I love to blog, but I’m struggling with my blog identity here. Soon, my company is starting a blog that we hope will be really great and interactive and community-driven, and I will be writing about industry stuff there again (a bunch of posts already in the works), along with my team of colleagues. I’m really excited about it, because I’ve missed blogging about publishing–and this time it will be under someone else’s auspices, so I won’t necessarily have to get lost in the time-consuming curatorial aspects of blogging (comment moderation, daily posting, responding to emails, etc). But that blogging will be careful, thoughtful, public-face me, I’m guessing. Which means I have to figure out what this blog here is for.
I’m really interested in who is reading this blog (I know you’re there, often quiet and invisible, because my stat counter gives you away!) and what you come back for. Personal life details? Just friendly checking in? Something else?
Also, please tell me–I’ve shied away from promotional content about books I’ve edited. Although I’m dying to talk about them, I do get a little shy about what my authors will think if they start to read about me writing about them. But are you interested in books I worked on?
(Duh, how will you all possibly answer this? “No, we’re not interested”? You’re all too polite. It’s a mean loaded question to ask.)
I guess what I’m trying to say here is, I am not here on THIS blog to sell anyone anything. But book publications are the big moments in my life. I often want to share about them. What would be interesting to you to read about re: a book’s publication? Would you just be interested in knowing the title/author and I’ll leave the rest up to you to ignore or read more about? Or would something else specific be of interest to you?
If you followed me here from a previous blog–is there anything specific that you miss? E.g. ridiculous moments with my mother? (Those continue, btw. I just wasn’t sure they fit the mood over here.)
The best way to crowd-source is to ask very specific, easy-to-answer-and-elaborate-on questions. I have failed to do that here. However, your opinions are very welcome.