A new blog,
A new year,
A new opportunity to write, to learn and hopefully to make a difference.
I originally chose the title josobservations because I envisioned this blog to be about a wide variety of issues, not just about reading and writing (although those are my favorite subjects).
There are so many things I want to write about and so little time. I get frustrated. However, when trying to decide what to write about for this blog, I decided to review my past blogging history and see if I accomplished this. Some topics explored were:
Books: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Tina Sankovitch
The Extreme Novelist by Kathryn Johnson
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
The Great Detective by Zack Dundas
Last One Home by Debbie Macomber
Why We Write, edited by Meredith Maran
Unthink, rediscover your creative genius by erik wahl
Write Small, Stylize: A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style by Mark Garvey
Spunk & Bite: A writer’s guide to punchier, more engaging language & style by Arthur Plotnik
Perfect Bound by Katherine Pickett
What Price Eden by Dean Minnich
Christmas Carroll by Carroll County Writers
|Author Tom Glenn|
Writers have featured prominently in my blogs: John Steinbeck, Jeanne Adams, Tom Glenn, Dani Pettrey, Lucia St Clair Robson, Loree Lough, Doug Norton, D L Wilson, Julie Castillo, Lois Szymanski, Laura Bowers, Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski, Mona Kirby, Fernando Quijano, B. Morrison, Jack Downs, Kerry Peresta, P J Wetzel, Betsy Riley, Alix Moore, Ally Machate and others.
My writer friends and I enjoy sharing information about writing and promoting other writers. So, many of my blogs are about communication, such as writing prompts, how to get ideas, publicity and promotion, local, state and national writing groups, writing conferences, book festivals and challenges such as Nanowrimo.
|Joelle Jarvis and Kerry Peresta at an|
Looking back, there is plenty of variety and there will be more in the future. I plan to discuss more books. Since I love to read and there are so many good books, this gives me an excuse to read even more. I think my blogs have improved and hopefully that trend will continue.
I want to write more about social issues, education, and interesting people and want to add more humor to my writing.
One of the main reasons I loved being a reporter was because of the variety. Now, this blog gives me the opportunity to write about books, events and interesting people. I find, hope you will find these interesting and enjoyable.
I welcome questions, comments and suggestions for future blogs.