Archive for January 6th, 2010
It’s my goal for 2010 to be more dedicated to posting on my blog. I find it easy to get all caught up in the day-to-day life things and before I know it the day is gone. Then, I scramble to find a topic. I hate that I know that about myself. So . . . it is time to stop. I vow to be more dedicated as I build the habit of blogging to the very best of my ability.
1. I want my blog to be a reflection of all that I want my life to be as a writer. I want my reader to know who I am as a writer. I want to make my readers laugh. I want to make them cry.
2. I want it (my blog) to be filled with information that other readers can say “Wow! I didn’t know that.” I want it to be stuffed with tips that are clear and concise, both in the post of my own tips as well as those from other writers that I read.
3. I want to post book reviews that will help parents and others want to share the books I’ve chosen to review.
4. I want to stretch myself as a writer with articles that stimulate and advance writers on their own personal writing journey. I feel like I would love to give new writers the same thing I’ve been given by others. It’s a “Pay-it forward” thing. By the way, that movie is one of my all-time favorites.
5. I want to share my own journey with others. I like posting about my successes and not-so successes. I want those who feel alone in their writing to know that there is a great source of support out there. Personally, I wouldn’t be writing this blog if not for the writers in my life.
6. I want to share chats on various sites, like #kidlitchat and #YAlitchat.
7. I want to include videos from experts in the field as well information on contests and challenges from other writers. It is my humble opinion that the more opportunites for a writer to grow, the more of a chances they have to make their career what they have always dreamed it would be.
Methods to accheive this include:
A. Subscribing to other writers blogs.
B. Particpating in chats that include writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers, etc. I never know what I might learn.
C. Reading books, taking courses, attending conferences are some of the ways I can hone my skills.
D. I can take risks and try new things . . . maybe it will lead me to a new passion.
E. Blogging helps me stay focus, so I can blog more.