Blog Post Inspiration

With the new life in UK changes have been made to my life. I am no longer a full-time writer with time on her hands. I am a full-time carer with a time slot for writing. Blog posts do not jump out at me as they once did.

Today I have made it clear that it is a writing day, a day off for me. So far mother has only disturbed me three times, in an hour. She has to adapt to the new life, too. As does my blog. It is hit and miss with interesting posts. One thing I am enjoying is the interviews with so many of you. Reading more about other authors and their habits within the craft does not make me feel quite so untidy around my desk area, many others are equally as messy!

Recently, I read a blog post where the writer stated they were fed up of reading the same questions in interviews. Personally I am not changing my method as I enjoy reading the different answers to the same question. In time I will add a couple of new but at the moment I feel it works well. Now’s your chance, do you think I should change the questions sooner rather than later? Like the writer of the post, are you bored of the same ones, so therefore no longer read them?

Another blog post writer indicated that blogs are becoming places for authors to advertise books, and nothing else. No inspirational, informative posts are being created anymore. I admit, hands up, inspiration for writing a blog post does not come easy, but I do like to help authors promote their books so have no intention of changing my ways. It works for me. Do you have self-doubt when it comes to writing blog posts, do you worry that readers of your blog will … zzzzzzzzzzzz?

The lasted novel is picking up pace, and the New Year should see its launch. Living in the area where it is base is now becoming nerve-wracking. What if I upset folk with wrong information about the area, will they accept it is fiction?

ImageMy poor brain whizzes around with questions all day long, it is little wonder I flit from one thing to another lately. I really must settle down to one project. I have many cards made to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, the local group were so supportive of my family during dad’s dark days. They will benefit from fundraising events my knitting mother and I attend.

I look forward to reading what you feel about my interview questions, enjoy your week.


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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10 Responses to Blog Post Inspiration

  1. Glynis – Thanks for updating us on how things are gong for you since your return to the UK.. It’s hard isn’t it to manage both writing time and working time. I’m glad that you’re working out a way to do that. And you know what? I like your interview questions!

  2. Rena George says:

    It’s a big thumbs up from me too, Glynis, for your lovely interviews. It’s fascinating to read how different authors react and deal with the same set of circumstances.

    And well done you for finding any time at all to write when you have so many family commitments. Rx

  3. I enjoyed doing the interview and reading how others answered the same questions. Hope you can keep finding your way to the blogosphere! I know it can be a challenge.

  4. Everyone’s going to answer the questions differently, and that’s what makes it work.

  5. denizb33 says:

    Such a pretty card!
    Hmm, I don’t think I mind similar interview questions – after all, if I really would like to get to know an author better I’d like their answers to those questions too!

  6. Loribeth says:

    It can be really hard to find inspiration for blog posts. I had great intentions at the beginning of the year to post something three times a week. I even had a schedule and posts planned. Then when I sat down to work on them, I found myself uninspired.

    I don’t think you need to change your questions. There will always be some people who like them and other people who want something different. You can’t please everyone, and ultimately, it is your blog and the followers who you resonate with will stick around. You just have to remain true to yourself, because that’s what draws people to your blog and keeps them coming back.

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