Bloggers, when was the last time you gave your blog an audit? If you've been following my monthly goals, you'll be aware that I've been "updating" my older blog posts. This has been a mammoth of a task as I had around 400 posts I wanted to go back through and check. While this seems like the behaviour of a crazy person, I assure you it was important.
Do you love every book you've ever read? My guess is, not. You may, like me, not even love every book by your favourite author! And that's okay (no matter how guilty I sometimes feel about that). It's important to remember that you don't love every book, that not every story you read will draw you in, not every main character's journey will affect you deeply. And the same can be said for your story
Do you consider yourself a perfectionist? Do you constantly strive to do better, be better? Perfection is as elusive as quicksilver. It is the unicorn people desperately search for, claiming to see glimpses of it. Just need that little more time, more patience and finally, we'll see it, we'll reach it.
Since we are still in January, I thought I'd take this opportunity to look back over my blog and see which posts people seemed most interest in visiting. I am always working on this blog, planning content, updating old posts, adding to my ever-growing list of topics, listening to my readers requests...so I wanted to see how last year turned out. It was my best year ever for visitors and comments and I'm so thrilled about that. So I decided to have a look at which blog posts people really loved.
Today I welcome my friend and writer, Alex onto my blog, who discusses why writing is important to him. Enjoy! Big thanks to Alex for being today’s guest poster, please make sure to check out his links and details at the end of this post.
Planning out a whole year? Am I crazy? Well, perhaps. But I like to take stock of my methods and change them if they stop working for me. Now, while monthly goals and daily tasks do work, they weren't having the effect I needed for long-term goal planning. I decided I required something more drastic. *Insert dramatic music* I needed to do "Yearly Planning".
If you're looking for a new challenge to push your writing in the coming year, then I heartily recommend the 85K 90Day Writing Challenge hosted by Julie Valerie. The Challenge (technically) runs from 1st January to 31st March every year. I say technically because there are more steps throughout the year in regards to Editing, Prepping etc. It just means if you completed the challenge and wanted continued encouragement, support and advice on the following steps in your writing journey, you can use the 85K Challenge to help.
Today I welcome author Natalia Leigh onto my blog, who shares her advice on hiring an editor when you are a self-published author. Enjoy! Big thanks to Natalia for being today’s guest poster, please make sure to check out her links and details at the end of this post.
Today I welcome writer Aurora Elestren onto my blog, who shares her advice on how to write personal values in a meaningful way. Enjoy! Big thanks to Aurora for being today’s guest poster, please make sure to check out her links and details at the end of this post.
Today I welcome writer Amelia Foster onto my blog, who discusses the responsibility of writing. Enjoy! Big thanks to Amelia for being today’s guest poster, please make sure to check out her links and details at the end of this post.