Wednesday 19 December 2012

Poll: What Feature Should I Have? Please Vote!

I started my blog this year and have spent some time getting used to blogging. Next year, I'd like to introduce a weekly feature or two, and also to post more regularly on set days. I find it easier to follow other blogs when I know what's being posted when.

I'd also like to post something which 'gives back' to this wonderful writing community.

I therefore have a wee poll. Would any of these be of use or interest to you?

  •  Weekly or semi-regular post interviewing authors (agented, self-published, whoever will speak to me) asking how they got that break. 
  •  Poll about the craft of writing (eg plotter or pantser? 1st or 3rd person). Not to say 'this is most popular thing therefore it's best'. Just that it might be interesting to see the splits and spark off debate. 
  • Weekly 'celebrate the small achievements' post where we celebrate writing that chapter, or tidying out that cupboard! 
  • Weekly or semi-regular post where I look at what I can learn from a TV Show or Book which has taken a particular aspect of writing and done it well. 
  • Poll about something else - you suggest?

Please vote and let me know what you think in the comments? Any of these of any interest? Anything else you'd like to see?

What Feature Should I Have?


  1. I voted!
    I don't have regular topics outside of the IWSG and monthly movie preview, but at least I post on the same three days a week.

  2. fun & organized! happy new year!

  3. I think I need to come up with some kind of blogging schedule or feature too. Not sure what, though. It's getting tougher and tougher to think of post ideas. Hope you get lots of votes on one particular feature so you know what to go with! :)

  4. I've voted. Love the idea of a 'celebrate our small achievements.'

  5. Another vote for celebrating small achievements. Great way to remind each other that even the small things are worth being proud of.

  6. I voted! Great ideas! Happy Christmas and New Year, Vikki! :)

  7. I'm trying a daily topic keeps me focused, but I doubt anyone loves them or anything...hah! Good luck with your strategy and don't forget to WRITE YOUR BOOK. :)

  8. Good for you for trying to get a schedule down. I can't do the schedule thing... I've tried. haha

  9. Love the idea of celebrating achievements!

  10. Thank you everyone for your votes, that's very kind!

    Randi - looks like achievements it might be! Will have to work out what form that might take!

    Kelley - well I might go and give up but we'll see ;)

    Anita - ah yes true! The important book writing bit ;)

    Livia - thank you! Happy New Year!

    Charity - thank you, glad you like the idea.

    Suzanne - thank you, I think celebrate small achievements it is!

    Jaime - it is v. hard isn't it. Everything's been done or it's hard to think of a new angle!

    Tara - thank you happy New Year!

    Alex - I like knowing when your posts are going to be there!

    Thanks all for the votes!

  11. I love the celebrating one best. It's always a good thing to hear that good things are happening to each other.

  12. Sharon - thank you for the vote for it, that seems like a favourite ;)

  13. I'm with the others on cheering for the celebration post. I think that for a lot of writers, a little step forward needs celebrating as much as the big ones.

  14. I really like the idea of sharing what you learned from a TV show or book. I've never seen that before.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  15. Christine - I agree, nice to celebrate just getting past that tricky chapter sometimes!

    Allison - I might do this one at some point, thank you ;)


Please comment, I'd love to know what you think! :)