Monday, December 20, 2010
Blog Reflections & Other Tidbits
Do you ponder and reflect on the blogging experience at the end of the year? I do. Many questions come to mind. Like, has it been a successful year? What knowledge have I gained? Who have I had the privilege of meeting? What works, and what does not?
Along those lines, I wanted to pass along two recent posts by Jennifer Brown Banks, of Pen and Prosper.
Lessons Learned shares twenty things that tie life and blogging together in different and unexpected ways.
Six Things Bloggers Owe Readers points out savvy tips to keep our blog in top form all year round.
I've learned plenty this year about blogging and writing. And the wonderful new friends I've gained, plus my fabulous existing ones - wow - what a blessing! Thanks so much for your support.
How about you? I'm interested to hear how your year has gone.
The Other Tidbits
Looking to attend a conference? This Writers Conference info site has listings of various gatherings to please most any writer. Perhaps one might be a good fit.
The 2011 National Christian Writers' California conference will be held in March. Speakers include Bonnie Calhoun, Antonio Crawford, and Kathi Macias, among others.
In need of fresh inspiration for 2011? Steven Goldsberry's article shares 17 Writing Secrets that apply to any style or genre.
I'll be teaching another Basic Boot Camp for Writers workshop, beginning January 3 over at the Coffeehouse for Writers. I invite you to come and see what great offerings the Coffeehouse is brewing for the new year.
What reflections are you pondering? What have you learned this year?
I'll be taking a break until December 30 or thereabouts, at which time I'll share a few awards and a peek at January's happenings. Enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season.
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