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Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Road Ahead

           Halloween is here at last!  I hope that my many posts about Halloween were entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking.  I have truly enjoyed the fine comments that readers contributed over the past forty-some days of the debut of TOSSING IT OUT.  Some of the ongoing discussion has been particularly enjoyable as this has been one of the goals of my blog. 

          Now with a new month arriving, I have decided to follow some advice offered to me by fellow blogger Jennifer Hudson Taylor .   Jennifer suggested that I create a blog topic schedule so to speak so that readers will know what to expect from week to week.  Much like television viewers have favorite shows that they can expect to see at regular weekly times, I too will have a special focus for each day's posting. To follow are the general topics that will be covered and which days they will appear.

Sunday:    As I have already been doing I will sent aside Sundays for religious topics that will include Bible studies and stories about religion.  Currently the topic has been Prayer and this topic will continue for a few more weeks.  Later, I will be looking at how religion affects us today and how it has shaped us in the past.

Monday:     With NaNoWriMo a main focus for me and many others during November, Mondays will be when I give my updates on the progress of the novel that I will be writing.  Mondays will also be devoted to the art of writing, literature, and all things that might have something to do with writing.  Even if you are not a writer and never plan to be, I hope to keep the posts on these of interest and value to everyone.

Tuesday:     Some of my biggest passions involve travel and culture.  Now I'm not a world traveler by any means but I have and still do travel extensively throughout the United States and  I never get tired of this wonderful country.  One can always find someplace interesting to experience.  And by culture I mean the arts:  visual, theatrical, musical.  I might do reviews of movies, recordings, or even restaurants.   There is a lot that can be covered on these topics so Tuesdays should never be dull.

Wednesday:   Hearing about what other people are up to is of interest to almost everyone.  I enjoy feature stories about the lives of others and the interesting things that people do.  I hope that the readers here enjoy this as well.  I will be giving you stories about musicians, artists, leaders, and just regular people who might provide insight about the work they do. 

Thursday:      Do you like mental challenge?  Do you enjoy debate?  Thursdays will be when I really want to get some intelligent commentary going.  I will be offering issues and controversies or things just to ponder.  I hope we can solve some the world's big problems and answer some of the questions that we sometimes wonder about.  Well maybe not, but I hope we can have fun with friendly discourse.

Friday:     I seem to have set a trend within this blog of talking about mysterious things on Fridays.  It seems to have caught on so I plan to continue this trend.  Fridays will be when we look at unsolved mysteries of crimes and missing persons, strange phenomena, scary stories, and the plain weird-- watch out when it's Friday the Thirteenth!

Saturday:     A trend that I've already begun on Saturdays will continue.  On this day the posts may be shorter.  I will be analyzing this blog as well perhaps looking at other blogs.  Coming attractions of TOSSING IT UP will be offered.  Saturday may be a hodgepodge day--kind of like Anything Can Happen Day on the old Mickey Mouse Club (for those of you who remember that).  Surprises can be fun!  Stay tuned for Surprise Saturdays.

           I hope this will help increase readership and keep current readers coming back.  If something's not working let me know what I did wrong and how I can make it better.  If a post does work for you please jump in with a comment.  I want your feedback.  And please, if you haven't done so already, click on the follower icon on the right hand side of the page and add your name to the growing list of Birdwatchers

          Everyone have a great Halloween!  Be safe and have fun.  Toss out some good stuff to those friends and strangers who come knocking at your door tonight.  And please toss some good comments to me.  I'll keep tossing it out to you.

6 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to it. I am especially interested in the novel!

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  2. I like the idea of a structured week and was trying to do that but found myself constantly wandering away from the plan. The one thing that has been most consistent, however, has been my Colorado author Mondays. I think I'll work harder to schedule the rest of the week. I agree it's helpful to our readers.

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  3. Thank you for sharing. Blessings dear one.

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  4. Thanks for the comment, Patricia. As Jennifer Hudson Taylor pointed out "we are creatures of habit". I see that in how I approach the newspaper when I look at it, watch TV, or listen to the radio -- there are certain things that I'm interested in and I go directly there when I know the schedule. Besides being helpful to readers, I think it might be helpful to the blog composer for gaining inspiration and organizing assignments.
    Good luck.

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  5. THat looks like a really good idea. I'll have to think about that for myself, it might help me to get going a little more regularly.

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  6. Hey Ron!

    Yes I would encourge you to try it out. I think it makes the inspiration come more easily. There could be more research involved -- maybe, maybe not. But I loved the idea of the scheduled weekly posts -- it makes so much sense. I like also that I can type postings up ahead of time and post them on the day they are scheduled.
    Good Luck!

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