First, I want to thank my visitors for the likes, comments, and feedback you give me. I really do appreciate it! One thing I’ve been told my readers like are my poems, particularly when paired with pictures and a story. I figure most of these are actually based on memories. Therefore, most of them fit well into the newly created theme “Memory Mondays” where I share my memories with you. I actually hope to have guest bloggers share their memories from time to time too.
I’m curious what you think of this theme?
Re-occurring themes seem to garner more return readers and fans. I know that I want to keep Muse Sings eclectic, but I also wouldn’t mind themes. Another reader told me she likes my fiction, character journal, and story bite posts most. These are in line with my typical writing (as opposed to poems). For Fridays, I’m entertaining the idea of “Fiction Fridays” where I post my stories, scenes, character journals, etc.
More specifically, I’m pondering some serials. Today’s post is several hours late because I started five different stories more than once a piece. My idea was to nab a story, maybe more than one, and write a series of entries with a more “episodic” feel. Are any of you interested in this? Are there any stories already up you’d like to see expanded on as a blog series?
I promise to get more on top of the blog updates in the future. I’m going to write them the day prior now and schedule post them for the a.m. With this, if I make Fiction Fridays the day for posting a new “episode” in one of my blog fiction stories, I’m considering posting thrice a week. Is three times a week too much Muse for my readers? I was specifically considering the following:
Whatever Wednesdays (for the eclectic posts that fit neither fiction, nor memories)
I think I just want a hint more structure to my blog posting schedule, and my break from “actual” writing ends soon (I took it to distance myself from the work in order to get back to the fun). Lots of writing planned for the coming weeks. I’m curious to know what my readers think.
I think I enjoy the idea of Fiction Fridays and a few episodic-blog fiction series. Right now, I’m waffling between creating an original series, just for my blog, or making them gamefic or fanfic related. I’m leaning more toward both, actually, with an emphasis on an original series for my blog. I’m not overly concerned by the fact that, completed, I could package and sell an original fiction serial. I want my blog to have treats too! Also, if it really is good enough, I have a new “tip jar” donate button in the side bar. Maybe I could post it at the end of each original “episode” but I’m not sure I like that idea. I’m still awkward with the idea of self-promotion.
Thoughts? I’m most specifically interested in feedback from those of you familiar with all the stories and random scenes already up here. Any in particular you’d love to see made into a blog series? Anything you’d like to see me fanfic? I’m even considering writing a few fanfic episodes of TV series I like. Any of my regular readers completely dislike these ideas?
Lastly, I’ll eventually create banners to post at the top of each FF serial and provide links to previous entries at the bottom. I’ll likely also number the episodes.
Any other ideas you’d like to see (more of) here when you visit? Something I didn’t mention? Other sorts of posts you want to see more of? Any other related thoughts at all?
Also, anyone want to guest blog in the future (for any of those themes or just in general)? I’m willing to trade on this guest-blogging thing too if you’re looking for a guest blogger on your themes as well. At least, I think guest blogging works that way?
If you’re not comfortable replying in comments, feel free to e-mail me at saronai at gmail dot com.