Things have been a bit quiet here in the new year, as I started a new job. I no longer work from home for The Weather Channel, and now work for a local (Nashville) company. When working from home, I had a little extra time to work on the blog...when I needed a work break I created a blog post. With my new company, they are much more strict on internet usage. I can't login to my yahoo mail account, and blogger is blocked, too. Which means I can't login into blogger to create new posts. On top of that, I started in the middle of a big project and I'll be working 50 hour weeks through March or so. With blogger blocked and 10 hour work days, I don't have much time at all to keep up the blog. However, having run this thing for 3.5 years now, I don't want to give up on it.
All this to say I'm not yet sure what will happen with the blog. I would like to find a way to keep it going. I believe blogger lets you post to a blog via email, so I might try that. This would definitely limit the types of things I can post, but maybe it would be better than nothing. What I hope to do, if the email thing works, is to try to update the blog (via email) 3 or so times per week during my lunch. With this limited time (and posting method) my reviews will turn into more of a quick capsule review..pretty much whatever I can write in 15-20 minutes.
With the above limitations in mind, here is what I hope to post on this blog going forward:
1) Capsule (1-3 short paragraphs) reviews of the books I read.
2) The new fantasy releases weekly post would continue
3) The book deals (book bargains/sales) would continue
4) The ebook deals posts would continue
5) I will also continue to create quick posts when I find older, classic fantasy novels are newly available in ebook format (like my posts last month about Dragonlance Chronicles finally hitting ebook format)
6) General ebook news
7) Reviews of ebook software (especially Android ebook software)
8) Any tips or tricks I find for the Nook Color
9) Reviews and comments of the various online ebook stores (for example, a list of the pros & cons I've found when using Kobo, Books on Board, Barnes & Noble, the Kindle store, etc).
10) Author news
11) You will most likely not see many interviews, cover arts posts and stuff like that. Others cover that stuff better than I do already.
Note that the posts noted above would be shorter in length than some other blogs..just to convey the necessary info (though I would comment when I have something to add).
In short..the posts will be briefer, and the focus of the blog would evolve into primarily fantasy (some espionage) and ebook news. Other than the length of each post, the biggest difference you will see if the increased ebook coverage..the site had been evolving this way already.
Here's hoping I can find a way to keep the blog going with the types of posts noted above. I know some (most?) of you may not like the ebook news or ebook deal posts..but those are something I like and they don't require a lot of posting time. Plus I do think there are enough of you interested in the ebook news & ebook deals posts to warrant posting them.
I'm also open to adding other contributors to the blog, so if you are interested, and would like to contribute fantasy news, ebook news, or reviews to the blog, drop me an email..you can find my address on the top right of the blog.
Thanks once more for allowing this blog to exist for the last 3.5 years...and hopefully a little more.
Thoughts/suggestions on these changes are always welcome!