Saturday, February 4, 2012
Trying to Figure Out a Tagline & Beginning a Journey
Sometimes I struggle with blogging and things like taglines because I think deep down I fear I don’t really know who I am. How am I supposed to blog if I’m still discovering myself, still fortifying my beliefs? I don’t want to make the mistake of going off on a rant only to discover six months later that I was an idiot with little knowledge of the facts.
I’m self-critical. But then, if I didn’t grow up as the “outsider”, as the “observer” then I wouldn’t be a writer. If growing up I felt I fit in, I would have an entirely different perspective. So here I am, kind of a mess, but a better writer for it. *crosses fingers* But that makes writing blogs very difficult.
And it makes finding a tagline even harder. I know I’m supposed to find a tagline that defines my brand. I could tell you what I want to accomplish. I want to write fantasy romance. What is fantasy romance? I pretty much consider it a romance set in an alternate realm. I like to socially construct worlds and institute structures of power. I like to world build. But I love romance. So I want to write romances, set in alternate realms, with engaging characters, complicated worlds and intense conflict. I want to enchant and provoke. Enthrall and enthuse. But I won’t be doing that without producing the best possible books.
So I’ll get back to writing. I’ll blog in the pursuit of finding out who I am. I’m much better at writing other people than I am at analyzing myself. I only ask for a little benefit of the doubt. Trust that I’m muddying my way through the swamp of self-discovery. I will be honest, thoughtful and possibly naïve. But then, if I wasn’t a little bit of everything, I wouldn’t be a very effective writer.
I'll be coming up with a schedule. I already have several authors scheduled for posting about their Best Book for Mondays. The posts I've seen by the guests so far are fantastic. I'll also have a designated fantasy day. I'm thinking Wednesdays. But I haven't quite figured it out yet. I'm open to suggestions.
This is my long way of introducing my new tagline. After wrestling with creating a blog button, I finally finished one! I will never tell anyone how many hours the blog button construction took. Except my husband who helped me and suffered through the event.
Share The Spell!
Thanks for allowing me to share my new tagline.
Now I'm wondering what you've learned. What do you think about blogging? Feel free to share your blog link in the comments and tell us what you hope to accomplish with your blog.