One of the things that I am considering is how to change my weekly post. This past year, I have been sharing information on my reading, writing, and life via Monday Maunder. These posts tend to get the most interaction and most comments, so I will not be doing away with them completely. Instead, I want to change them up a bit. After much thought, I have decided to keep it simple in the changes, switching up the formatting and adding one extra category ... On Blogging. It will be here that I share any open giveaways, share some highlights or top posts from the week, or in the case of this month, share how I am doing in regards to that long list of goals. I also anticipate a change in my image art for this feature, but this is not ready yet. Until it is, I will continue to use my old image.
Without further ado, let's get to the usual weekly information . . .
I welcomed the new year reading one of my Christmas gifts, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and I am still amidst the pages. I am not sure what I am currently thinking about this book. The thought that does keep recurring as I read though is ... "Did Rowling desperately want to break herself away from Harry Potter by writing something so completely opposite?" I am a bit shocked by how drastically different it is to my favorite books!!
What are you reading this week? Have you read Casual Vacancy yet? What are your (spoiler-free) thoughts?
Of that long list of things to do on the blog, I have completed two things so far! First, I backed up the blog! This took much less time than I remembered and I really need to do it more often. Second, I have re-worked this weekly feature post. I have a lot more to do, but I've made a good start!
And for those wondering, my weekly top post .... Hello 2013!
Are you currently working to improve your blog? What was your weekly top post?
As I work on starting fresh on the website, my writing will be minimal; however, I do hope to journal at least a few days a week this month. When it comes to journaling, I love to write to prompts. I have been known to write after being inspired by quotes from TV, song lyrics, and I even subscribe to Mama Kat's Writing Prompt Weekly Emails.
I know that I have asked this before, but I love to hear all about journaling ... Do you journal? What do you write about? What inspires you?
The biggest news this week was that my son had a birthday! He decided to have a sleepover with three of his friends, sleep in the tent downstairs, play video games, eat pizza, and build with Legos. He had an absolute blast, but I ended the weekend being more tired than I started it! I think I needed an extra day just to sleep!!
Other good news this week (in no particular order) ... Kids returned to school, so that means we can return to our routine, including nightly storytime! A good friend welcomed another beautiful child into the world! And, the computer that crashed last month ended up on our doorstep this morning, fresh from being repaired! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is truly repaired and we can finally determine how much we truly lost/saved.
What good things happened to you this week?
What do you think about the new format?!? Yea or nay?!?