that is more about the things going on in my life, and the fun things I do. With dreams of being a published writer, I felt it was important to start blogging as a writer, connecting with other writer-bloggers, as well as agent-bloggers. Knowing, or I guess more hoping, that my name would one day be known to people who read my books, who would also read my blog, I started blogging here.
At the same time, I had a life, a life removed from writing. I wanted a little more anonymity in my life than my writing blog allowed. And I figured that while some people would be interested in both my writing life and my non-writing life, most wouldn’t be. Blogging is all about niche, right? You must have a niche. My writing blog was obviously in the writing niche. My life blog was in the me niche.
But I’ve been absolutely awful at keeping up with blogging. I have dry spells in blogging, like I’m sure everyone does. I sometimes have ideas that I think should be cross-posted. I sometimes have ideas that don’t really fit either. I’m often so frozen with indecision that I do nothing. That’s usually when I have a blog lapse.
So when I saw this blog post by Kristen Lamb, I thought a lot about it. The part that really struck me was, it’s the “interests other than writing that are going to connect with readers.” She goes on to say, “Readers don’t give a flying squirrel’s butt about three-act structure, Create Space, or the future of publishing…”
Well, duh. No really, DUH! She’s exactly right! I was using my “writing blog” only to connect with other writers, not to connect with future readers. So, then, what’s the point?
There is no point, obviously. My friends and family, who I primarily write my “life” blog for (although I love anyone who stops in!) will probably also read my “writing” blog. Very possibly, people who stop into one blog will be interested in the other. Not every post, of course, but some.
I cook. I sew. I travel. I write. I take photos. I’m an American ex-pat. I’m interested in the world around me. I try to embrace life. And I’m often inspired. If any of these interest you, please visit me over at http://embracelifebeinspired.wordpress.com/
I’ve officially migrated all posts on this blog to my other one, and will be posting only on that blog going forward. There will be no new posts on this blog. To those who have read my blog and subscribed, thank you so much, and I hope to see you again over on my other blog!