Perhaps because my own blog is so untidy, riddled with contradictions and, frankly, embarassingly variable in its quality, I’ve developed a liking for to-the-point blogs or blogs that limit themselves in some way.
It’s okay not to go on forever. (Do as I say, not as I do, obviously.)
Apparently, I’m wrong about this. Blogs that limit themselves to one subject are out. Out. It’s all about the personality these days. You can blog about as disparate a set of subjects as you like and as long as, twitter-style, people like the sound of your voice, you’re golden.
Friends, I hope you’re interested in writing, ruminations about writing and the teaching of it because other than this, I have little else to offer. Blogs with similarly one-tracked-minds that I’ve found and liked recently include…
Vanessa Gebbie’s The Coward’s Journey. Vanessa has started to blog interestingly and candidly about the journey of her novel in the making – The Coward’s Tale – which recently sold to Bloomsbury and will be out soon. As a piece of promotion it works because it isn’t just a one note broadcast of what is available when and where you can buy it – it offers information, insight and experience in spades – there’s plenty that’s useful here.
Alexandra O’Toole is blogging about her experience of taking a distance learning MA in Creative Writing. I love MA blogs, and this one in particular because the writing-notwriting-despairing-about-writing-nothavingtimetowrite-can’tbebotheredwriting-scaredaboutnotwriting-readingsomethingbrilliant-writing-wordcount-notwriting cycle is disturbingly and reassuringly familiar as well as elegantly and wittily written.
That’s all. I need to empty out my feedreader of blogs I have lost interest in, so recommend me new fodder. Please.