Friday, February 25, 2011

Building a New Blog!

imageAs some of you have seen already, I’m transferring the “writing” portion of this blog to The WriteRunner. I’m looking for ideas about widgets and other things to do for it. I’ve already installed a comment system called Disqus and I’m using a new-fangled template.

My tentative launch date is March 14. I’m hoping to host a contest or blogfest or something. It also will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of my writing career. Stay tuned for details.

Another thing I’ve done is to start echoing this blog onto Open Salon. Open Salon is an amalgam of many people’s blogs, where people can vote and promote their favorite content. Check it out and let me know what you think!

As far as this blog goes, once The WriteRunner is launch, I’m going to give this blog a makeover. I’m not sure what direction it will take but I can imagine that it might become more opinionated. The original purpose of this blog was to talk about my efforts to publish Dawn’s Rise but I never finished that project.

So feel free to point out what blog features you like using. Even if it’s not a “Blogger” feature I can probably find a way to use it.


  1. Will you let me know how the Disqus works out for you? Some people have tried it and it caused loading problems, others have it and kept it.

    Have a great weekend!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. Well, change can be good. I stretch myself to accomodate :)

    I hope it all works out for you Andrew.


  3. @Jules: So far it seems okay. The issues might depend on the browser they are using.

    @Donna: It should be fine. It's something that's been on my plate forever to do, ever since I stopped working on Dawn's Rise.

  4. That's cool! Be sure to announce the big launch day. Won't spoil the fun by peeking early.

  5. Good for you for changing things up. Though I consider you a brother in arms in regards to attempting to get publish, I've always enjoyed your style, so it almost wouldn't matter the direction you took it at this point (to me, at least).
    I used to use the Poll just for a fun interactive blogging experience. I haven't done it for months, but I may reinstate it just for fun. I have more followers now so I may get more participation. Who knows?
    Good luck.
    BTW, I'm hosting a blogfest. 3/25.

  6. @Alex: I want you to look and give me ideas!

    @Spock: I've used the Poll a couple times.
    Will check out the blogfest!


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