Change Ahead

After blogging three times a week, every week, for almost two years now, there is some change coming. Nothing too drastic, I promise. And hopefully, nothing as messy as switching servers.

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Should’ve known the server change was going to go about as well as finding a happy ending in Game of Thrones.

I’ve been reading up on marketing and branding, learning what I can without taking too much time from the writing itself. It’s a whole new world to me as I’ve long been buried in the hard numbers of a corporate desk jockey.

I like numbers. They are reasonable. Predictable. And after spending a little time with them, they make sense. I don’t feel the same way about marketing. At least, not yet.

In an attempt to make to at least try what the “experts” recommend, I will attempt those changes we talked about.

What are they? Well, the first thing you’ll notice in the new year is that I am going down to posting twice a week. Why? Because it gives me more time for better content, and, frankly, the numbers say not too many folks stop by for my Friday post. I get that. Especially in the summer months when there are fun things to do. Even errands are better in the summer.

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Real footage of winter by me.

I’m learning as I go here, and one thing parenthood has taught me is that books, even by “experts”, can be wrong. So very, very wrong. And contradictory.

So, if I royally mess this up. Please tell me.

If there’s something you miss, please tell me.

If there’s something you never want to see again, say man eating spiders, *eyes Jason over at Athereal Engineer* please tell me that as well.

If there’s something you’d like to see more of, please tell me. Unless, of course, that’s spiders.

 

 

 

 

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I was nominated for the the Black Cat Blue Sea award by Luisa Zambrotta. Thank you for the nomination!

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What is the Black Cat Blue Sea Award?
This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.

Rules

  1. Anybody nominated can nominate up to eight other bloggers.
  2. The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator
  3. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions
  4. If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award

Luisa’s Questions
1.If you could use only three adjective to describe yourself, which ones would you choose? This is tough, but the three I would use to describe myself are: motivated, intelligent, and soft-hearted.

2. What inspires you to write? I have written since I was in fifth grade, so about age ten. I’ve given up on it from time to time to focus on “real life”, but I always go back to it.

 
3. What is your greatest joy in life? My family.

 

My Nominees

Cecilia Kennedy – https://fixinleaksnleeksdiy.blog/

Michael Seidel – https://mwseidel.net/

Meeka’s Mind – https://acflory.wordpress.com/

Jason Abbott (even if he did post an awful spider) – https://aetherealengineer.com/

Louise Brady – https://dragonspireuk.wordpress.com/

Penny Blake – https://smithandskarry.wordpress.com/

Milly Schmidt – https://millyschmidt.com/

Thomas Weaver – https://northofandover.wordpress.com/

My Questions

I will give you the same ones Luisa gave me!

1.If you could use only three adjective to describe yourself, which ones would you choose?

2. What inspires you to write?

3. What is your greatest joy in life? My family.