Sunday, April 15, 2007

Looking Forward to the Writer's Retreat

I've literally spent the entire day reading other people's blogs. I enjoyed myself so much that every time I looked over to check the clock, 3 hours had gone by.

I'm putting together the workshop I'm doing for the May retreat, which is on blogging. Today I checked in on a whole array of writer's blogs. I wanted to get the feel for what attracts me to one blog and not another. I looked at their profiles to see how many profile views there were. Were there a lot of widgets, images and links? Were there frustrating links that didn't work well?

It was very easy to get a sense of the writer's voice, which is the most useful thing about blogging. That's something I'll be looking at during my workshop - how to refine the writer's voice.

As for that retreat, I cannot wait. Spring is the perfect time for a weekend away. I need all-over renewal after the winter, not just creatively, and timing this writer's weekend for the same time that nature has her growth spurt is inspired.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Well, I'm flattered that I'm one of the writers you chose to look in on, Julia!

If there's anything else I can do for you as you get ready for your retreat, holler!

Annie Mac said...

I wish I were going to the retreat. But, with kids, it's hard to get away for a weekend during the school year. And, it's my father's 75th birthday that weekend.

One thing about writer's blogs - I like the individual blogs rather than the group blogs.