If you think I’ve forgotten about this blog, you’re wrong. As mentioned in my last post, I was away for a week at a writing retreat. After I returned, my webmaster said she’d convert my free WordPress blog to a hosted one. She got started and then didn’t actually finish up until Friday night. So…I was waiting…and waiting…to post something.
Anyway, now the blog is up and improved, as you can see! I’m very excited. And starting tomorrow, I’m back to blogging the book about how to blog a book.
In the meantime, I’ll just mention that I’ve come across at least two new blogged books. One is a self-published book; a man blogged about his struggles with cancer and then turned those posts into a book called The Cancer Chronicles. That just goes to show you how you can repurpose your blog or actually begin blogging with the intent of self-publishing all or some of your posts. Second, I ran across an article about a man who decided to turn the worst time of his life into a better time by finding something awesome every day and blogging about it–something that most people overlook, like putting on underwear warm out of the drier, finding spare change in your pocket, and having an extra check-out lane open up at the grocery store. His blog, 1000awesomethings.com, was discovered and turned into a book called The Book of Awesome. Pretty neat, huh?
I hope that bit of news inspired you. Remember…everyone has a story to tell and some wisdom they’ve gained from their experience.–and someone out there will feel inspired, enlightened, educated, or transformed by what you write. Or maybe you have some expertise you want to share. A blog provides a great forum from which to offer your knowledge.
That’s it for now. More tomorrow.