So, I think I may have made a mistake. A blogging mistake. Maybe…
When I started this blog, I was motivated by the fact that I was ‘coming out of the closet’, so to speak. I was throwing the covers off my head and telling the world, ‘hey, I’m a writer, I’m going to publish a book, get used to it.’ Naturally, that gave birth to, well, a writing blog… and that’s where I may have gone wrong.
Obviously, I love writing, I love talking about writing, I love teaching people new things about writing. I have a no nonsense approach that people seem to like. I’m honest. I’m occasionally funny.
But writing isn’t all I do.
I’m stuck at a crossroad, and I’d like to hear your opinions: what should happen to 21st Century Author? While on one hand I love the fact that this is a dedicated writing blog, on the other I’m wondering… how long can I keep it up without burning myself out? How many writing topics can I blog about before I start saying the same thing over and over again, or, worst… I stop posting altogether?
This blog has become a bit of a side project for me. I started it because I heard over and over again ‘get a blog’. I haven’t regretted a single minute of it, but my ideas are running thin. That worries me. I don’t want to lose it.
What else worries me? Changing it up, subject-wise… becoming more diverse, and losing an audience I’ve worked hard to attain.
If I did change it up, I wouldn’t stop blogging about writing altogether. Honestly, I think that would be sort of impossible for me since writing is such a huge part of my life. But it would give me free reign over what I post, whether it’s the fact that I find the X-men anti-mind reading helmet hilarious, or the fact that yes, I do know how to make a perfect Julia Child souffle (I do).
So, what do you think? What should I do? And will you stick with me if I do it…?
Starting over doesn’t sound like much fun.