Michaeline: Blog Recs, Or Toot Your Own Blog

A 14th century lady in a long gown who is pressing an organ key, and tooting a small horn towards her audience.

After you spend a whole morning at the keyboard, take a little time to toot your own horn. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Last week at Thanksgiving, I met a fellow writer who asked to see our blog here. I spent three days thinking it over subconsciously, and five minutes giving it some good old higher-executive thought.

It wasn’t easy. We’ve been here since 2013, and there’s been a lot of material we’ve covered. I think our main mission is covering the writing life as beginners, and most of our posts are self-reflections, and reflections of other writers’ thoughts that we’ve found helpful. But we’re more than that – we’ve also had great guest posts and interviews on the blog.

But I think the thing that I’m most proud of is when we display our story skills. The Friday Writing Sprints are a great chance to entertain ourselves and our friends. And then there are the times when we post excerpts or short original stories here on the blog.

My friend texted me, and said, basically, “Hey, I’d really like to see your blog.” So I sent her a link to the beginning of Christmas Week 2016, when we write short stories and share them. You can see it here, starting with Kay’s fairy tale: https://eightladieswriting.com/2016/12/22/kay-resetting-creativity/

How about you? Where would you send people who wanted to take a look at our blog? And, if you have a blog, where would you recommend people get their first taste of it?