Saturday, August 04, 2012

Your Last Post

I've been blogging for almost seven years. For those of you have been following me for a while know that blogging gave me the opportunity to write a weekly column for the lifestyle section of the local paper.
Those columns turned into a book, and now a second book that I finished formatting tonight. These blog entries are like a springboard. They give me a chance to try out ideas and see which ones resonate.
But it occurred to me tonight as I struggled to come up with a topic that in a way, you're only as good as your last blog post.
You could have written something worthy of a Pulitzer Prize last month, but for a new blog visitor who stumbles across your work, they make a decision as to whether they like what you do or not, on your last post.
Everything matters. So the flippant post I started to write tonight got the hook and I put a little more thought into what I wrote. It's probably not Pulitzer quality, but there's a nugget here and there that might persuade a new reader to dig a little deeper.

I shot yet another picture of the evening sky. I hope you don't mind.


  1. A lovely sky. And, yes, your last post keeps me coming back. :)

    Happy Sunday,

  2. Your posts are great and keep me coming back too. It's funny but blogging has led me to write a book too. I'm writing one for Smashwords based on my blog stories. I'm really excited about it.

  3. I love your snippets of reality, and that is why I keep coming back. :)

    BTW, the rumor is there's going to be a fantastic meteor shower the 12 to the 13th... now there's something to get the camera out for.

  4. So true how Every thing Matters. I love your pictures of Alabama. Please continue.. A fan from Tuscaloosa...

  5. I never thought I had much to say. Then I became a caregiver for my mother. I began to blog about it. Some said I should take those entries and write a book. I know I definitely have a story to tell and have used my blog to write about it. But write a book? That is a big big mystery to me. Any thoughts? Any place I can go to get educated on that possibility?


  6. So true. I don't feel like my last posts have been all that grand of late. This was a good word for me to read. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. The summer here in OK has been a scorcher!


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