"It was my aunt who decided to give me to the dragon."
A First Line Trivia Quote
Name the book in the comments.
(Answer will be given at the end of this post due to timing issues)
Last week's quote and answer:
"I've watched through his eyes. I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. Or at least as close as we're going to get."
from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, his co-hosts, and those who run the IWSG website and facebook page.
Lately, I've been concerned about content and time management.
To me, these two topics are intertwined and filling me with questions like these:
Is my content good enough?
Is my content good enough that I'm using my time wisely when creating it for my blog?
Does my content encourage others?
Does my content help others get to know me?
Does my content lead others to want to read my books?
On the other side of that, does my content sound too "sales-ey?"
While I think these are good questions to reflect on, I have often come up with this answer:
"Agh." (Charlie Brown, Peanuts reference)
And after several days of thinking over these questions, I decided I needed a plan.
Here is the plan to answer my questions:
1. Read over my past posts and look for the ones that I like best.
2. Ask myself why I like those posts and write that down.
3. Reflect on posts I like by other bloggers.
4. Make a list of content areas I would like to post about on my blog.
5. Make a list of posts that I could re-post or re-visit anew.
6. Look at length of posts. Which ones are too long and which ones are just right?
7. Make a list of upcoming posts for the next three months based on all my research. Then, after a season of planned posts, reflect back on that.
Do you ever worry/reflect over blog content?
And, how do you plan your posts?
First Line Quote this week is from:
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
(highly recommended for MG and YA fantasy readers)