Monday, March 29, 2010

Let Me Ask You...

I'm going to be overhauling the blogs and website in the next few weeks, and I'm unsure what to do with this blog. It's not a blog I post to daily, because honestly, I just don't know what to write about. My writing blog I post to almost daily, as I can talk about writing forever. But here? I'm at a loss. Do you guys really care about my day to day life? Pictures of the cats? Stuff that strikes me as funny? I've never been a journal keeper, so I'm not sure what to say even if I did post daily.

I don't want to abandon the blog completely, because I like having a venue to chat with readers and let them know what's going on with me and the books. But I also don't want to bore you guys to tears with stuff no one really cares about. Since I don't think everyone who comes here wants to hear in-depth stuff about writing, it doesn't make sense to just combine the two blogs. But if this one becomes a simpler "news and the occasional event" blog, I'm okay with that. Folks can always leave comments and I read all of those, so I can still keep in touch with everyone.

So, I've put up a poll for the next two weeks to see what visitors want to hear about. You can choose as many as you want, but if you can pick the top two, that would be great, as I'd know the most important things. Feel free to expand in the comments section, or offer suggestions if I don't have it on the poll.

And hey, if you guys have ideas about stuff you'd love to see on the website, let me know. It's been up about a year now, and I've learned a lot about what I need and what readers like.

Anything I can do to make the site or blog better?

I'm all ears.


  1. I love your writing blog. It's so detailed. I've always been amazed at how you maintain two. Perhaps you could combine them and space the writing craft ones out more. Unless you have an infinite amount of craft issues to write about. (You're so amazing that you could.) Or maybe you could post on this one two to three days a week and post about future events, events you've done, what you're reading, or helpful blog article links. P.J. Hoover does a lot of that on her blog and it's interesting. I hope this helps.

  2. Thanks! I don't have an infinite amount of craft issues, but there always seems to be a new angle or way of doing things that pops up. And new folks come to the blog all the time and don't always go back to the old posts, so some repetition is probably good. But there are days when it would be a lot easier on me to post something short and fun instead of a craft post :)

  3. Mrs.Janice Hardy your coming to my school tomorrow to sign books and talk to us. Thanks for coming tomorrow

  4. Mrs.Janice Hardy you will be coming to my school tomorrow to sign books and talk to us. Thanks for coming tomorrow everyone at my school is happy about you coming in :)

  5. Great! Make sure you stop by and say hello :) (Oh, I deleted the post with your email because it's not always safe to have your email out in public on a blog. But I have it)


  6. Thanks and thank you for signing my book!!! :)

  7. You are most welcome. It was great meeting you.