If you wrote a mission statement for your blog what would it be? What are your blogging goals? In other words, why are you blogging and what do you hope to accomplish?!
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I would like for my blog to give romance a new feeling. As a romance writer I am constantly under scrutiny by writers of other genres that have a tendency to look down on romance as if it is a style of writing that is not worth reading. I admit that there are very few romance authors that I read, but I don't think the genre is to be faulted for that. It is this perception of romance that has allowed the genre to be victimized so much.
Love stories rule the world if one thinks about the origin of storytelling. Legends and folklore spoke of relationships and undying devotion to an idea beyond a person's own flesh. What would Shakespeare have been without love? I would like to tell modern stories of happiness, some in a very realistic vein. Others will delve in fantasy, folklore, and myth. But all will speak of the perceptions of romantic love in day to day life, and try to refine what was once thought to be worth dying for.
My tagline is "Always w/love" because it in essence defines how I believe day to day life should be lived. Always think in love first.
Always w/ love
I started blogging for the first time when I was unemployed, in New York City, in 2006. I have always loved books and liked the idea of doing something productive and creative while I waited for answers from employers. For a couple of years I kept up that first blog, which was hosted on MySpace, albeit less often because I began a busy job in finance. When the economy crashed, I applied to law school, and stopped blogging altogether for lack of time.
This year I began another blog, http://www.whatbookshouldireadtoday.com, after becoming the go-to book recommender for friends at law school. I began reading more in my spare time to escape from the stress of school. Now that it's spring, allergies are keeping me inside, and it's a great way to connect with other readers and get book suggestions. It also gives me pride in my love of literature and a project outside of school. I don't know if it'll ever really take off, but I'm happy with the little community of friends I've built on Twitter, blogspot and the like, and I enjoy reflecting on what I read. My hope is to have a little site where fans of good books can find one if they need a suggestion.
My goals are twofold with my blog Clean Romance Reviews.
First and foremost, I want to provide a resource of summaries and reviews of clean romance novels. So many people don't want to read about sex but still like romance stories. I want to provide a resource for people to find books that they already know are clean.
Second, I would like to earn some money doing this. But I don't really and that's okay. I do get some free books sometimes and that is fun. =D
The intro to my blog is as descriptive as I could make it:
"This blog will be the first outlet for a series of posts on issues which I have been researching over the past ten years into the intricate relations existing between a work of Science Fiction and the political ideas and theories contained in it. It will deal mostly with novels, but an occasional short story or movie might crop up."
The goal of the blog is to hear from other people and have a possibility to hear different views, to share my thoughts on the issues of science fiction and politics and have some feedback.
I hope to see you all there: Science Fiction & Political Thought
My reason for blogging: It's fun! I I'm a romance author and blogging is the main way I connect with readers. They see what I'm working on, get a feel for my personal life and communicate with me.
I have only been blogging for a few months (since Nov 10'). Initially I started my blog because I was tinkering into the freelance online writing market (which I still am),but then it began to evolve. I write a daily motivational blurb to an email audience every morning, so I usually post those on my blog. But once I discovered the wonderful world of blogging communities (Book Blogs is my favorite so far), my blog has morphed in a different direction. I have always loved words, been a reader for as long as I can remember. So blogging has given me a reading outlet, but it has also afforded me an opportunity to write. The fact that I get free books is a lovely bonus, but I still pay for books, because I feel honored to be gifted with the ability to read...and books are truly a gift.