This week I recently announced that I am closing my personal blog. It wasn’t a very difficult choice to make… I hadn’t made a real post in quite some time. A few months after I started this blog, I felt like I had more to say but didn’t want to say it to people coming here expecting to read about writing and books and such. I also know a few people who enjoy my sarcastic wit (har) and such but I don’t want them to wade through posts about writing to get to some inane post about… I don’t know… Kanye West. Well anyway, that blog ran its course and I am back to focusing on this blog and the content at this domain, The Sweet Escape.
Since this is my writing blog, I obviously plan to write in it. More than that, I am hoping to transform this into a place where I can bounce ideas off of other writers, post snips and get feedback, ask questions and muse about the difficult task of buckling down and getting some writing done… because as we’ve all seen in the past year… I’m not that huge of a fan of actual writing.
I’m also planning to design or locate a blog theme that says less cute and whimsy and more ‘writer with personality’. I’m always on the hunt for a new look that isn’t cluttered but is professional. I’ve tried on several looks over the last year and I’m sure I’ll try several more. I’m no WP coder or designer but I know how to find what I’m looking for. Look for some aesthetic changes to the theme here very soon.
I’m also going to try to get myself to digest more of the books I read, enough to write at least a summary review of them. I read so fast that sometimes I finish a book and think, ‘wow that was good’ but I can’t put my finger on why. The WHY is important because if I can’t do it with someone else ‘s work, I can’t do it with my own. And neither can anyone else.
2011 will be a year of new horizons. Okay maybe revisited horizons. Horizons I was heading for and then saw something shiny and got distracted but I’m headed toward them again. The only way I can make it through and be successful is to have a soft, comfortable place to land.
This place is it.