Archive for the 'Housekeeping' Category

Here, but not the now

March 3, 2008

My apologies, readers (all four of you, anyway).

Life, The Universe, and all that are conspiring to put this blog on ice for the time being. As much fun as it is to write, I just don’t have the time…Also, I really want to take some time to seriously think about what I want this blog to do. The formula is lacking something.

With this post I say farewell and goodbye–farewell, of course, meaning simply that I wish you all fare well in my temporary absence, and goodbye being a contracted form of “God be with ye,” but in this case you can take that deity with or without a capital G, as you see fit.

In short, this is not the end. I’ll be back.

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First post of 2008: Goals for the new year

January 1, 2008

Whether you’re an experienced writer, a freelancer just starting out, a blogger, or a combination of these, you need goals to keep you on track. Write them down, put them in a prominent place, check up on them, whatever. For me, the most crucial part of goalsetting is just thinking about them. What’s realistic for the next year? What’s not? What’s the highest priority and why?

My goals for this blog for the upcoming year are as follows:

  1. I want to continue weekday posting, but I’d like to introduce more series and special events. I’m working on a series right now, actually, that, when finished, should take up a full week’s worth of posts (and I will be SO happy when it’s over).
  2. I want to increase my interaction with the rest of the blogging community. My blogroll is tiny but well-edited; I’d like to grow it, start commenting on others’ posts, and.. (and here we go into number three)
  3. I want to guest blog, and invite guest bloggers here. (Anyone looking for a guest blogging exchange in the upcoming weeks?)
  4. Last, if everything goes well with the blog and the freelance, maybe moving to my own host and domain is in the cards! I don’t know yet, but it should be pretty exciting.

Good luck with your own writing and blogging goals, and once again, happy 2008. (my gosh, is it that time already?)

Off this week

December 24, 2007

We’ll be back next Tuesday to ring in the new year. Happy 2008!

Tuesday’s Tools: the anti-edition

November 20, 2007

I spent all day at the DMV yesterday and all I can think of is the screwdriver I used to swap out my old plates for the new. I am officially registered in Virginia now!

Which means that I bailed on providing any useful information today. Instead, I’m going to open up the floor: What are your favorite writing tools?
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On hiatus

November 9, 2007

In the Magic Kingdom today and all of next week. Be back on the 19th!M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E