Hello, lovely peeps, and happy Tuesday. These Tuesdays do roll on by far too quickly, if you ask me, especially when you have no real clue what on earth to talk about.
So I thought to myself, I know I’m not the only one who wonders what the heck to blog about. Some weeks it’s easy. You’ve come across a burning issue which you just need to talk about/address, so your fingers fly.
Other weeks, well, that’s not so easy.
I well recall the days before I was published. We are told we need a website and a blog, to create an online persona, to put yourself out there, long before you sign on the dotted line. So I did.
Yes, stop sniggering. I do occasionally do as I’m told. I’m not that bratty.
At the suggestion of a tech-savvy friend, I also purchased my domain name for my website. I did this long before, I actually used that website. I own both dorisoconnor.com and dorisoconnor.co.uk. as they are the two most common domain names.
Especially important for me as I write under my own name. If you choose your pen name you can play with it, if your chosen name is taken already. Can’t really do that with your own name.
Also when you do, make sure you have it set on auto renewal. The last thing you want to happen is for it to run out, someone else to purchase it, and leaving you without the right to use it. I’ve heard horror stories of authors letting their domain lapse, someone else snapping it up, and charging the author a fortune to get it back.
So, it made/makes sense to ensure that doesn’t happen to you.
Next step was the blog. I had no idea what I was doing, but I blogged about all sorts of things. Family, writing, of course, and any rant that I needed to get off my chest. Eventually, once I’d been actually published, I had guest authors, started to do flashes, little free reads, and of course shout any new releases from the rooftops.
Not much has changed in that regard. I still do all of that, and I try to have a post on my blog every day. Come to think of it, I very rarely post personal anecdotes on my blog anymore. Maybe I should get back to doing that.
When we adopted our rescue kitten, Lester,
his fosterer suggested I should start a blog just for him, and I’ve been giving it some serious thought, lately. Especially as we have another kitten arriving on Thursday. Little Snuggles is only 8 weeks old and simply too cute for words.
Not sure when I would fit it in, mind you. Life seems incredibly busy as it is these days, and I need to leave some time for actually writing the stories I know my readers are waiting for.
Then again, I could dedicate one day a week to kitten news on my blog I guess.
Anyhoo, that’s all from me today. A bit of a ramble, I’m afraid, but, hopefully, you find some of it helpful.
Til next week. Do stay naughty, folks.