More and more bloggers, it seem, are taking longer and longer breaks from both posting and hopping. Everyone must be buckling down to complete their first, second, and third novels. WOC is just around the corner, after all. That, and many agents take part of the summer off from queries, so many people are trying to get them in before that happens.
Plus, it seems with so many bloggers, perhaps many blog topics have been exhausted. That, or the bloggers are just plain exhausted. Blogging and hopping takes tons of time and energy. We've been through it, too.
So, what do those who still take time to hop want to read about?
How-to writing topics? For us, it seems, most writers we know are at the same level we are, or better, so there's a chance they're sick of those informative posts. There are also tons of published authors and agents out there who do that, too.
If people are hopping less, then I suppose posts with lots of helpful linkage may not be the right thing either.
On the topic of exhausted topics, perhaps bloggers worry about what they post about. Worry that an agent or editor will not like what they write. The content or the critiques or the discussion of WIPs gone bad, rejections, writer's block, the days gone by without writing. And should we or shouldn't we be posting snippets of work, especially snippets of work we're querying?
So what should we blog about? World news, politics, religion? (ah, no, not so much) Our daily lives? (boooring!)
Maybe we should cover current events, the facts and our opinions on it. Although, people CAN just watch or read about the news elsewhere. And
probably definitely become a lot more informed that way.
Hmmm...we could do daily tips on food or share inspirational music to write by. Or great inspirational books, poems or authors. Or, you know, funny Youtube videos.
To be honest, we like to post about almost all of the above, but we're curious what you most prefer to read about when you take the time to visit blogs.
What do YOU READERS think? We love that you stop by daily or occasionally. What would you like to read about when you stop at OUR blog?
We'll take requests. Think of us as your local, friendly, literary radio hosts. (except please don't pick politics, world news, or religion. Thanks)
So, what'll it be?