50 Ways to Love Your Blogger

My kids recently went through a Muppets phase, which was great for me since it’s my favorite show from childhood. I got to watch some classic episodes, like the one where Paul Simon guest stars and the muppets spend much of the show twisting the “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” song title into silly variations like, Fifty Ways to Love Your Liver.

Anyway, that has nothing to do with this post. What I’m wondering today is, what do you, dear readers, actually like to see on a blog? I know what I like, but here’s your chance to speak up and influence what kind of content I include on my revamped blog. I’m in the midst of making a weekly schedule for myself, so that if I’m experiencing blogger’s block, I can refer back to the schedule, and oh, looky here, it’s Free Book Friday, etc.

I think we’ve already established that free books are a favorite, but what else? I tend to return regularly to blogs written by people whose writing I enjoy, period. But I do know about myself that I don’t always have something profound, interesting, or funny to post on a daily basis (or, if we can judge by my old The Naked Page blog, even on a semi-yearly basis).

However, I am determined to post daily here, and I’d like to make the content worth returning regularly to check out. Are you interested in reading more about the craft of writing? How about behind-the-scenes discussions regarding my books or writing in general? Umm, what else? I think I’ve said all I can about panties, so I’m scratching that as a possible weekly topic.

As a reward for helping me out (and because I haven’t gone to the post office yet!), I’ll pick three more winners (choose any book from my backlist as a prize) from the comments I like best responding to this post. Yay. More free books.

22 comments

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  1. Dawn B.

    I don’t wish to be entered (ty for book offer already) but I find a combination of current book discussion, overall writing discussion, links to interesting articles (about Romance in general, writing in general, interviews with editors/other writers you like), and small life things (like your car, though I’m sorry for that!) are good.

    Also any hobbies you have other than writing (though I don’t know if you have the time!) like crafting or cooking or what not can be nice filler.

    Good luck, I never managed a daily update on my blog (was 100% personal and for me & friends).

  2. Hey Jamie!

    I’d like to see all of the things you mentioned. Although ITA about the panties thing, I think it’s talked out! You could give us your take on corsets, though! LOL

    Seriously, though, when I read a blog by someone I don’t know personally, I like to see what they think about things like the out of control number of reality shows on TV, or whatever pops into their mind. Just the other day in my blog, I went on a rant against an executive at a TV network who’s name I didn’t reveal because of the way he is destroying my favorite soap opera. It was what was on my mind at the moment, so it’s what I blogged about.

    Basically what I’m saying is, whatever’s on your mind, whether it be profound or mundane, write about it. As your readers and fans, we’ll enjoy it, I’m sure!

  3. Kim

    Writing tips, reviews, interviews. I love to see maybe a blog on the day that you found out you were published. The road to getting published. I am just a naturally curious person who loves to find the answers to the questions that roll around in my brain

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  4. Pat Cochran

    An occasional guest author, with information about his/her writing life, would be enjoyable. It would be a good way to ease the blog load on you and to highlight your critique
    partners/author friends. Just a suggestion!

    Pat Cochran

  5. Maureen

    A variety of topics is interesting from silly everyday stuff to what you’re working on. Also, excerpts and guests are good too.

  6. Wilma Frana

    It’s always fun to hear about any trips you’ve taken or are planning to take; and if they give you any ideas for new books.

  7. Tamara B.

    What I would love to see on your blog is maybe reviews on the books you read or your children. Comment on your favorite author and why you love reading thier books . Your name sounds Italian and I know Italians love to cook so how about some family recipes or your favorite dishes.

  8. Mel K.

    Ask specific questions. Guest bloggers. Advice for writers.
    Let creativity be rewarded. Dont ask us to post here, post there, share it, twitter, etc. for contests. Keep it simple.

  9. Sewicked

    Thinking about this, seriously.

    Insight into your day’s writing (it went well, omg writers block, spent time polishing, etc), previews, what inspires a character’s look or personality, links to articles of interest either as a reader or as a writer, and even a look back (what would you have done differently if you wrote your first book today?).

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