Monday, October 18, 2010

Oct. 18

It is amazing to me how quickly the weeks go by. Tomorrow it will be time again to write the weekly craft blog. I've been doing it for years and I'm no longer certain I have 52 craft subjects in me a year. I do some reviews of books and movies, but with my MA homework taking up most of the time I don't get a lot of good reading or movie watching done. Perhaps I'll close that blog down at the first of the year. I know other bloggers have authors and friends blog on certain dates-it helps the authors to get the word out on their books (blog tours) and keeps the blogger from figuring out what the heck a reader wants for 52 or more times out of the year. Magazines have calendars for what their monthly subjects are to keep their readers engaged. But then again they are monthly features with 12 ideas a year. Still they tend to recycle the information with a new face in front of it. How many times have you seen some celebrity give fitness or diet tips? How many times are their also pictures of gorgeous desserts and recipes included? :D
Blogger friends- what do you think? How do you come up with topics to keep readers coming back?


  1. Nancy, like you, I finally started to run out of ideas, which is why I reduced my weekly blogging.

  2. I ran out of ideas, so I decided to interview a few people. I sent out a call for interviews at two loops (yeah, only two) and got back over 60 responces. Now I'm stuck doing interviews 2 times a week until Next May. Actually, it's really not that bad. I'm meeting lots of interesting people; it was just really overwhelming there for a week or so, trying to organize and file and respond to everyone...all at once.

  3. Wow- L. Diane, I get it. You want to provide good content.
    Linda~ There must be a real need for more blogs that showcase authors and their books. The trick to that is developing a large enough audience to make it worth the authors trouble. The other problem is will you lose your own author identity? Which is what you started the blog for in the first place. hmmm. All good things to think about.
    Thanks for the great input!