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A New Direction

Cheryl's Musings: A New Direction

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A New Direction


First off, thanks and an apology to all you faithful readers who have been visiting my blog only to find it rather sparse on content of late. Between a flurry of deadlines and end-of-school madness and a bout of illness (pneumonia! Who gets pneumonia in sunny, gorgeous May weather?), this blog has definitely been on a downward slide.

But that slide has prompted a bit of soul-searching, the kind that almost every blog writer undergoes sooner or later. What's the purpose of this blog? Who am I trying to reach? What am I trying to provide for them?

I started this blog July 2007, almost two years ago. When I did, I envisioned it as a place to post my thoughts on the writing process--and the process of being a writer. Fine goals, those, but I think there are plenty of other writers/bloggers out there doing the same thing.

Since then, I've delved more into the blogging community. I've discovered blogs that I love, like the Shrinking Violets, targeted toward introverted writers; Yat Yee's blog, with its focus on book reviews and fostering a community of writers; and, of course, the quintessential children's writers' blog, Cynsations. I find that the blogs I keep reading are those with a focus or perspective no one else offers.

I want to do that. week this blog will set out in a new direction. Don’t worry—I’m not planning massive changes—but I want to hone my focus. It’s time to shake things up a bit!

:-) Cheryl


At May 23, 2009 at 3:10 AM , Blogger Yat-Yee said...

Thanks, Cheryl, for including my blog. I can't wait to see you're heading.

At May 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Thanks Yat-Yee--I really admire your blog :). It's a great resource, plus it makes me smile.

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm busily putting things together....

At May 23, 2009 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Heather Zundel said...

Oooh, I'm excited to see where you are gonna go with this. Looking forward to Monday Cheryl.


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