All good things must come to an end. And my blog is one of them.
My original intent was to create a space where I could make the habit of writing regularly – a five-finger exercise intended to get me writing something, anything.
That rather quickly changed into using this space to share information I was learning about being a writer, about books I loved, and my writing friends’ successes. It changed again when I started incorporating my perspective as a children’s librarian and literacy advocate.
And it changed a third time as I changed my career from librarian to literary agent. My posts become focused on advice about querying or networking or highlighting others’ advice. More and more, I found it hard to have something to say that hadn’t been already said – often said better by someone else.
At the same time, the demands on my writing time and energy have increased. My writing habit is fully a part of my routine. Even though I don’t write every day, I write as much as I need to, if not always as much as I want to. Helping my clients and writing friends get the best from their writing is beginning to require a larger share of my time and energy – as it should be.
Changes in social media have taken their share too – I spend more time on Twitter than I ever expected. It’s a fascinating and immediate way of connecting with other bookish folks. I also realized that my author page on Facebook was languishing – and that much of what I post here, I could post there. Instead of using that page as an amplifier of my blog, I could use it as a channel for my blog.
(Without the pressure of posting weekly – I never did achieve posting twice a week.)
After my hiatus in November, I promised myself I would re-energize my blog – but as I brainstormed ways to make it more appealing and satisfying to you and to myself, I realized that a bigger change was needed.
Thank you for taking your time and energy to read “L is for Literary.” Whether you’ve been with me since it started as “Rear in Gear,” joined me during “Z is for Zampetti” phase, or have only just found me, thank you.
I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter (@leslie_zampetti) or on Facebook (@WriterLeslieZampetti). If you’re already there with me, thank you! If not, please join me. All the good things about this blog will be there. Just one less click to enjoy them!