Jennifer's Journal

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Blogging?

I was reading another author's blog this morning.  Frankly, I wish I hadn't--since she expressed such definite ideas about what should and shouldn't go into one.  Hers was directed toward dispensing information, but since the information was mainly of interest to the writing community, it seemed more on the order of an online magazine.  Which is fine, but very different from my idea of what someone interested in an author's books might care to read. 

 

So what should go into a blog?  I see it as a window into the lifestyle and thought processes of a particular creative person.  It's a little like allowing someone to read your journal, therefore the name I've given to mine.  I agree that it should not be solely an advertising vehicle for a writer's books, and shouldn't be totally self-absorbed, but after that, what?  If it doesn't contain odd thoughts, ramblings, musings, descriptions of every day life, work progress and problems, what else is there?  Well, I suppose I could do like Charles Dickens in the old days and creative a serial story, but then it would become something else again...

 

What would you like to see?  Leave me a comment and let me know?

 

4 Comments:

Blogger sue said...

I would like to know how you are
what you are up to what you are reading now what your thoughts are and how your writting is going

7:25 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Blake said...

Thanks for the feedback, Sue. You've got it!
Jennifer

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

Hi Jennifer,
IMHO your Journal is fine as it is. I really enjoy reading your musings and look forward to news about your works in progress.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Blake said...

Thanks, Sharon. I appreciate the affirmation.
Jennifer

1:38 PM  

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