I have been channeling Goldilocks since starting this blog a little over two months ago. I have tried out different approaches to frequency, experimented with how I try to engage readers, and touched on all sorts of topics. I have tasted from the bowls of different blogs, I’ve tested different chairs (I’ll stop before saying that I’ve slept in different beds).
Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- This is a lot more fun than I thought it would be.
- I could do it every day.
- If I did it every day, I would never get my book written.
So, I have finally made a decision on how this thing is going to work. I plan to post twice a week from here on out, unless I can’t help myself and have something I can’t wait to share with you, like an excerpt from the book every now and then. That schedule leaves me a little bit of spaciousness. A little room to stretch and breathe. A little room to get the laundry done.
If you are already signed up for email updates, you will soon notice, probably with the next post, a sparkly new email format, brought to you by my cool techie dude and new BFF, Matt, who answered the plea for said dude that I posted on Craigslist. Now that I have a Twitter account and even signed up for Pinterest this week (do you even know what that is?), finding techie dudes on Craigslist is, like, no big deal for me.
You’ll see a few improvements on the website as well, like an easy-to-use email subscription box and pretty buttons to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (more about that in a minute) and via RSS feed. We’re still tweaking a few things, but we’re on the right track. My latest tweet is there too (which will usually be a quote from a sufficiently famous person, and not “I’m going to the bathroom now”) on the cleaned up side panel.
Let me tell you about Pinterest, which I had never heard of until a few weeks ago. It’s a rapidly growing website that works like a bulletin board for images — photos, quotes on posters, really any picture you could think of. If you are a visual person like I am, check out Pinterest. It’s just another way that people are sharing their creativity in cool and inspiring ways.
Just to give you an example of how it works, I set up three boards on Pinterest this week — one with quotes about the art of living, one with wildlife photos I took in Tanzania last summer (the source of today’s blog photo), and one with photos attached to my blog posts, which link back to the blog itself if people click on them. Groovy, huh?
I hope you like what you see and will continue reading. Let me know what you think!