Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My 3-Year Bloggerversary!

I can scarcely believe it has been three years since I began my blog. I know, I know—the past year hardly counts given the paltry number of posts I've actually put up. But it matters to me. I have used this time to learn more about social media. I've used this time to create art (the Valentine above is an example of this.) I've used this time to write and to consider just how I want to put myself out there in the world beyond the walls of my house.

Since I want to become known as a writer I've been advised by many who probably know best to have a "writing blog"—a blog that talks about the craft of writing and publishing. A blog where I interview other authors, have guest bloggers and write reviews of books I've read. What I've discovered is that doing that feels too much like being in school and having to complete assignments I don't want to do. Don't get me wrong—I LOVE to read. I just don't like having to analyze books I've read—dissection and critique is just not my thing.

So instead, I've decided to ignore the advise of others and continue to use my blog the way I have been, only more so.

I plan to post bits and pieces of what I'm working on—short stories, memoir pieces from My B+ Life that I'm currently working on; maybe even some chapters from the novel I'm writing that has yet to find a name. I'm also going to do podcasts of these for folks who like to be read to. And I'm going to post about things I find that delight me—be they books or authors, places I've visited and products I think are particularly cool. I'm going to allow myself to think out loud here at Thought Threads and ask for feedback on things I'm mulling over. And if I feel passionate about certain issues, you may find me sounding off from time to time.

So for now, Happy Valentine's Day! I hope love finds its way into your life today and makes you smile. Thanks for hanging in here with me on this journey. I have come to think of many of you as friends even though we've never met.

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