So… yeah. The good thing about a detailed blog post title is you can cut to the chase in the post, right?!
As you guys know, I’ve been doing regular features on this blog for some time. We’ve had Movie and Mystery Monday, Song of the Week, Thursday Night Write, and the Friday Poll. Having regular features has made it easier for me to post regularly, because I’m don’t always feel like I have to be uber witty and creative to generate a post when the truth is, sometimes I’m all creatived out from my real job; writing.
That said, some of the blog features get more views than others. And let me clear; I don’t care all that much about views except where it tells me what YOU like to read. For me, this blog is about connecting and sharing information with my readers, not selling books.
But I can’t connect with you if you’re not here, right? And I want you to keep coming back, because, well, I LIKE you!
I really enjoy Song of the Week (in which you nominate songs for me to feature) and the Friday Poll (which allows me to have fun asking you guys questions both silly and serious questions in a poll format), though I suspect I’d be more consistent with the Friday Poll if I scheduled it a head of time (I don’t know abut you, but by Friday, the last thing I want is to be on my computer). Thursday Night Write is hit and miss for me. It started as a way for YOU to share your writing, but after awhile the regulars were too busy to post and I opted to a move to an Anything About Writing format for Thursday. The problem is that sometimes I have something to say about writing, and sometimes all I can think of is, “HALP!” I’ve also experimented with a Things I Love post where I’ve posted everything from gorgeous dresses to books to yoga.
Now, for some reason, I find myself having a little blogging identity crisis. I think I need at least a couple regular features to keep me blogging regularly, because the truth is, being a single mom to four teenagers and writing 3-4 books a year just doesn’t leave me a lot to work with in terms of time, creativity and enthusiasm.
But I also want to make sure you keep coming here to chat, check-in, or even just read and move along. So help me out here! What do YOU like about the blogs you frequent? What are the qualities in a blog that keep you coming back, make you check in every few days, make it part of your regular internet circuit?
Inquiring minds want to know. And if you have any ideas or suggestions for this blog, I’m all ears!