So, you may have noticed that I changed the title of my blog to Books are Delicious. As someone who follows many blogs, I find that I am drawn to those that tell me exactly what to expect from the blog in the title. Hence the change.
But I’m conflicted.
I started this blog because I read that a successful writer needs a home base online for their work and projects in-development. Initially, I named the blog after myself because a marketing friend I consulted said that would help establish my identity as a writer. I’ve thought about this a lot and for established authors or those who have completed a book, this makes sense. This also seems right for those who have focused their blogs on writing. The problem is that I don’t want to just post about writing.
I’ve been happily blogging away about writing and reading. To me, these go hand-in-hand since I aspire to write a novel because I love novels. I also think that reading makes for better writing. So, since I post about books in addition to writing, I renamed my blog.
The trouble with this is, that I keep reading that a blog should have a focus and many of the blogs I follow are either book blogs or writer blogs. So, which am I? And is it okay to be both? And if I can be both, what should I call this crazy writing/book blog thing? Should it have my name to help establish myself as a writer or should it have a bookish name like Books are Delicious so my fellow book lovers can find me?
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