hcass Registered User
#1

I'm really getting into blogging and I'm pretty sure there has to be more than a few bloggers on this creative writing forum. SO I was thinking maybe we could have a sticky where we can promote our blogs, let everyone know when we update, that type of thing?

I love reading other people's blogs but it is difficult to find the particular type of blog that appeals to me i.e. more words less inspiration boards or pictures. I suspect the bloggers on here would be the wordy blogs so yeah, I'm hoping to read your blogs and maybe if you have any time you could have a glance at mine. And don't worry - I'm not going to put my bog name up until you say it is ok to and that we're going ahead with this. This is not a look at MY blog thread - it's a (hopefully, if it happens) look at everyone's blog thread.

Anyone else with me?

Insect Overlord Moderator
#2

I'm interested!

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hcass Registered User
#3

Thanks Insect overload, anyone else out there?

Any moderators reading that are willing to make this a sticky?

hcass Registered User
#4

D'oh! I just realised you ARE a mod. Oops - any chance of that sticky?

Any one else wanna share their blog with the world via the medium of boards?

Insect Overlord Moderator
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hcass said:
D'oh! I just realised you ARE a mod. Oops - any chance of that sticky?

Any one else wanna share their blog with the world via the medium of boards?

I'm just a regular poster on this forum. Stickies are kept fairly minimal here these days, so I'd say the best thing to do would be to get the ball rolling and give this thread a bit of content of its own.

Antilles Registered User
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hcass said:
D'oh! I just realised you ARE a mod. Oops - any chance of that sticky?

Any one else wanna share their blog with the world via the medium of boards?

I'm just a regular poster on this forum. Stickies are kept fairly minimal here these days, so I'd say the best thing to do would be to get the ball rolling and give this thread a bit of content of its own.


I thought advertising blogs in threads was frowned on?

pickarooney Moderator
#7

I don't mind the idea in its innocent form but if and when it inevitably crosses the line into one-post wonder spamtasia it will need to be locked down. You can of course exchange PMs with your blog links and discuss your findings on here if you wish.

dory Moderator
#8

We do this in the Independent Travel and it works quite well. But I'm strict one one post wonders.

hcass Registered User
#9

pickarooney said:
I don't mind the idea in its innocent form but if and when it inevitably crosses the line into one-post wonder spamtasia it will need to be locked down. You can of course exchange PMs with your blog links and discuss your findings on here if you wish.



That sounds fair enough - ok, should I start a new "Creative Writing Blog thread - New Blogs and Updates" thread or keep going with this one?

pickarooney Moderator
#10

Renamed. 25 post minimum to post a link and there needs to be some discussion in the thread. Sound fair?

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hcass Registered User
#11

Brilliant! Thank you.

Well I'll go first...

My blog is http://nuttygalwantstocomehome.blogspot.com/ it's called Nutterly Butterly. It's just about my life and things that make me laugh and make me angry. MOstly angry though. I like to think it's funny but you can tell me if I'm just fooling myself if you like.

Just wondering what type of blogs you all have and what inspires you?

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Insect Overlord Moderator
#12

I'm working on three different blogs at the moment.

Started The Diary I Always Meant To Keep three and a half years ago as an open journal. It's very personal, but I've got some great feedback from all sorts of people who I never expected would ever read it. What inspires me? Usually self-induced madness.

My current pet project is a poetry blog, updated every day for the last 45 days. The plan is to continue updating it for at least the next three months. So far I've only got feedback from friends, but it's averaging 40 visits a day so I'm pretty happy. I've also found that looking back over my old stuff has got me back into writing new material again.

Last but not least is my Irish language blog. I don't use it too often, but I've been updating it every day for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012 with the poems I've written in Irish.

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reap-a-rat Registered User
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Insect Overlord said:


My current pet project is a poetry blog, updated every day for the last 45 days. The plan is to continue updating it for at least the next three months. So far I've only got feedback from friends, but it's averaging 40 visits a day so I'm pretty happy. I've also found that looking back over my old stuff has got me back into writing new material again.


I think your poem "The Writer" is amazing!

I keep a poetry blog too. Some poems from years ago, some fairly recent. Have a few more I wrote very recently to put up there too! I don't claim to be a poet but I do like writing down my thoughts and oftentimes they come out as poems (There's one poem there that's a bit of an experiment, if anyone notices it, let me know ) http://tarareapy.wordpress.com/

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hcass Registered User
#14

Insect OL - wow! Your blog is so personal, I don't think I'd be comfortable being so honest on my blog. Very brave of you.

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Insect Overlord Moderator
#15

This thread's gone quiet again. I just posted my 60th poem, something I'm very pleased about! That's a full 2 months of blogging so far.

How about links to blogs by other writers? I know a lot of people on Boards have a lot of time for Walsho's blog. Is there anyone else like him that posters here could recommend?

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