I’ve blogged for a couple of months now, but I am still a blogging noob. I realize now that “everything except writing” might be too broad of a topic. Perhaps I should narrow my focus and target audience? However, my mind is usually all over the place, and I like the freedom of writing whatever I feel like at the moment.
As much as I love the tagline, I want my blog to be about my writing. I’d like to showcase my writing like a portfolio, promote whatever I might be working on, and I’d also like to write insightful entries about writing. And maybe I can throw in a few random posts sparingly.
So I’d like a new look. A logo, possibly a new theme, new layout, categories, etc.. Basically a huge makeover of my blog, both in appearance and content.
I’m still new to WordPress, so I’m asking you experienced WordPress bloggers for your opinions, advice, tips, or cautionary tales about running a successful blog about writing. If your blog is about your writing, or writing in general, tell me about how awesome your blog is (free promoting, as long as you actually talk about why your blog works; don’t just post a link).
What are some of your favorite blogs about writing, and what makes them good? What are some popular writing blogs, and what makes them successful? What are some good (free) themes for this kind of blog? How else can I improve the appearance/layout of this blog?
The title, Missing the Muse, is about writer’s block. It was the original theme of the blog, but writing about not writing created a paradox inside my brain. Any suggestions on the primary focus of my entries? Any links to blogs or sites with blogging tips would also be helpful.
Any other tips/advice would also be very appreciated, especially if it was legit info on how to make money by blogging.