I started this blog with the immense hopes and dreams that every blogger has upon beginning a new adventure in life. My future was shiny and new, and full of hopes. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and what I wanted my blog to be about.
Well, I've changed.
Blogging has gone from a delight to an obsession to almost a chore. The precious gift of being able to post about your thoughts and hopefully influence the lives of others was opened far too soon. The money was spent too quickly, you could say. I went from blogging a few days a week to blogging almost twice a day. I took the gift and filled myself with it; I ate the cake barely before it cooled. And now the cake is gone.
As soon as the cake had been devoured, as soon as my blogging rush was over, I felt... empty. Unmotiovated. I didn't really care to blog much more, and my poor little nook in the blogging world was abandoned for a while.
I'm going to change that.
I no longer want to be posting almost twice a day, and then barely posting once a week, and then posting twice a day again. I don't want to be undependable. I want to be a constant, dependable blogger--but not an irrational one.
Here's my plan for this blog in the next year:
Book reviews, book reviews, and even more book reviews! I need to get this blog back to it's literary foundation--after all, for what other reasons did I begin Living on Literary Lane?
Scripture. My faith is strong in Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior. I need to shout it to the heavens! I don't want to be afraid to share my faith.
Photography. There is beauty in all of the Lord's creation, if we just take the time to look for it. I want to share that beauty and perhaps improve my photography skills as well.
In-depth posts that make you THINK. This topic probably already speaks for itself. But I'll still explain it. Every day, the Lord calls certain things to my brain, things worth pondering. My mission this year is to share these things with you through my blog, and hopefully encourage you to rethink and ponder certain things you always took for granted.
This is my mission for my blog this year; these are the changes that, by the grace of God, will be brought about in the little blog o' mine. It will be enjoyable at some times, and hard at others. But through it all, I want to grow closer to my Savior.
In celebration of the one year anniversary of Living on Literary Lane and the beginning of a new journey for this blog, I have a very special treat!
One of you can get the chance to be interviewed on my blog! How exciting is that? And all you have to do to enter is tell me what you like/dislike about my blog, what you would like to see on LOLL in the future, etc. I want you to be completely honest here--please don't try to "butter me up" with compliments so that you'll win. I will be using Random Number Generator to pick the winner.
Here are a few questions I'd like you to answer in your comment (you can expand upon this, if you wish). I don't want you to feel like this is simply a list of questions to answer, though--I want you to treat this as just honestly telling me how you feel. And please, don't worry about hurting my feelings. Be as honest as possible.
What are your top 3 favorite posts of mine? Your top 3 least favorite?
What type of post makes you shut down my blog and not read further?
How can I improve this blog?
What would you like to see more of on Living on Literary Lane in the next year?
Do you read my book reviews? Do you like how I write them, or do you want me to write them in more of a "1 to 5 stars" style, as opposed to my current "informal and personal" style?
Please open up your hearts and tell me how you really feel. I want to know what you like, what you dislike, and what encourages YOU.