A Fantastic Year of Blogging: Reflections and Going Forward

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year of blogging regularly . I’m not entirely sure what clicked, but between hospital visits last year, even writing some posts while in hospital, I started writing and posting consistently. I haven’t looked back; it’s certainly been an amazing year as far as my blog is concerned.

First, I really want to say a huge thank you to all of those who have read my blog, reviews, or fiction. A huge thank you especially to my recurrent readers and followers, and those that comment and discuss with me!!

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I appreciate all of you so much!!

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Though I don’t get the chance to peruse blogs too often, in the past year, I’ve found some incredibly fun and useful ones, and more than that, I’ve met some fantastic people. I’ve mentioned some of them in past posts here and here, and I can only imagine what the next year of blogging will bring.

I’ve met amazing people, many working their way towards their own writing dreams. I’ve managed to find a supportive and wonderfully eclectic group of people as a part of my writing community.

Blogging has allowed me to learn more about my personal writing community, as well as new ones I occasionally find while stumbling around the interwebs. I’ve been able to connect with and learn about so many people, introduced to so many new perspectives, new ideas.

Learning Process

I’ve learned so much along my way this year, from transferring my blog to WordPress, to the various pages I’ve added to my site, to lessons or tips from the people I’ve met, and experiences I’ve had at each change, challenge, and steps along the way.

I’ve spent many hours reading books, finding useful sites online, and working on various posts. I try to put effort into my posts, give them some substance, because as much as I want to entertain my audience, I also want to be okay with if not proud of what I’m sharing here.

I’ve grown as a writer, editor, and as a person through all I’ve gained in the past year of blogging. I’m constantly planning and trying to make this blog better, implementing what I’ve learned, including listening to my audience, you lovely people.

There’s no telling what the next year will bring or what this blog will look like then, but I look forward to finding out.

Going Forward

On that note, as some of you may know, my blog is called Amalgamology, and as my followers and friends, or potential followers and friends, it’s important to know what you want to see more of, what interests you, what keeps you coming back?

I’ve written posts on a handful of different subjects, and have plenty of others waiting to be written in the future. I’ve written posts about awareness for causes that are personal to me such as chronic illness and abuse; I’ve suggested books to read and written book reviews (I just got a new ARC so definitely have to catch up on reviews); I’ve shared things that have inspired me, often in the form of visual art or through music; I’ve conducted and shared interviews of a couple of authors with plans to do more (message me if you’re interested 😉 ) ;I’ve also written on assorted writing related topics including tips and information about my own progress or work.

I have plenty of notes, thoughts, and desires that I cycle through when choosing a post topic, but in the end, I’m writing and sharing these posts to find others that are interested. To do that, I could use your feedback. So if you have a moment, please write a comment or send me a message with your thoughts and curiosities, about what you would like to see more of going forward!

Changes

As mentioned in a previous post  before my move, I am making some changes, the largest of which includes switching from blogging every Wednesday, to posting every other Wednesday. I have every hope that this will result in the ability to make more progress in other necessary writing areas. I have one MS to finish revising and to query, and another that needs more plotting, research, and planning before NaNoWriMo (fantasy novels involve a lot).

Also, this allows me to have open space for guest posts! I hope to have more details readily available to view on the site in the near future, but for now, please feel free to contact me to discuss a guest post possibility. I’d love to hear from you!

One more time….

Before I wrap this up and prepare for a fantastic day of crafts with my niece, I’d like to say one more GIANT

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to you all. You all rock my knee high socks! ^-^

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