I have stepped into the blogger’s dream. The site is set up and ready to go, there is already (plenty) of awesome content, there is even an extensive blog roll of lovely sites to peruse (see right). Heck, I even have some of those most elusive of creatures: readers. Of course, I have to keep attracting more (and keep the ones I have) but at least someone knows I’m here, according to the comments on my intro blog (p.s. Thanks for all the good wishes! I feel so welcome!).
Well, in order to fill the enormous shoes left behind by the wonderful Patrick (seriously, his feet are huge) and somehow live up to/simulate his years of blogging experience, I’ve been reading the Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. I’m a few chapters in: I’ve reached the point where I realize exactly how lucky I am not to have to start from scratch, but I haven’t quite made it to the part that tells me what to do after I follow their very informative guide about which blogging platform to select, which is obviously not applicable to me. So I’m winging it; please be patient with me.
Either way, I figured that I would give you all a brief idea of where I plan to go with the blog in the future while I hurriedly fly through the rest of the HuffPost Guide:
- As it is a bookstore blog, expect to hear about books! Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with interesting publishing industry info as well, although that is something new to me so it might take me a little while to get caught up.
- I’m also going to be hosting a lot of the author events at the store for the next month or two, so I wouldn’t be surprised if fun anecdotes from those crept in as well.
- I’ve been a Pasadena/Vromans girl almost all my life, so be sure you’ll see some coverage of interesting in-store things, as well as the area’s landmarks and events (and probably food, because I like food.)
- As I get into the swing of things, I hope to be able to provide you with interesting links, something I know Patrick did very well.
So sit back, relax, grab a banana, and let me know this: Is there something in particular that you would like to see me do with the blog? Also, please let me know if there is anything specific that Patrick did which you would like to see continue.
And last but not least… Good luck, Patrick!