Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Doing it all Wrong

I know I'm doing this blogging lark all wrong. I'm not trying to sell you anything. I'm not making any money by allowing third party adverts from other people trying to sell you something.  I'm not offering you the benefit of my advice based on my experience of writing - or raising kids or baking cup cakes or anything else, for that matter.

Cakes courtesy of  my sister, Alison and niece, Cara
I'm not reviewing the books I read (a lot) or the ballets and plays I see (a few). I'm not convinced that my random reflections on love, life and the universe are quite enough to build and maintain a group of followers/members. And as it's almost a month since my last post, I'm not even blogging regularly.

Flawless and the English National Ballet
So what am I doing? Well, the honest truth is that I don't know. I haven't got a clue!
I am working on it though. I definitely plan an update on me and Kevin. I will probably shout about the publication of my next book. I'm also thinking of moving the content from my website and putting it all together right here...
I'm thinking of starting all over again with a clear concept and a re-launch...
I'm thinking of... well, like I said, I'm working on it.
Just thought I'd let you know.


  1. Know what? You are one step ahead of me and my current efforts. All I've done so far is grab a new blog title. Congratulate yourself on getting this far. With pretty cakes.

  2. If you're enjoying it - then does it matter? (Please say no, as that's my excuse for the somewhat random nature of my blog!)

  3. Hmmm... blog titles - something else on my to-do list, Penny.
    And yes, I am enjoying it, Jo - so no, it probably doesn't matter.
    Thanks to both of you for the encouragement - much appreciated.

  4. You and me both, Ros. Life and fiction writing get in the way of blogging and quite rightly. I can't be bothered with the advertisements and sponsorships on my blog either. Blogging is something enjoyable to do in between writing fiction for me. It's a promotional tool but not an end in itself. It's over a month since I last did it but I know having advertisers would put pressure on me to curb my more contentious content and post more regularly even when I don't want to. Blogs are a place we should remain the boss. Don't feel guilty for that!

  5. Well I'm joining up to see how you get on... it's fab to be in at the beginning!

  6. When I combined my blog and my website my traffic leapt! it's a good idea.