Welcome to my new little place on the internet. I’d been toying with the idea of having my own domain and website for awhile, but decided to set up a free blogger account to learn what works and what doesn’t. What tipped me over the edge was blogger cracking the shits and doing something really weird, like losing my header (even though in the previews it exists) and sending out a post that was 12 months old as if I’d just posted it.
While having that free blog was a great learning experience, the one thing I discovered was that I am crap at sticking to topics, and just as bad at getting content out regularly.
So with that in mind, this shiny new website will be primarily a landing spot for readers and anyone else who’s interested to check out who I am and what I do. My intention is to update it intermittently, especially since I really need to stop procrastinating and start getting some work out for you guys to actually buy.
If you’ve ever checked out my old blog (here), you’ll notice a few little things that will be different on this one.
Firstly, I’ve set up a mailing list, which you can sign up for using the form on the right, and I’ll use that to let subscribers know about stuff before I announce it on here. There’ll also be subscriber-only competitions and opportunities to get books before they’re released. The intention is to email quarterly at the least, monthly at the most, but really only when there’s news to share, or I’m excited about something I’ve discovered or written that I think subscribers will like.
Secondly, I’m playing around with podcasting at the moment as a substitute for written posts, and will make a decision in 2014 on whether to pursue that or not. I’m really excited about it, because I love talking, and I quite often find myself talking into the blank stares of family and friends, so talking to a screen shouldn’t be any different.
Lastly, the look of the site will change over the next few months until I find a theme and widgets etc that I’m happy with.
If you have any thoughts on what you’d like to see on the site, or any questions you’d like me to talk about in a post, please don’t hesitate to comment on here, or send me an email to selena at srsilcox dot com
(As an aside, does writing your email like that even work for stopping spammers from getting hold of it or have their programs gotten smarter?)
So, again, welcome to the new site, and please stop by every now and then to catch up, or join the list.
Congratulations on your new shiny blog. Looking forward to reading more here in the near and far future. I may already be on your list, but I’m signing up again, just in case.