Monday, February 16, 2009

New Blog

I have time for just a quick note tonight, because I've spent the past two hours creating a new blog. As expected, I've spent much of that time praising Blogger for the ease of setting up a feature-rich blog, interspersed with occasional exclamations of frustration with the template's limitations.

Why can't I interact with all that grey space?! Why can't I add my own image right there, without developing a whole custom template?

Anyway, I'm relatively happy with my new blog, and I'll be even happier with it once Blogger adds a new feature whereby I can publish a post to two different blogs simultaneously.

This is because I have 9 blogs. Nine. NINE. Most are hidden, some are pseudonymous. And I don't update them all regularly. Even so, maintaining the ones I do work on takes time I can ill afford.

The purpose of the new blog is to be a writing blog. Now, I obviously write a lot about writing here. And I expect to continue to do so. In fact, for the time being at least, this will continue to be my main blog, where I continue to post 5 days a week on all manner of topics.

But some of this stuff isn't really . . . professional. So I have a new blog that's basically just the reading and writing posts from this blog. Nothing original, so far. But as I prepare to go out there as a writer, I figured I'd better start baby-stepping toward professionalism. But not here! Here I'm just as unprofessional as ever.

Bearing in mind, as I always do, that my mother-in-law reads this blog, so it's not like I'm suddenly going to start talking about sex in graphic detail. Ah-hem.

So, anyway, if you're SO OVER hearing me lecture about politics and rant about potty accidents, feel free let me know if you'd rather Follow or Subscribe or Link to the writing blog instead of this one.
To Clarify: the new writing blog is just the reading/writing posts from Houdini for now, not new/separate/different content.


RobMonroe said...

Are you kidding? I know that Carol reads so I don't mention sex in ANY detail. :o) (hi Carol!)

I am a huge fan of Blogger and will say that I have started blogs on other sites and found even the frustrations to be pretty minor with Blogger!

Emily Cross said...

Hi SarahLynn (beautiful name btw)

I've started up a writers community forum, where writers who blog or have online presence can meet up, chat and vent about their experiences of both the writing world and life in general.

I'd really appreciate it if you could drop in and have a look.



heres the link:

D.A. Riser said...

I'm for the writing blog. Just let me know where.

brooke said...

me too considering we're in the same place in our writing careers (though different kind of writing) - i'd like to read the writing blog.


Sarahlynn said...

Rob, I've considered and rejected a few humorous responses to your comment with regard to the existence of your daughter and so forth but have decide to just chuckle and let it go. ;)

Emily, thanks! I'll stop by.

D.A. and Brooke, I've sent you the link.

And, just to clarify, all the the posts from the writing blog will be here, also. It's just that the non-writing posts will NOT be there. Cheers!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Ok, whew! After reading all the clarifications, I'll just stay here!

Sarahlynn said...

Sorry. Based on emails, I think there was a little confusion. :)

Kathy G said...

NINE blogs?!? How do you find time to do anything else?

I shut down my original blog after a year and started fresh with a new one. I used Blogger for both. It was easier the second time; there were more options and the add-ins seemed more intuitive.

Sarahlynn said...

Kathy, well, I only work regularly on about 3 of them, and the others are more occasional. Still . . . sometimes it really does feel more like work than fun.

I agree; Blogger gets better and easier all the time!