A little Reflection

I read a really useful post today on Suzie’s blog, which you can find here. It relates to the About page, and it wasn’t until I went looking for my own (to check the information is up to date), that I realised it’s no longer on the site! It somehow got lost in recent changes. A development which stems from trying to mesh my bog and author site together. Readers who select the blog section are automatically redirected here. I don’t have the technical know how to combine the two sites together – one is wordpress.org and the other wordpress.com. Besides, I quite like having the two separate.

But, on reflection, I’ve realised that they’re really not that separate after all. I predominately post about writing. At the moment that’s taking part in a number of blogging events, such as Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge, Rachael Ritchey’s #BlogBattle, and Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday, among other things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying myself. But the blog still lacks a sense of direction. At least in my opinion. So, if I could ask a few moments of your time, I have a quick poll, which will hopefully help me to decide how to proceed. I’m also considering changing the name of the blog, so your thoughts on that would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel

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27 thoughts on “A little Reflection

  1. I love hearing how writers are doing and how they got there. I’m talking about the serious ones–like you who are devoted to their writing, publishing books, trying to be the best at their craft. I’ll read posts all day long about how you mesh that with your life.

    1. Thanks, Jacqui. I enjoy those kind of posts too, and I do them occasionally, but not enough. I really appreciate the suggestion, and will incorporate this into my developments. I might also add a little humour in there because I’ve had some funny results when doing my searches – especially on the crime stuff!

  2. Hi Mel, it feel both intrusive and arrogant to make comments about your blog. You blog is yours and your alone to post what you’d like. I have two sites as well. One i write my personal stuff, things that happen to me. interviewing other authors: http://www.judithbarrow.co.uk/. The other I actually use as a notice board in my mind: http://judithbarrowblog.com/ – it gets other bloggers posts out their -I’m trying to spread the word for them. But, whenever I do write on my first site, I’l, share it over on the other. Hope that makes sense? What I’m trying to say is go with what you enjoy. And good luck.luck. Jx

    1. Thanks, Judith. I appreciate the feedback 🙂 I guess I should start reflecting on the stats more – see which posts readers enjoy and take it from there! I’m so lazy when it comes to those stats!

  3. I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big fan of your work and your blog, so I’ll be happy to come along for the journey no matter what route you take it 🙂

    Of course I love writing related posts but I also like when a blogger puts touches of humour or their own personality in there was well – which you’re great at doing.

    I think as long as you’re happy with what you’re posting and still enjoying it, that’s the most important thing 🙂

    1. Thank you, Callum. I am happy with what I’m doing, but I guess I sometimes wish the blog had more structure. That said I should just be true to who I am and trust you’ll all let me know if I go in the wrong direction! Your encouragement means a great deal.

    1. I love your style, Sue and you make an excellent point. Perhaps I should stop thinking about direction and just go with it! It’s how I approach life after all! Thanks 😀

  4. I don’t mind that you have the two sites and really, they fit seamlessly together with links between the two. As long as your headers always have way to travel back and forth, most of us wouldn’t even notice the difference. You could possibly give both pages the same “landing” page and then it would go further to give them a seamless feel? BTW, I’m so glad you’re a part of the Blog Battles, Melissa! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Rachael, that’s really useful advice. I’m glad the sites fit together. I hoped they would. And thank you – I really enjoy the Blog Battles. You’ve created a wonderfully creative, and supportive environment 😀

      1. I’m glad to hear it. I am always a little reticent to give advice to anyone because I still have so much to learn, but I always want to be helpful. Maybe I’m TOO helpful sometimes. haha The battles are meant for exactly that! ❤ THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    1. Sort of! I tried the step by step instructions for transferring my wordpress.com site over, but in the end I was afraid of making a mistake and messing everything up! I’m watching instructional videos at the moment…I’m not giving up 😀 Thanks.

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