Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Years Resolution

I know it's only a few days after Thanksgiving, but I've been thinking a lot about what I want for this blog in the new year. Things have been very busy lately. My boss has been making some really newsworthy deals, and I've been working with her on projects as well as on my own. And I've made some blog promises that I have not kept. For one, I said that I'd blog about Breaking Dawn and I never did. Not that I didn't want to, but I thought it might be a conflict of interest, since, ya know, I work at the publishing company. And even though I was a fan of Twilight before I got my editorial job, I didn't want to say anything that might get me in trouble.

That's one thing that's plagued me a bit with this blog. I'm used to having a heavily filtered personal blog, where I can write about whatever I want and no one sees it unless I say so. This is a different animal for me and the fear of repurcussions has been a deterrent. So that's one thing I want to figure out for 2009 -- what do I want from this blog and what kind of content do I want to post that people will want to read. I love interacting with the children's lit blog community, but I'm not really contributing at this point. So what I want to do is revamp what I post here so that it gives people a reason to come back and read.

So what I want to ask is for those people who are still reading this to throw out some suggestions on weekly content they'd like to see here. I'll also be picking up the book
No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog, which was suggested to me by lovely agent Kate Schafer Testerman. So for those who are seeing this, don't give up on me yet. I'm still around.


Anonymous said...

I wish you could have talked about Breaking Dawn. I loved it; I loved all the books. The intense, nasty backlash seemed directed at readers as well as Stephenie Meyer, which totally messed with my book afterglow. No one wants to hear ranting screeds right after they finish a book they love.

I think publishing-blog readers are interested in the blogger's take on industry issues, books they love, how-to advice, and some little thing that lets the reader in on the blogger as a person. Moonrat loves food, her family, her friends, and books. Cheryl Klein worked hard on the Obama campaign, and blogs beautifully about how she thinks about a range of issues.

Good luck with figuring out what you want to say and how to say it.

Zoraida said...

I love making new year's resolutions.

On the top of my list is: See T.S. more <3

T.S. said...

If we hung out more, I could blog about you. "Today I hung out with YA novelist Zoraida Cordova, who rocked me sexy jesus. We pretended to be mermaids and scared bums. It was fun. Then she punched me, but I liked it."

(I promise the actual blog - and my writing skills - would be much better)