Thursday, April 12, 2012

Three and Three Part 2

In my previous post I talked about three things that are proven helpful for blogs. In this post I want to do some quick speculation. I want to present to you some ideas. These are ideas I've been considering for my own blog and perhaps you shall consider them for yours as well.

#1: Reformat your blog. Change the layout. Give the reader something new to look at (besides a new post!) This idea I have read as a suggestion, but I have not seen many bloggers that do it and I don't know the benefits of it.

I can see the logic behind it, on both sides. We, as humans, like new things. Yet many of us are either slow to accept change or dislike it altogether. In my mind, I am of balanced opinion of this one. I know that I want to make some layout changes to this blog. Any suggestions? I feel that this idea is one the blogger can just judge for themselves if they want to use it.

#2:  I have been considering getting my face into the YouTube world. I am thinking about doing video reviews of books and readings of my short stories. These videos would probably hold there own page here in this blog. Any ideas on this one? Good idea? Bad idea? I probably won't do it until next school year sometime. 

#3: Podcasts! Or audio clips! I think I am more excited about this one because it is easier to do. I can just record my voice into my computer using Audacity, convert it to an audio file, and post it in my blog. Basically, I think this will be me just reading my own blog post.

I'm a little hesitant on this one though. Since this blog is angled toward writers and since writers love to read, I just don't know how practical or useful an audio version would be. I could use some feedback on this idea as well, if you would be so kind as to provide it. What do you all think about audio book reviews? Perhaps a podcast of the blog?

In reality, these ideas (apart from #1) are all rather far off. But I do like to speculate ahead of time.

Sincerely,
Joshua A. Spotts

6 comments:

  1. Since you like to read, I wondered if you might be interested in learning more about cryptic crosswords. If so, this is a link to a post I did recently on cryptic crossword clues that involve anagrams. Cryptic Crossword Clues - Anagrams

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  2. Interesting. Thanks for reading my blog. I'll check yours out.

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  3. "I know that I want to make some layout changes to this blog. Any suggestions?"

    An About Me page, either on the webs site or on the blog, would be good; I have one on mine. A Contact page may also work well. This might help you (and us) for what to add to a website. http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2012/01/promote-online-writing-publication/

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  4. " #3: Podcasts! Or audio clips! I think I am more excited about this one because it is easier to do. I can just record my voice into my computer using Audacity, convert it to an audio file, and post it in my blog. Basically, I think this will be me just reading my own blog post.

    I'm a little hesitant on this one though. Since this blog is angled toward writers and since writers love to read, I just don't know how practical or useful an audio version would be. I could use some feedback on this idea as well, if you would be so kind as to provide it. What do you all think about audio book reviews? Perhaps a podcast of the blog? "

    I'm not sure how much it would benefit you if you recorded yourself reading the blog, but I do know there are a few writing podcasts out there. Writing Excuses (www.writingexcuses.com) is the only one I know off the top of my head. They cover all sorts of different topics relating to business, editing, genres, plot, and just about anything else you can think of in the space of fifteen to twenty minutes. The podcasters of Writing Excuses also tend to be a bit funny as well.

    Check them out.

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    1. An excellent piece of feedback here, thank you. I may consider just doing a separate podcast. I will check out these Writing Excuses podcasts that you have suggested. Thank you again!

      Sincerely,
      Joshua A. Spotts

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  5. I'm not sure how my comment was "excellent" considering I quoted the first two paragraphs from your blog post, but I digress.

    -- Eldritch

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