2015 – New Year, New Blog

Hi Everyone,

I’m back. Again. Writing a blog post. I have decided that my New Year’s Resolution is connecting with all of you more–my audience. I have felt a certain disconnect recently and that is because I feel as though I have been letting you all down. And, I’m sorry for that. I didn’t mean to. So, with that being said, this blog post is mostly just going to let you, my readers and audience, know what you can expect from me for this year, as I have some plans for it.

Firstly, I will be posting once a week on Sundays. When I tried posting more than once a week last year, I quickly tired out and I wasn’t able to continue blogging for long, as you have probably noticed. I don’t want to do that. I think once a week will be a manageable task for me to do and it’ll help you all keep in touch with me and the topics I post about.

Which brings me to my next item of discussion, what topics will I be posting about. Well, I have been thinking a lot about this. I have, seriously. What I post about is what I want this blog to be branded as. A part of me wanted this to be a science-fiction/fantasy blog because that is what I write about myself in my novel, The Trials of the Core. Another part of me, wants it to be a “how to write” posts dealing with “Writer’s Block” because as the URL suggests this is Writers Block Press.net. Finally, another part of me kind of wanted to do this teacher thing because I am going into the field of education. Here’s what I’ve decided…

I have decided that at this moment in my life, I am not an educator. I haven’t even done my semester in student teaching, so I shouldn’t blog about education. Not yet. Also, yes I may be a novelist, but only a solo novelist and although my second title is coming out later this year, I am not sure that I have thus earned the credentials to teach people who to write and how to conquer writer’s block. But, what I love, more than anything is anything to do with science-fiction and fantasy. I love movies in that genre. I love books in that genre. And I have been devouring that genre since I was young. So, right now, I will be blogging about that stuff.

Now, how is this going to be different than other blogs? Well, I also really considered this question at good length and I’ve decided that, yes, I’m still going to do reviews, but I’m going to try and focus on more than just that, because you can go anywhere to get a review. I want to focus more on the world that is science-fiction/fantasy. Perhaps I’ll do character analyses. Or maybe some analyses on certain words coined in the genre–I actually saw just a dictionary.com post about 10 words coined in the science-fiction genre which will be a post of mine soon enough (maybe next weeks). But, I will be doing a review (either movie or book) once a month. I would love to have suggestions on what to post about to, or, if you are a fellow blogger out there, if you’d like to guest post, let me know what you’re thinking and we can arrange something.

Anyways, that is what I wanted to preface you all with. This is just a starting post. I will get more indepth with later posts, especially in the topic that i have chosen. And as I grow in my career both as a writer and educator this blog will evolve and I hope you are all there, as my followers, to witness that change as well. If you have ideas for things you’d like me to post about in the guidelines that I have specified, please let me know in the comments and I’ll consider it for a post later on in the month!

Thanks! And consider yourselves newly informed and this blog newly revived!

2 thoughts on “2015 – New Year, New Blog

  1. Hi Michael, thank you for your very honest and straightforward blog. I came to it via your newsletter which I received in my mail today. You ask for any ideas… Well as an amateur writer and a lover of fantasy, how about this for a suggestion…..There are quite a few different types of fantasy…for example epic fantasy, urban fantasy, time travel fantasy, zombies and so on. My overall favourite is epic fantasy, I am a bit of a sucker for dragons, elves, wizards and so on. I have just completed the collection of books about dragons by Daniel Arenson which to me are brilliant. I digress though. My suggestion is that it might be interesting to ask your followers to let you know their choices where fantasy is concerned and what they consider is in the genre of fantasy in this modern age. It might lead to some interesting discussions.

    Best of luck anyway with both your blog and your own books

    Leila.

    1. Leila,

      That is a fantastic idea. I really like it. There are many many types of fantasy. Exploring each one of them would be a great idea and then providing examples and explaining how each fantasy is different than the other could lead to great discussion. I think you are on to something! Look forward to the next blog post! I may have something on this πŸ˜‰

      Mike

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