Sunday, February 15, 2015

New, Party Plans, and Did You See?

New
I'm trying a new banner and name. What do you think? Too serious? Anyone get the old Winnie-the-Pooh reference in the old name "Tyrean's Writing Spot?" Is "Everyday Writer" okay? 

Party Plans
My Blogaversary party plans for April 30th are slowly coming together in my head. Four things are for certain:
1. It will be April 30th.
2. Somehow, in some tiny way, it will tie into the end of A to Z.
3. Encouragement/Unexpected Blessings/Connections will be the theme. Wait, didn't I just name 3? Yes, still deliberating and trying to figure out how to put them all together.
4. Giveaways will happen: ebooks, and . . . well, I'm not sure what else. Virtual chocolate? Editorial help? Despite my rampant typos, I do teach writing classes and can spot grammar errors in other writers' work.

Did You See?
I had a guest post at M.J. Joachim's Writing Tips about being an Every Day Writer. It didn't get a lot of loving, so I would really appreciate a late stop-by, if you have time. :)

And Thank You for all the awesome bloggers and tweeters who gave my newest book, A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts a shout-out! You rock!


So, what do you think about the New Look or the Party Plans? Any suggestions?

Oh, and I have a new "Guest Policy" page. If you would like to look that over and send me e-mail suggestions, that would be great, too. 


37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like your guest policy! I should implement more of that into mine.
New banner is good.
Did I miss your guest post? Will go check...

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex! You are so sweet! And you never miss a post, no need to check that. :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I think I used your new banner on my "Celebrate the small things" post, regarding winning your book. It's very attractive, and professional looking. (Blue and orange are opposite on the color wheel... I see the unpainted part o the pencil had orange tones. Also Purple and yellow are opposites... your background contains a purple tone, viola`... perfect color harmonies.)

Have a great week. (smile)

Julia said...

I've just popped over to the guest post: nice! Like your new banner.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I like your new banner. And the good thing about banners is that you can change them when you want. And your party ideas sound fun. Chocolate is always a great gift ideea.

SA Larsenッ said...

I really like your tagline: "Never a day..." I love your A to Z theme! Very inspiring. Unfortunately I won't be participating this year, but I look forward to reading your posts!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Dixie! Thanks for that huge mention, and thanks for your thoughts on the banner! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Julia!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Natalie! I'll work on the chocolate angle . . . now, to send it via mail . . .

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, SA! I appreciate it!

Stephen Tremp said...

Change is good. I need to come up with a new banner. Just have to sit down and do it. Now off to your guest blog and help spread the love.

Shelley Sly said...

How exciting that you're planning a Blogaversary party! Sounds like fun!

I'll hop over to your guest post now. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Stephen!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Shelley!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Great header! It looks very professional. And I'm impressed by your Blogaversary planning. I don't even know when mine *is* let alone planning something big for it. You have my admiration. Hope the party goes well!

cleemckenzie said...

It seems like you're doing a bit of tidying up here, Tyrean. Good for you.

Karen Lange said...

I like the new title and tag line! Very professional, yet down to earth too. Your blogoversary sounds fun and exciting. Congrats on the milestone! Planning one of my own for March, and am working out the details too (sort of...lol). Will hop over and check out your post. :)

Jay Noel said...

Virtual chocolate? So how does that work? I'm pretty interested!

Hope your planning goes well. My 10th year is coming up this summer, and I want to plan something big too. So I'm hoping to glean some good ideas from all of you.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Caryn! I let my blogaversary go for a few years now, but I looked it up by going back to my first post . . . or at least the first one still dangling in my past post section.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! I keep swimming/working at it. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Karen! I appreciate your view on this - you put a lot of thoughtfulness into blogging.

Tyrean Martinson said...

LOL - I know, right? Chocolate without calories but with all the taste . . . that would be some good, virtual chocolate.
Wow! Ten years . . . I'm totally impressed, Jay!

L.G. Smith said...

Yeah, I noticed that banner right off. Love it. Definitely says WRITER HERE. :D

And thanks for stopping by my site. And I may show up in your blog roll again soon. :P

Lynda R Young said...

I like virtual chocolate... yummy but doesn't go to the hips ;)
Will pop on over...

Christine Rains said...

Sharp new banner! I really like it. Sounds like your party plans are coming together. :) I hope you're having a good start to the week.

Stephanie Faris said...

Love the banner!!! The name is perfect. I'll go check out your guest blog.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, L.G.! I look forward to your posts! I miss them and you. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Lynda!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Christine! Yesterday was a lazy, spend lots of time fiddling day . . .and today, I have to get to serious work.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

Sherry Ellis said...

New banner is good. I didn't see your guest post. I'll pop over and check it out.

Michelle Wallace said...

I like the new look!
And I've just returned from M.J's blog... great post!

I have A Jumble Of 500+ Writing Prompts on my Kindle. Thank you once again.
By nature, I'm a 'prompt writer'. Good use WILL be made of those prompts.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I like it! Love the everyday a new line. Love it.

Bish Denham said...

As this is, I believe, the first time I've visited, I have nothing to compare it to. That said, I think it's just fine and that your party plans sound marvelous!

Jack said...

I like the new title, and the new head...picture. I just forgot what those are called.

I hope the blog party goes well!! I will try and remember the date and drop back by...of course, I will return before then as well 8-D

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats on the anniversary and that's a motivating title!

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

The new title is awesome. I didn't get the Pooh reference