Saturday, January 01, 2022

Twenty Years Of "Original Content"

Archival Material
March 6, 2022 marks the twentieth anniversary of Original Content. I am going to try to observe this milestone all year by regularly (periodically?) dipping into the archives. Below you will find my very first post. Notice the quaint term "weblog" in the title. Notice that one of the blogs I mention is definitely gone now, and the other was rolled over into the NESCBWI. I wish I remembered who Jan is. I'll try to find out.


Wednesday, March 6, 2002 Not Another Self-involved Weblog?!

That's not the plan. After all, I have an entire Web site all about me, so I don't need a blog in order to talk about myself. What I do need is a way to bring original content to this site. Let's face it, author Web sites are all about self-promotion so they end up including a lot of book reviews, interviews, and other warmed over material. I want to do something more. In the past I've posted selections of works in progress, and I considered posting some "out-takes" from A Year with Butch and Spike. But who has time to read all that? So I'm trying a blog devoted to children's books, writing, maybe some stuff about writers in schools, and attending writer events. Whatever your age group, I'm directing this to you. 

I promise not to write about my weight problems or hair issues because Bridget has already done that, and, of course, I don't have weight problems or hair issues. None worth mentioning anyway. Nor will I write odes to my dead pets, though those are the only kinds of pets I have. And I'll keep things short and to the point.

Blogging links:
A List Apart
A Favorite Blog:
Jan's Weblog :This is short and to the point and the point is something I'm interested in.

I learned how to make block quotes for this project. Myself. Without ComputerGuy's assistance or even knowing about it. 

It was embarrassingly easy. I'll probably be doing it all the time now. 



tanita✿davis said...

Hah, the tech has finally... finally gotten easier... Just in time for something wholly new.
Congratulations on twenty whole years.

Gail Gauthier said...

You must not be too far behind me.