A whole new way to keep in touch, yeah?
I am a self-professed nerd. Not as bad as I used to be, though. These days I’m far less into building my own computers and switching things around every time some new gadget or software comes along. No, these days I’m more willing to let that pass me by, but old habits die hard. I still find things that are new and shiny and must try them out. I think that’s why blogging has caught my fancy. Except, I fancy it for perhaps different reasons than my fellow authors here. Oh, it’s a fascinating tool for promotion, one that I happen to find enjoyable on both sides of the post, but I’m even more intrigued by the site itself. What’s there? What does it all do? How does it all link together? Can you find it on Google? How many people have visited? Why have they visited? These are my questions.
Perhaps that’s why I volunteered to be the webmistress. The idea of an author blog was bandied around MLR for awhile and I suddenly thought “well, why not?”. I don’t do terribly much tweaking to my own site anymore. That’s a working site and needs to stay working. The tweaks there are relatively small and most of what I do is news and maintenance. But a brand new site can be so much fun. So much play (well, for me). And the gorgeous artwork that MLR provided for me to work with was a treat, since I’m also somewhat graphically minded.
But now the bulk of that initial fun is done, as it must always be. The site is live and out for people to visit. I think it came out rather well, visually and navigationally speaking. Now comes the real test. It’s left up to our authors to bring interested readers and for you, the readers, to see if you like it or not. I hope that you do and that you come by often!