Sunday, February 12, 2006

Launching Journal Writing Tips

Launching my new Journal Writing Tips Blog! Ok - first I have to say that I have learnt so much from actually taking up blogging. I am so happy that I didn't just research blogging without taking part.

To start with I have met some of the most amazing people through blogging - and bloggers are so friendly and helpful - it is amazing.


Then I have to admit that this experience has helped me to learn that in blogging (no matter what we all try to say and think abou this) is that we DO think about who is reading and what they find interesting or we respond to what people might say in their comments - and this 'readership' does affect what we write in a blog in a way that doesn't happen in a journal (more of this in the book!).

I have been even luckier I suppose because in the New Century Note Book project (see link to survey on your right!) I have been exposed to even more opinons by people. In response to this I have set up a tips and techniques blog at http://www.blogcharm.com/journalwritingtips (lnik on your right!) and I hope that you enjoy it! It's partly my way of saying thanks to people who filled in the survey so you don't have to wait for the book for everything ... and partly so that I can clearly delineate bewteen my blogs - this one after all is about recording my writing of the book and what I am learning ...

So here goes ... yet another blog ... but what fun ...

Is blogging my new addiction?

9 comments:

Liz said...

Thanks for your comments about my space. I've also added your Journal Writing Tips blog to my list.

Keith said...

I read somewhere that there are about 80,000,000 bloggers online now. I find this staggering! How on earth are you going to "survey" that many? I bet there are thousands of new ones every day as well. Blogging for me is the challenge of designing pages, not so much the actual content.

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Hey thanks Liz ... Us "pinkie" blogs have to stay together ha ha!!! :-)

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Thanks Keith .... and good question. There are millions of blogs out there and some really excellent standards of blogs too. The best I can hope for is some keen bloggers to be happy to spare a little time to fill out a survey so I get a little 'snapshot sample' for the book ... and I have found many bloggers to be most generous about it! We're a good bunch of people I reckon!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Blogging is certainly MY new addiction! I've pretty much let all my other hobbies slide. I much prefer the creative outlet that blogging offers.

Oh, except for skipping through the park dressed as a mango. I still find time to do that.

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Hee hee ... love to know that bloggers keep up other habits to help maintain that creativity ... :-) You gotta keep your fans happy Mr Fabulous!

Rho said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. I will definitely do your survey!

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

roxyfoxy said...

You are so right ! ive just realised my blog is a cause of comments on other bloggers sites. Which could all of a sudden change the the way i have blogged for the last 98 posts.But why should i because other people judge !

Anji said...

I have enjoyed looking at your blog. You've got a big project on your hands! I've answed your questions, hope the e mail worked.