On Monday evening I received a notice from Word Press that it was my blog’s anniversary, “blogaversary”. It was on November 11, 2013 that I put up my first post. My first post was awful. I thought of a blog like an online magazine with “articles” instead of as social media with “posts”.
I had no idea what I was going to do when I started. Over the years I have had many photo posts, “compassion” posts, smile posts :), posts with my original drawing and painting, music posts, personal experience posts, coffee-shares (starting in early 2014!), etc. Just a wide variety of random things. An eclectic blog.
One thing, though: three of my first ten posts were book reviews. Also in my first ten was an inspirational piece that pushed towards creativity. Between posts #10 and #15 there were three other posts about writing or creativity (total of 4 of 15) and post #15 was my first short story that I posted here. Posts 20 and 21 were also short stories. Little did I know that I would eventually post hundreds of stories, several serialized novellas and three serialized novels! OK, 3 1/2 including “Frank” ;) Continue reading →
The summer of 2013 was just coming to a close when I typed “The End” at the end of my book, ”The Fireborn”. So the next thing I needed to do was find a way to get an agent interested in the book. Every resource I looked at said, “You need a blog.” After playing around with the idea, doing another draft of the book and a bit of field research, I decided to start my blog. I already had a website, Trent’s World, so I figured I would play off of that Theme and thus “Trent’s World – The Blog” was born. I put up my first post in the evening on November 11, 2013, three years ago today.
I had no idea what made blog tick when I put up that first post. In my head I had a type of online magazine. What I discovered was closer to a super Facebook on steroids. You put up a post, it’s read by the people who follow you, and the next day it is gone and forgotten. Very few people stop and browse. And most of the readers are other bloggers. But then, there is the social side.
I have met a lot of people from all over the world. Some I call my friends. Some are very good friends. This was an unintentional side effect. I had no idea I would spend my days chatting with so many people. Continue reading →
Hello! Welcome to my little coffee hour. Looking at the cup you may notice I’m currently on Cape Cod. No, the cup on the right’s not Batman, it’s a drawing by Edward Gorey who lived a few miles down the road.
This is a very special coffee event. A lot is going on in my corner of the blogosphere. Today is my one year blogaversary. Yes, on November 1, 2013 I put up my first post. It was a tongue in cheek piece about all of the great ideas I had come up with only to see someone else make them reality. Continue reading →