Well, that’s a bit of a cheat. I created the blog back in 2010, wrote a few scattered posts, and then abandoned it. It came to life again as the result of my participation in a “platform” challenge in April 2011. During that challenge created by Robert Lee Brewer, I learned a lot about social media and blogging in general and met many kindred souls.
I began the “new, improved” Writerly Life blog with the idea that it would be about what the tag line says: the writing life–how I was/am living it–and writing craft. But over the past year, the blog seems to have gone in a different direction. My posts have moved toward more memoir and personal narrative than writing advice.
So as I approach the blog’s birthday, I’m thinking about change and direction: Is it time for a new look? Maybe a new title and/or tag line? Should this space be primarily a “writer” site that deals with writing craft and issues? Or should it be a place for memoir and reflection? A mash-up of both? The memoirs and reflective essays often tend to tie in with my writing life, so there is that.
I would love to know where you think The Writerly Life should go from here. I hope you’ll participate in the poll below. If I haven’t covered a suggestion you’d like to make or if you’d like to elaborate, please leave a comment.
The blog is for you, you know. Help me re-establish its identity.