That’s BLOG thingie, not…um, never mind.
I just realized that Ann Stephens Romance is nearly a year old! I’m kind of excited by this, as I’ve been a lot better about posting entries here than with my first attempt at a blog. In the spirit of reviewing & revising, I’m looking at some changes down the road that I hope will make things easier for me and more interesting for readers.
Posting here about once a week works well for me and I don’t plan to change that. I’ve got to be the most boring person I know, so it’s hard to believe that anyone would want to follow my non-fictional opinions or adventures. (To those of you who stop by regularly, all I can say is bless you and thank you!!!) And for now the blog’s appearance still works for me. It’s clean and restful, which I like, and I can change the header photo to my heart’s content. Widgets may be appearing or moving around my sidebar as well. If there’s something that is more interesting or appealing to you readers, let me know!
Starting in December, I’ll categorize each week’s post ahead of time, in part to keep me on track. Selfishly, I’ll use areas I enjoy discussing, like the craft of writing, upcoming romance releases, historical hobbies or lifestyle or even a bit of background on my own books or WIPs. I might even consider a few snippets of what I’m working on if any of you are interested.
Also, I thought it would be fun to answer questions from readers periodically, so check back here to see when you can ask that burning question you’ve always had about my writing or hobbies or whatnot. Just bear in mind, you can ask…but I may decide something is too personal to answer. 😉 I don’t lay awake at night worrying about stalkers or anything, but my children are concerned that what I write might infringe on their privacy. (In other words, they’re just plain mortified that their mother writes smut and they don’t want their friends to find out about it.)
Some of the pages accessible above my header photo may change as well, depending on what readers enjoy and show interest in. I wasn’t sure about this whole ‘blog thingie’ when I began, but as it’s become part of my routine, I find it gives me a lift. What do you readers enjoy seeing when you check an author’s blog?