I know people who redecorate their homes constantly–and those (like my mom) who fix it up once, dust off their hands, and never look back. I’m sort of in the middle when it comes to decorating. Mostly, because as time goes by, my taste changes.
When it comes to my writing home, I’ll do a make-over as well. Not so much because my taste changes but because what I want my blog to do changes.
These days, I need my blog to serve the same purpose as my website did–giving my credentials–and using the page function works perfectly to that end. So I spruced up those pages a bit. And it’s easy to add (or take away) information whenever I like.
I wanted to keep my blog relevant and continue to add content that might be helpful to my faithful readers. So I made the front page my blog posts. But I started thinking about new folks who might visit and what I wanted them to see when they landed on my front page.
Well, obviously I want them to be completely enamored with Cathy C. Hall! But since that’s a stretch, even for the Beneficent Mr. Hall, I figured I’d settle for “interested enough in Cathy C. Hall to want to keep up with her.” So I made sure that I had plenty of ways for new readers to do just that (Facebook, Twitter, SCBWI, email).
I’m still tweaking because I’m still thinking about what I want my writing home to be. What about you? When was the last time you looked at your writing home with a discerning eye? Are you getting the most bang for your buck?
If you’re like me, you’ve put a lot of hard work into your blog (or website), so it’s worth the effort to make it home, sweet writing home. And honestly, it’s way easier than stripping that 80′s wallpaper.