.. And welcome to the first post of this new blog!
Some of you may remember my previous blog, which I wrote dutifully for six years. When I quit that, about a year and a half ago, I did not want to look at another WordPress dashboard ever again. (For those of you who don’t know, that’s the “backstage” portion of the blog, where the actual writing and designing of the blog happens.) Indeed, the very sight of a WordPress dashboard was enough to give me instant hives and send me bolting for the hills. Yep. It was that bad. I had overdosed on blogging.
And yet … less than two years later, here I am.
The thing was, I kinda missed blogging. Social media like Facebook and Twitter are great, but it’s a lot harder to have a voice. As in, a proper writing voice. The muse doesn’t often come over you when you’re writing a status or a tweet. It does so much more frequently when you’re writing a blog post. (And FAR MORE frequently when you’re writing a book. But that’s another story.)
So, for a while now, my fingers have been itching to start blogging again. And it’s not a modest, manageable kind of itching. My head is literally exploding with ideas. Far more ideas than my limited time space will allow me to indulge in, probably. But this is a start.
My previous blog was about Iceland, one of my passions. This blog will be about a different passion, one that I’m becoming increasingly enamored with: social media and e-publishing. At the moment, I am completely fascinated with the shifting paradigm in publishing in general, most notably through the rise and rise of Amazon and the vast, new opportunities opening up in e-publishing. And social media as a tool for marketing and publicity continues to astonish and amaze – though it must be done right. That is something I would also like to explore on this blog.
In my quest for manageability, I plan to commit to weekly updates, at least at the outset. I may update more frequently, if the spirit moves me (and it WILL, although whether I will allow that to translate into a post is a different matter), but basically, once a week will be my rule of thumb. Please sign up below if you would like to receive updates via email. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!