I told you my blogging plans would change within two weeks.
As much as I love writing, I also love commentary on writing, and also playing games with stories, and also teaching. This week I finally figured out how to integrate a lot of these things I love to do.
That is, I think I've figured out how to take advantage of my irregular passions, without burning out and bouncing from thing to thing. It involves going back to formal blogging, and a semi-formal blogging schedule.
It also involves publishing nonfiction.
I have often thought that I ought to collect some of the posts here into an ebook. And I have a number of nonfiction projects in folders around the hard disk. But I could never get far with them. The first quick passion would fizzle out quickly.
I realize that the reason why was my motivation.
Me: Gee, this blog is a time sink. It doesn't pay. I should stop doing it....
Entrepreneurial Self: Don't you know there is GOLD in that content! Exploit it!
Me: Well, yeah, I guess I could do that.
Entrepreneurial Self: Find a hook! Package it! Market it!
Me: It's not really "hook" sort of material. I mean, I guess this post here has a hook, but there's nothing to go with it.
Entrepreneurial Self: Then write more blog posts to go with it!
Me: Well, I don't know....
Entrepreneurial Self: Sell sell sell!
Me: I think I'll go do this other thing. You keep working on that.
That makes the blog feel like the red-headed step-child, who has to scrub the floor and sell matches in return for a bed in the cinders, but who isn't allowed in the family business (which seems to be nonprofit Performance Art). But I love this freckle-faced urchin. Why not give her a full place at the table? Her Neo-Deconstructionist Street Busking couldn't be any less worthy than Cousin Gwenivere's Hiccuping Mime act....
(For those lucky few who haven't experienced such a thing, that last line was a Performance Art joke.)
So, I intend not only to give the blog its head, but I'm going to just start publishing collections of posts that reflect the character of the blog. I will probably start with a collection of posts on Cozy Mysteries.
In the meantime: here is the new blog schedule (which might last the week):
Monday: Passion commentary series of the moment.
Tuesday: Passion commentary series of the moment, part 2.
Wednesday: Update, announcements, (or no post)
Thursday: Self-Interview of the Week (or no post)
Friday: The Writing Game
Saturday: (no post)
Sunday: Update, announcements, posting schedule.
This will, of course, evolve. For instance, I do want to start up the serial again, but I'll jump that hurdle when I come to it.
In the meantime, I'll be continuing the series on the character traits of wealth, jackassery and dominance. And this post will become the index to the series.
The Index of Proposed Posts on Characters and Wealth and Power and Stuff
This series grew and I finally decided to give it it's own post, rather than send folks to scroll around and find it here. That post is here: Index to the Characters, Money and Power series.
I'm making this up as I go along, folks.
See you in the funny papers.
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