S.G. Browne

New Year, New Blogs, Same Me

I have trouble blogging.  Some of that has to do with the fact that if I’m writing, I’d rather be working on a story or a novel.  But another factor is that I tend to struggle with what to blog about.  Personally, I find it somewhat tedious to talk about what I’m doing or what I’m working on.  And I’ve never been one to blog just for the sake of blogging.  I prefer blogging more when I have something specific to blog about.

So to create some structure, I’m going to try something new.  It’s a little ambitious, considering I don’t usually blog more than once or twice a week, but I’m hoping this provides some fun content and audience participation.

Beginning next week, I’m going to start off with three blogs a week.

We’ll start things off with Movie Review Mondays, in which I’ll review a movie I’ve recently seen.  Preferably something that’s in the theaters.  If not, then something I’ve watched on Netflix.  And if I don’t manage to get around to watching a movie, then I’ll review a film I’ve seen before.

I’ll follow that up with Wild Card Wednesdays, which will incorporate blogs about the writing life, reprinting some past blogs I’m particularly fond of, and – here’s the audience participation part – blogging about a subject suggested by a reader.  I’ll announce those blogs the week before to give you a heads up so you can tell me what you’d like to have me blog about.

Finally, I’ll wrap things up with Fiction Fridays, which will consist of a discussion or a review of the book I’m currently reading.  Pretty simple.  And if for some reason I’m in between books, I’ll talk about another book.  Or something fictional.  Or fiction in general.  I’ll make things up.

So there you have it.  Hopefully that will keep the blog a little fresher and more entertaining.  Sound good?  Good.

The first Movie Review Monday blog post: Black Swan.

See you next week!

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4 Comments »

  1. Sounds like a good plan :) I’ve long felt like I need to do something similar on my blog, but so far I’ve not come up with a good plan. I hope this one works for you :)

    Comment by Rhonda — January 7, 2011 @ 8:09 am

  2. Thanks! At the very least it should help to keep me focused on writing some blog posts. And it’s a reason for me to see movies and read books. Not that I needed another reason…

    Comment by admin — January 7, 2011 @ 9:08 am

  3. I spent most of last year wrestling with the same problem. I’ve been a freelance writer for years, but I found myself primarily writing fiction and I didn’t want to be another writer blogging about writing. I started looking at the things that I loved and the things that I wanted to read about and I ended up coming up with something I’m calling Dreadful Droplets, a today-in-horror-history series. It’s only been about a month but, I’m having a BLAST with it. I’m getting some traffic, but to tell you the truth, I’m having so much fun with it, I honestly don’t worry about the numbers. I love all the aspects of it, from hunting down the information, to fact checking it, to putting it together and even experimenting with marketing it. Here’s hoping, you get as much joy out of your new blog plan as I have!

    Comment by Jan Kozlowski — January 7, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

  4. Thanks Jan. I did enjoy when I wrote about my Favorite Books from A to Z and when I blogged about Breathers from A to Z, but I wanted to try something that had a little more permanent structure to it. We’ll see how it goes.

    And good luck with Dreadful Droplets! That sounds like a lot of fun!

    Comment by admin — January 8, 2011 @ 9:59 am

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